Building a worm bin is simple, a great starter do it yourself project for a homestead, whether rural or urban. Vermicomposting requires very little work to produce rich, natural fertilizer for your gardens and process your food waste. Check out how on our D.I.Y. Friday column.
Reuse produce containers and plastic egg cartons to start your seeds indoors.
by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. is a simple step-by-step tutorial on making your own calendula infused oil. We grow calendula in all of the Raíces EcoCulture garden plots so […]
Learn a simple method to make homemade citrus incense.
by Nicole Wines Adobo is often used in Caribbean cooking, as well as many other Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cuisines. It is super simple to make your own adobo […]
by Nicole Wines Homemade sauerkraut and other lacto-fermented foods are a great way to preserve fresh food from your garden, C.S.A. share or farmer’s market. They are rich in natural […]
Tips and tricks to help repel and prevent contact with ticks.
by Nicole Wines One option for gardening and small-scale intensive farming is building raised garden beds. It’s not a difficult process, it’s fun to build and you can get creative […]
There has been a lot of buzz about saving the bees lately. Beekeepers, environmental groups, farmers (who rely on the bees to pollinate up to 80% of their flowering crops), and even mainstream media outlets are all reporting a shocking decline in the bee population, especially honeybees, in North America and many regions of Europe. Here is a list of some plants that can be useful to both you and our pollinator friends in your gardens.
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 […]