A Change in the Routine 

2nd night of blackout here…a change in the routine…

a reason to disconnect,

a reason to start a conversation,

a reason to get out in the community,

a reason to be outside in the garden,

a reason to cool off in the ocean,

a reason to look at the stars (and be lucky enough to see a shooting star and a lightning bug – cucubano),

a reason to plant a bigger garden and think about capturing sun and water and leaning on each other to make our lives more secure, more connected, more meaningful.

#kalemamá #huertourbano #cosmos #arcoiris #permaculture #permacultura #puertoricoblackout


Disfrutando de lo sencillo 

Pasan los días entre flores y capullos… En fin entre posibilidades y la magia de lo desconocido. Jamás dejaré de sentir ilusión por esto. Disfrutando de lo sencillo y haciendo la pausa cada día , cosecho alegría y salud mental y fisica.




#urbanpollinatorgarden #díasyflores #pequeñostesoros #imaginacion #naturaleza #flowers #flowerfarmers #ecochic #greenmama #ecolifestyle #gardening #mentalhealth


Que es Kale Mamá? Who is Kale Mamá?

Part of Kale Mamá’s mission:

“…these young mothers felt a concern for creating a safe and fun space that fosters:

-science and agricultural education as dynamic, but above all BEAUTIFUL and fun.”

We believe it !! and at our events you will find this to be true.

Find out more by clicking here


under Menu / Que es Kale Mamá? Who is Kale Mamá?

#kalemamá #ecochic #ecomama #greenmama #cosmos


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


Mi Corazon Simple se llena de Esperanzas

En un mundo lleno de tanto odio mi corazon simple se llena de esperanzas.
Con la posibilidad de sembrar el amor a la tierra en nuestros niños.

#pequeñostesoros #humildes pero #valiosas #cosechas #kalemamá #ecochic #greenmama #puertorico #rinconpr #bqncommunity #aguadillapr #frijoles #Phaseolusvulgaris #asteraceae #zinnia #marigolds


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


A walk in the Garden — berryvine

Increíbles imágenes de un mundo surreal….


I walk every morning in the garden. Its my favorite time of the day. Its easier in the summer to enjoy with out the heat. I love the sounds of the birds,the call of the hawks whose hunt I have interrupted, the look of the sun rays through the humid air, It’s all quite surreal […]

via A walk in the Garden — berryvine