Raíces EcoCulture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2015

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 bee friendly flowers and … 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

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

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade, All-Natural Eggshell Fertilizer

by Nicole Wines At Raíces EcoCulture, we try to stay conscious about reducing the waste stream.  Whenever possible, we find second uses for materials that would otherwise be looked at as “garbage”.  We upcycle and repurpose as much as we … 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

On Intuitive Cooking

by Lauren Nixon Raíces EcoCulture Volunteer and local FoodCorps Service Member When I invite people over, they often leave asking for a recipe for a dish that I prepared. I usually rattle off a list of ingredients, attempting to evade … 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

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Granola

by Nicole Wines This is what I made for this week’s D.I.Y. Fridays, because granola is just so much more fun (and more tasty) when you make it yourself!  The measurements can be adjusted according to taste, I’m just giving … Continue reading

The Raíces Archive: A Sneak Peak-Puerto Rico 2013

It’s been a few months since our cultural exchange trip to Puerto Rico back in August and September of 2013. While we were there we took over 800 photographs and videos to document the events we participated in and locations … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Sauerkraut and Other Fermented Foods

by Nicole Wines Homemade sauerkraut and other lacto-fermented foods are a great way to preserve fresh food from your garden, C.S.A. share or farmer’s market.  They are rich in natural probiotics, microbes and lactic acid to promote digestive health, nutrient … Continue reading