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

D.I.Y. Fridays – Do It Yourself Seed Envelopes

by Nicole Wines Spring is almost here and we are excited for the planting season. This time of year, we are always busy sorting seeds, getting ready to plant, attending seed swaps and getting seeds out to our fellow Raíces … 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