D.I.Y. Fridays – Building a Cold Frame

by Nicole Wines It’s been a mild winter in central NJ.  The warm days have us already anticipating the beginning of our planting season, really just a few weeks away for the cool weather crops.  We just worked out our … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Adventures in Soapmaking

by Nicole Wines (NOTE: This is not an instructional article, this is about our own experience learning how to make soap with a teacher.  Making soap involves chemical processes and can be dangerous if not done properly.  Raíces recommends finding … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Raíces Roots Style

by Nicole Wines D.I.Y. stands for Do It Yourself.  Why D.I.Y.?  Very simply, doing things yourself is one way of taking control of your life.  By learning, making and producing things on your own, some things which you may use … Continue reading

Of Gurus and Harvests

It took only two short years to make a Pachamama believer out of me. Not being one to seek out sages, gurus or other learned individuals who seem to be in abundance today, a very young person who sought learning … Continue reading