Pirámide de Conexión Verde

“¡Te enteraste! Tenemos una columna en

Kale Mamá se une #agrochic en una columna mensual.
Estaremos compartiendo información util para los padres, abuelos, maestros, tíos, hermanos,…

Que quieran incluir la conexión verde en el diario de los grillitos de la casa ó de la escuela.
Echa un vistazo a nuestra columna en y puedes descargar nuestra pirámide de conexión verde allí para establecer metas para este año.



Visita a la Feria Para la Naturaleza



Llegamos! A veces es difícil salir de la casa, pero vale la pena.  🙂 !!!



Mucha gente explorando…


Árboles gratis!!!



Tiestos pintados “upcycled” – Mas abajo pueden ver nuestro tiesto.


Muy organizado



Aprende sobre está organización, visit RICO y como impactan la agricultura local.


Semillas y plantas de Desde mi huerto



Verduras cultivadas en Puerto Rico de Efecto Sombrilla


Karibe Kombucha , una pequeña empresa familiar. Con Kambucha y otros productos. Puede encontrar sus productos en
en Rincón, Mayagüez y en el departamento de la comida en San Juan.

Aquí la mayoría de las botellas, ya vendidas!

Disfrute de estas fotos de algunas de las exposiciones educativas únicas.
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​Algunas cosas para llevar a casa! 


Para más información:  Visit Para La Naturaleza 


Outside Space Activities 

Our garden has developed into so much more than a space for growing food – here are some of our favorite activities currently.  And for those not able to get outside, some of these can easily be adapted for indoor play. Enjoy!

-Painting dried leaves with watercolors


-Collecting (and eating cherry tomatoes) always a favorite

-Balancing on tires

-Looking for the moon (still a favorite)

-Painting (with markers) rocks to decorate the garden, made with letters and numbers, and he points out the colors

Do you like our table and chairs?! 😉 We love repurposing what we already have.

-Shell table – currently matching and playing; will work up to doing patterns



-Kale Mamá


Small Garden Plot, Full of Life

Thanks to Start Your Garden for gifting a moringa tree to the Gudvibes Garden.
Even in this small urban garden plot, I feel rejuvenated, inspired, connected and hopeful!
Garden Activities

Week of Reyes -2017

-chalk art

-played hopscotch

-“eye spy” for a katydid /esperanza

-counted 15 different species of plants

-weeded out plants to make space for others

-planted Moringa tree
Then we nourished our bodies with a healthy snack. So delicious and affordable!




Message us to reserve your spot for the next garden club!

See this link for more information on Moringa:

-an important food source in some parts of the world

-it can be grown cheaply and easily
-the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried

#moringa #treesforlife #kalemamá #startyourgarden #gudvibestribe #handsinthedirt #greenmama #playoutside


Theme Gardens

School gardens can have various themes for garden beds, which could also be applied to home gardens :

🌱 color garden (various colors-leaves, fruit or flowers-pictured here)

🌱 sensorial garden  (taste, smell, touch – pictured here)

🌱 herb garden (basil, thyme, mint…)

🌱 salsa garden (tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions)

🌱 pizza garden (tomatoes, basil)

🌱 salad garden (kale, other greens, tomatoes)

🌱 pollinator garden (to attract pollinators-bees) 

And many more!  

The whole process from picking the theme to eating the salsa or drawing the various flower colors in their garden journals can involve the kids at school or your family at home!


Farmers’ Market Week Activities – Aguadilla 

Beautiful day at Aguadilla Farmers’ Market, celebrating  Farmers’ Market Week, with:

🌱  seed packet decorating to take home seeds / semillas

🌱  seed sorting for the little ones

🌱  writing lists for what to buy at the market

🌱  planting in the huerto urbano / urban garden

… and one of the parents found a gusano / worm !!

#natureconnection #conexionconlanaturaleza #cosmosflower



Parents – please share any photos taken!!


“Cooking” with Found Nature Items 

Kale Mamá explorando parques de Puerto Rico.

Followed my little guy around chasing lizards


“Cooked” tacos out of leaves, rocks and flowers with a friends’ 4.5 year old.

When I sat down on the bench and showed him the leaf with some smaller leaves in it and asked if he wanted to try the taco I made,

he looked at me for a second-trying to read the situation-

and then immediately started collecting unique leaves and rocks to add to the taco, he said “pimiento, salsita…”

#natureconnection #conexionconlanaturaleza #getoutside #wildandfreechildren


Magic Beans

“Baby” G helping shell and playing with the beans, after eating cherry tomatoes from the garden! 

A Garden Education Gurú, Judy, who I met while working with school gardens in California, introduced me to Christmas Lima Beans, amongst many other heirloom seeds and tips for working with kids in the garden setting.  How grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with her!

I have always thought of these seeds as magic beans and keep a few in my pocket in case I have the chance to pass them on to someone else who might plant them. So…. Just ask next time we see each other!

In Puerto Rico I have grown and collected a great amount and replanted the seeds.  ‘Baby’ G likes to help shell and sort them…and sometimes they spill all overall and then we race to pick them up.


Once the child is old enough to keep out of mouth:

🌱  Planting the seeds / put in soil / may be fun for child to “plant and replant” in soil

🌱  Observing plant growth, watering, finding flowers, collecting seeds, shelling seeds

🌱  Sorting / with other seeds / into various containers

🌱  Counting the seeds using an ice cube tray

For older children:

🌱  Looking up recipes  & cooking the beans

🌱  Tracking plant growth / identifying cotyledons / measuring plant

See related post :  How to Start a Bean Plant in an Upcycled CD Case


Permaculture Ethics 

Photo: Teaching Permaculture ethics at a local summer camp.

Permaculture is a whole systems-based thinking / design process, which is guided by the following ethics: Caring for the earth, Caring for people, Sharing of our surplus resources. 

As I go through my day I notice examples of how I am using these ethics in my life.

I also notice how I would like to incorporate them more and ways that I could do so.

When I buy a locally grown watermelon, I am…
1. Caring for the earth:

-reducing pollution (buying locally grown, less transportation fuel)

-reducing waste (feeding rinds to chickens, saving seeds and growing sprouts for chickens)

-caring for soil (chicken manure enriches soil, local farmer caring for soil)
2. Caring for people:

-taking care of ourselves (eating healthy, whole foods, that are good for my body)

-taking care of our families, communities (produced locally -> supports local economy -> supports people in my community)
3. Sharing of our surplus resources:

  -taking what we need and sharing what we don’t need (taking what we can eat and giving half to a friend or neighbor, saving and sharing seeds)

How are you using Permaculture ethics in your life? 


Observing and Identifying

Kalemamá had a beautiful encounter with a Puerto Rican Tody  todus mexicanus while out hiking , returned home to sketch in my nature journal – from a field guide, but while out there, it allowed me to watch it and see its’ beautiful red throat for a few minutes!

It’s crazy how in that moment – I felt so connected, so alive, so happy to have chosen to get outside that day and explore and so inspired to continue to share nature activities with kids and others !

#conexionconlanaturaleza #natureconnection #birdsofinstagram #pajarosdepuertorico #biodiversidaddepuertorico #naturejournaling #gratitude