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

From Culture to Eco-Culture – Saving Seeds, Growing Roots

by Nicole Wines For the next ten days, leading up to Vandana Shiva’s Fortnight of Action for Seed Freedom, Raíces Eco-Culture will be posting articles, instructions, personal reflections, information and resources on seed saving. This will be the launch of … Continue reading

April EcoCulture Update: Seeds, Seedlings and Spreading our Roots

Happy Spring from the Raíces crew! This spring brings a lot of great news for Raíces and our community.  We have a new home.  Our seeds our planted and our first sprouts are up.  The cold frame experiment we planted … Continue reading

Help Raíces EcoCulture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation

Raíces EcoCulture recently became coordinators of the Livingston Community Gardens in collaboration with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, in addition to the seven organic micro farm plots we will be planting for our second year. We are looking … Continue reading