Photo Gallery: Eco-Art Exhibit featuring Artist Lisa Bagwell

by Nicole Wines On October 15, 2016, Raíces Cultural Center’s EcoCulture program presented a solo art exhibit and artist talk featuring the Eco-Art of Lisa Bagwell. The opening exhibit was a huge success, with over one hundred attendees visiting throughout … Continue reading

Grow Your Own! Raíces Seedling Sale

Save the Date!!! Join us May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Ruthie’s Bagel Dish in Highland Park to choose from over 60 varieties of organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers for your garden!

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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 – Build Your Own Worm Bin

Building a worm bin is simple, a great starter do it yourself project for a homestead, whether rural or urban. Vermicomposting requires very little work to produce rich, natural fertilizer for your gardens and process your food waste. Check out how on our D.I.Y. Friday column.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – 10 Ways You Can Help the Bees and Pollinators

by Nicole Wines Honeybees and other pollinators need our help. We humans have moved (forced) honeybee and pollinator species around and between continents, contaminated their food sources, and been a huge cause of stress on their health and environment. Raíces … 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

Raíces Seed Sale Fundraiser 2015

GROW YOUR OWN Raíces EcoCulture is gearing up for the gardening season.  For the first time this year, we are running a seed sale fundraiser as well as our annual seedling sale fundraiser.  Seedling sale info will be going up … 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