herbs


by Nicole Wines The Raíces Herbal Circle and Knowledge Exchange was started by herbalist Angela Lugo. Membership is open to all individuals with practical knowledge of herbs and healing practices from different cultures and traditions who wish to take part in this circle. We now meet on the first Friday of […]

Raíces Herbal Circle and Knowledge Exchange – Monthly Meetings & ...


by Nicole Wines We have moved on from lettuce salads to sauteed kale, homemade pickles and an diversity of beans. Tomato vines are bursting with green tomatoes and we will be making sauce, salsa and tomato sandwiches soon. Herbal medicines are steeping and being prepared almost daily. The flowers continue […]

EcoCulture Garden Update – Abundance – July 28, 2018








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 on the Raíces Seed Library, and even create new gardens […]

Raíces EcoCulture Garden Crew Spring Update


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. This year we focused on tomatoes and herbs, both culinary and medicinal. All seedlings are organically grown and have not been sprayed or […]

Raíces Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2017




by Angela Lugo Culantro (Eryngium foetidum L.,Apiaceae) is both a cooking and medicinal herb well known in the Caribbean, West Indies and the Far East. It is a biennial herb indigenous to continental tropical America and the West Indies. The herb is commonly found along moist or shaded pathways and […]

Culantro/ Cilantro: No, It’s Not the Same!