Photo gallery from the 2019 Raíces EcoCulture MicroFarm summer season.
by Francisco G. Gómez Finca Mi Casa’s High Tunnel is back in action thanks to you! It was January 2018 when we first visited Don Luis and Doña Carmen, at […]
by Nicole Wines The early part of the winter of 2015 will be known as one of the warmest on record for the Northeast US, the temperate region where our […]
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.
by Nicole Wines Honeybees and other pollinators need our help. We humans have moved (forced) honeybee and pollinator species around and between continents, contaminated their food sources, and been a […]
Reuse produce containers and plastic egg cartons to start your seeds indoors.
OPEN SESAME – THE STORY OF SEEDS by Nicole Wines “What makes a seed grow?……You need sunshine, you need water, you need love.”~Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds This […]
by Nicole Wines Spring is almost here and we are excited for the planting season. This time of year, we are always busy sorting seeds, getting ready to plant, attending […]
By Francisco G. Gómez A week ago I was invited to a round table discussion. The topic was end of garden season observations. It turned out to be a round […]
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.