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

Learn how to build your own Beehive, but some things to consider before you do so!

  by Francisco G. Gómez Will Hunting once said, “…you dropped 150 grand on a fuckin’ education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!” Words of wisdom, in deed. Of course there … Continue reading

Raíces Micro Farm Update – Signs of Spring…Shoots and Sprouts

by Nicole Wines We’ve got spring fever at Raíces and we can’t wait to start planting our veggies, greens and herbs and lots of flowers for the bees and other pollinators.  By this time last year we were already harvesting … Continue reading

Apiculture Initiative Field Trip – Visiting the Bees

by Nicole Wines Things are buzzing with the Raíces Apiculture Initiative. Francisco just finished building our first beehive this week and we are gearing up to give our first bees a home in the spring. We are also getting ready … 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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