D.I.Y. Fridays – Build Your Own Worm Bin

Building a worm bin is simple, a great starter do it yourself project for a homestead, whether rural or urban. Vermicomposting requires very little work to produce rich, natural fertilizer for your gardens and process your food waste. Check out how on our D.I.Y. Friday column.

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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

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

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

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

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

Harvesting Seeds – A Growing Collection

It’s harvest season and our friends and seed library members are busy harvesting and saving seed.  This statement and these photos were posted September 26 by Wendy Weiner (a.k.a. The Front Yard Farmer) of Transition Monmouth, a collaborator on the … Continue reading

Seed Saving Instructions – Tomatoes

by Nicole Wines and Wendy Weiner As tomato season winds down, make sure to save some seeds from the fruits of your most beautiful, healthy tomato plants.  Planting the seeds you save from your own garden will ensure that the … Continue reading

Seed Saving Instructions – Beans

by Nicole Wines and Wendy Weiner Saving beans is super simple.  At the Raíces Eco-Culture plots we have picked over 5 pounds of dried beans this season, some for eating and some for saving to plant.  Wendy Weiner of Transition … Continue reading

A Crowdfunding Project of our Own! Help Preserve and Spread Culture by Donating to the Raíces Archive and Cultural Exchange

In just one week, we are leaving for a cultural and eco-cultural exchange on the island of Puerto Rico. Raíces Co-directors will be attending and documenting the 5th Bomba Research Conference and exploring ecological sites and eco-farms like Plenitud PR … Continue reading