Herbal Pain Relief Workshop 11.21.17 – Handouts

Greetings Friends, Here are the handouts that you may not have gotten at the workshop because we ran out:                 You can also view the photo gallery from the program here. … Continue reading

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

D.I.Y. Fridays – Making Herbal Tinctures

by Nicole Wines Tinctures are an easy way to make a powerful medicine from the herbs grown in your garden or those found throughout your yard or the wild.  Tinctures, in short, are an herbal extract made using alcohol as … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Calendula Infused Oil

by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. is a simple step-by-step tutorial on making your own calendula infused oil.  We grow calendula in all of the Raíces EcoCulture garden plots so the blooms are always in abundance. We only remove flowers … Continue reading

Where to find Guanábana / Soursop

  by Francisco G. Gómez As of late Raíces has received a number of e-mails requesting information on how to obtain guanábana. Here in the tristate area it is rather difficult to find this miracle fruit, this is because guanábana … Continue reading

Numen – The Healing Power of Plants

by Francisco G.Gómez Syllabification: (nu·men) Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞omən/ noun (plural numina /-mənə/) the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place. Origin: early 17th century: from Latin Above is one of several definitions of numen. Sociologists use the word … Continue reading

North African Plants – Treasures From The Desert

by Carolina Gonzalez Living in the Canary Islands, on the Northwest coast of Africa, makes gardening a challenging task. A six month summer, with desert temperatures and dry, burning African winds allows only the stronger, more water-saving herbs to survive … Continue reading