First Scarlet Runner Beans at Rancho Raíces

by Francisco G. Gómez Our first Scarlet Runner Bean buds just appeared. Totally amazed and in awe of how beautiful and strong they are. These beans have a history that is millennial many times over in Central and South America. … Continue reading

Raíces Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2017

GROW YOUR OWN Raíces Eco-Culture is holding its annual seedling sale so our community members and neighbors can grow their own food while supporting Raíces Eco-Culture programs. This year we focused on tomatoes and herbs, both culinary and medicinal. All … 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

Common Ground Summer Workshop Schedule

Check out the full summer calendar for the Common Ground workshop series. Next up-Zucchini Bread on July 9th.

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Veggie Child Living a Vegan Lifestyle

by Francisco G. Gómez How many teenage children you know are conscious about what food they put in their bodies? Parents’ work schedules and getting children ready for the day’s commitments can be daunting and very stressful, to say the … Continue reading

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

Raíces Eco-Culture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2014

  GROW YOUR OWN Raíces Eco-Culture is holding its annual seedling sale so our community members and neighbors can grow their own food while supporting Raíces Eco-Culture programs. From tomatoes and cucumbers to broccoli and greens to culinary and medicinal … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Helping the Bees with our Plants and Gardens

There has been a lot of buzz about saving the bees lately. Beekeepers, environmental groups, farmers (who rely on the bees to pollinate up to 80% of their flowering crops), and even mainstream media outlets are all reporting a shocking decline in the bee population, especially honeybees, in North America and many regions of Europe. Here is a list of some plants that can be useful to both you and our pollinator friends in your gardens.

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