Seed Relief for Puerto Rico – Sharing Seeds for a Sustainable Future

by Nicole Wines A JOURNEY TO SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE AND JUST RECOVERY It wasn’t long after Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico that our own community in Central NJ sprang into action to be a part of the relief effort. Concerts, … Continue reading

Impressions from the Raíces Disaster Relief Support Trip – A Travel Log

by Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines During our recent disaster relief support trip to Puerto Rico from January 12-19, 2018, Raíces Crew members were able to post some impressions on social media. This helped us to keep a kind … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Raíces Seed Library Orientation Meetings 2017

by Nicole Wines The 2017 gardening season is off to a great start. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Sustainable Highland Park Committee, the Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library has a new homebase at the Eugene Young Environmental Education Center … Continue reading

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

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

Help Raíces Eco-Culture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation

We can’t believe it’s seed time already!  Catalogs have been arriving in the mail; we are planning out our spring and summer gardens and the annual nominations for donations from the Hudson Valley Seed Library have begun.  We are looking … Continue reading

Help Raíces EcoCulture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation

Raíces EcoCulture is growing! In the last year, we have started up a local and regional seed library, and this coming growing season we are expanding from our 7 micro farm plots to a 2-acre small farm site only 10 … Continue reading