D.I.Y. Fridays – Starting Seeds in Recycled Produce Containers

by Nicole Wines Recycling, upcycling, repurposing…whatever you want to call it, we are always looking for ways to reuse materials that would normally be thrown away to help keep our impact on the waste stream low.  Although I’m not personally … Continue reading

Raíces Seed Sale Fundraiser 2015

GROW YOUR OWN Raíces EcoCulture is gearing up for the gardening season.  For the first time this year, we are running a seed sale fundraiser as well as our annual seedling sale fundraiser.  Seedling sale info will be going up … Continue reading

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

Raíces Eco-Culture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2014

  GROW YOUR OWN Raíces Eco-Culture is holding its annual seedling sale so our community members and neighbors can grow their own food while supporting Raíces Eco-Culture programs. From tomatoes and cucumbers to broccoli and greens to culinary and medicinal … Continue reading

March EcoCulture Update: New Gardeners, Spring Planting and our Seed Library

A photo post by Nicole Wines (click photos to view larger version) HAPPY SPRING After a long winter, we are glad that it is starting to feel like spring at the very end of March.  We are ready to come … Continue reading

Getting to Know the Bees-Raíces Apiculture Resource Update 2/17/14

by Nicole Wines The Raíces Apiculture Initiative has been launched and we are gearing up for the spring season.  We have been hard at work acquiring equipment, building beehives, educating ourselves, getting the word out, communicating with the people who … Continue reading

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

Raíces EcoCulture is growing! In the last year, we have started up a local and regional seed library, and this coming growing season we are expanding from our 7 micro farm plots to a 2-acre small farm site only 10 … Continue reading

Raíces Micro Farm CSA Survey

Help Raíces Open a Local, Sustainable Eco Farm The Raíces Eco-Culture Micro Farm is growing. On entering our third growing season, we may have the opportunity to begin a small sustainable, local farm. To start it up and keep this … Continue reading

A Crowdfunding Project of our Own! Help Preserve and Spread Culture by Donating to the Raíces Archive and Cultural Exchange

In just one week, we are leaving for a cultural and eco-cultural exchange on the island of Puerto Rico. Raíces Co-directors will be attending and documenting the 5th Bomba Research Conference and exploring ecological sites and eco-farms like Plenitud PR … Continue reading