Puerto Rico Sustainable Disaster Support Initiative Phase 1 – GOAL REACHED!!!

Thanks to the generous contributions of friends, family, community members, and supporters from near and far, Raíces Cultural Center has met it’s goal in Phase 1 of our Disaster Relief Support Initiative. In 9 months we were able to raise over $10,000 to help support grassroots recovery efforts on the island of Puerto Rico. Learn more about what the funds have been used to support as our friends, family and collaborators work for a just, sustainable and renewable recovery for the island.

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Seed Relief for Puerto Rico – Sharing Seeds for a Sustainable Future

by Nicole Wines A JOURNEY TO SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE AND JUST RECOVERY It wasn’t long after Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico that our own community in Central NJ sprang into action to be a part of the relief effort. Concerts, … Continue reading

Impressions from the Raíces Disaster Relief Support Trip – A Travel Log

by Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines During our recent disaster relief support trip to Puerto Rico from January 12-19, 2018, Raíces Crew members were able to post some impressions on social media. This helped us to keep a kind … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Intro to Seed Saving Workshop

Check out the photo gallery from Raíces EcoCulture’s Intro to Seed Saving Workshop with Rachel Dawn Davis in Highland Park, NJ, May 21, 2017.

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Photo Gallery: Raíces Seed Library Orientation Meetings 2017

by Nicole Wines The 2017 gardening season is off to a great start. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Sustainable Highland Park Committee, the Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library has a new homebase at the Eugene Young Environmental Education Center … Continue reading

Finca Mi Casa – Don Luis Soto of Camuy, Puerto Rico

by Francisco G. Gómez At first glance, you may think that Don Luis Soto is just an ordinary man; you may even look at him and not believe he’s a farmer. In fact, he’s a retired agronomist who’s always been … Continue reading

Seed Gallery: Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library Gardens

By saving seed, whether it is one variety or one hundred varieties, members of the Raíces EcoCulture seed library are helping to build a culture of seed freedom and seed sovereignty. Check out some photos submitted by some of our members highlighting their growing and seed saving endeavors in the 2016 growing season.

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Photo Gallery – Seed Saving Talk & Seed Swap

Check out the photos from Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library’s seed saving talk, demonstration and seed swap held at the 2016 Spring Renewal Fair in Rumson, NJ.

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Seed Starting for Raíces EcoCulture – Happy Spring 2016!

by Nicole Wines Every year in the late winter and early spring, Francisco and I get together to sort through the Raíces EcoCulture seed collection and get planting, both in our plots and in our greenhouse. This year, our seed … Continue reading

Hudson Valley Seed Library Donation Update

Thank you to all of our family, friends, and supporters who nominated Raíces EcoCulture to receive our third annual donation of heirloom, organic and non-gmo seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

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