Raíces EcoCulture Garden Crew Spring Update

by Nicole Wines The Raíces Garden Crew is growing. Members of our recently formed Community Action Team as well as students from the Highland Park High School Environmental Club have been volunteering to transplant herbs and perennials, start seedlings, work … Continue reading

Raíces EcoCulture Community Action Team Meeting Notes – April 30, 2017

Raíces EcoCulture Community Action Team Meeting Notes 4/30/17 Attendees: Nicole Wines, Linda P., Liz T., Chris T., Kira H., Rocio H., Paul A., Paul S., Mark L., Ana P., Adrian P., Karlos B., Susan E., Lowell E., Amanda H. INTRODUCTIONS … Continue reading

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

Lower Raritan River Cleanup last Saturday

by Francisco G.Gomez We headed out for Johnson Park last Saturday for a river clean-up of the Raritan. There were about a dozen people gathered as we were given our trash bags and long reach garbage grabbers to tackle the … Continue reading

Raíces EcoCulture Awarded 2017 Park Partners Grant

Raíces Cultural Center’s EcoCulture program has been awarded a 2017 Park Partners grant from the Borough of Highland Park for the launch of a Sustainable Living Workshop Series. Thank you to all who voted and helped spread the word about the competition, you helped to make this idea a reality!

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Photo Gallery: Eco-Art Exhibit featuring Artist Lisa Bagwell

by Nicole Wines On October 15, 2016, Raíces Cultural Center’s EcoCulture program presented a solo art exhibit and artist talk featuring the Eco-Art of Lisa Bagwell. The opening exhibit was a huge success, with over one hundred attendees visiting throughout … 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

Eco-Art Exhibit Opening October 15

Join Raíces Cultural Center on October 15th for the opening of a solo exhibit by NJ artist Lisa Bagwell. The Eco-Art Exhibit will feature sculptures made entirely of post-consumer recycled materials. Selected artwork will remain on display through November. Hope … 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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Food, Music and Culture = EcoCulture

by Francisco G. Gómez Recently I was asked why Raíces’ mission had strayed so far away from the Arts. As all things evolve through the processes of experience, connections and new understanding, I pondered the question for a moment before … Continue reading