Seed Gallery: Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library Gardens

By saving seed, whether it is one variety or one hundred varieties, members of the Raíces EcoCulture seed library are helping to build a culture of seed freedom and seed sovereignty. Check out some photos submitted by some of our members highlighting their growing and seed saving endeavors in the 2016 growing season.

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Seed Starting for Raíces EcoCulture – Happy Spring 2016!

by Nicole Wines Every year in the late winter and early spring, Francisco and I get together to sort through the Raíces EcoCulture seed collection and get planting, both in our plots and in our greenhouse. This year, our seed … Continue reading

Hudson Valley Seed Library Donation Update

Thank you to all of our family, friends, and supporters who nominated Raíces EcoCulture to receive our third annual donation of heirloom, organic and non-gmo seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

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Help Raíces Eco-Culture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation from Hudson Valley Seed Library!

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where it feels like winter has just begun and you can’t believe it’s only a few weeks until planting time.  Seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail; we are … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Starting Seeds in Recycled Produce Containers

by Nicole Wines Recycling, upcycling, repurposing…whatever you want to call it, we are always looking for ways to reuse materials that would normally be thrown away to help keep our impact on the waste stream low.  Although I’m not personally … Continue reading

Film Review: Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds

by Nicole Wines OPEN SESAME – THE STORY OF SEEDS “What makes a seed grow?… …You need sunshine, you need water, you need love.” ~Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds This inspiring documentary film by M. Sean Kaminsky follows … Continue reading

Raices’ Bees – One Month Old and Going Strong!

by Francisco G. Gómez So it’s been a month since we set up our new beehive; what a rush getting those incredible little creatures settled into their new home. It was thrilling to say the least and truly one of … Continue reading

March EcoCulture Update: New Gardeners, Spring Planting and our Seed Library

A photo post by Nicole Wines (click photos to view larger version) HAPPY SPRING After a long winter, we are glad that it is starting to feel like spring at the very end of March.  We are ready to come … Continue reading

Back to Nature, you say, but how can you go back to something that you’ve always been a part of?

by Francisco G. Gómez Humans have devised so many complex labels in an endless attempt to describe what is simply, Nature. Permaculture, Bio Dynamic Farming, Eco Farming, Eco Tourism, Eco Spiritual Retreat… ”get in tune with nature through your inner … Continue reading