Las plantulas celebrando el 2017

Celebrando en el #nursery del huerto. Las #plantulas y los #nuevos #comienzos .🍾

⚡️Primera lección de 2017⚡️

Es más fácil seguir á alguien que respetas y admiras. Procura vivir una vida en la que #cultives el #respeto y la #admiración de los demás. Solo así lograras ser un ente de cambio en tu comunidad, negocio, vida, …

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Sustentabilidad Tropical

img_4827Llevar un estilo de vida sustentable es mucho mas sencillo de lo que piensas. Cuando somos conscientes “mindful”, de los ciclos que rodean nuestra comida, nuestros desperdicios, nuestra VIDA, …
Todo esto, es mucho mas fácil de entender. Cuando vivimos nuestro diario, con la intención de minimizar nuestro impacto ambiental. Estas dos practicas, sencillas y accesibles para todos. Son los primeros pasos, hacia un estilo de vida sustentable.

• Composta

La abundancia de agua, humedad y calor tropical permite que las cosas se descompongan muy rápido. Para una guía o demostración de como comenzar una composta. Pendiente a este blog ó contáctanos

• Agua de lluvia

Mi gente, estamos en los trópico! El agua esta cayendo del cielo, constantemente.💧Recógela!💧. El proyecto de Mario Antunez “Agua e’ Lluvia; Rain Harvest Solution”.  Es una alternativa local.
 

Chachooo.. eso es muy dificil!!

No seas aguafiestas! Tienes acceso a todos los recursos, en este paraiso TROPICAL. Sintonízate a los ciclos naturales y comenzarás a ver el 🌎 con otros ojos.



Vamos, repitan conmigo:

– Cultivar alimentos
– Alimentar a su familia
– Guardar semillas
– Conservar material orgánico variado, para la composta.
– Modificar el suelo

Y el ciclo comienza otra vez y otra vez y otra vez.

Creative Community

This past weekend was full of creative activities that involved someone taking the risk to make it happen, and in turn strengthening our community.

It also involved people taking a risk and showing up to participate and spend their money locally, in turn investing in the local economy.

👉🏼 Storytime at TBC Food and Drink

Monthly storytime and the free community  library are great offerings for families of the community and visitors, too.

Upon entering this restaurant you are immediately welcomed by the friendly staff and you can’t help but to feel happy with all of the colors and details. Definitely a work of art worth checking out!

Follow TBC food & drink on Facebook to find out about their next event and to see their beautiful menus that change weekly.

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👉🏼Gudvibes Opening Event

This space has evolved into a community space for yoga, art classes, theater, dance and many other offerings.

The opening event was inspirational, witnessing the artist Sofia Maldonado and her team recreate the exterior and interior of the space. Check out her work at sofiamaldo on Instagram.

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The green patch that was installed with the help of Kale Mamá during the summer camp, is thriving and producing a lot of kale!  Stay tuned for upcoming green patch workshops with Kale Mamá and the GudVibesTribe.

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During the event, we had the opportunity to do a color scavenger hunt with paint chips in the garden. Upon first glance, green is what we saw, but as we looked closer, the kids found many colors and noticed the variety of plants growing there. We could have been color hunting for hours, they loved it!
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👉🏼BQN Community Event at Royal Isabela

Behind the cat woman costume is Ashley Wright of Puerto Rican Destination Weddings, who is behind the BQNlife movement and events at Royal Isabela.

She is working to support local businesses and build the local economy. 👍   We shared a beautiful evening with music, food, artisans, costume contests and kids’ activities.  🕸🎃🕷💚

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There is so much value in all of these community events; bringing people together to talk and exposure to arts, literature, food, the environment and more!

We look forward to seeing what other creative ventures pop up in the community.

Garden Installation Birthday 

What was once a dream became a reality at a recent kids’ birthday party!!

Kale Mamá was invited to help install a garden at a birthday celebration.  Yes, you read that correctly!  We can’t believe it ourselves.  💪🏼💚🌱🌻🐝

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Before the craft table was fully set up Princess Leia and Darth Vader came running up to paint a rock!

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After the rocks had been painted, we gathered the kids and went to the garden space, which had been weeded and prepped, and the kids immediately started digging.
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The finished product!
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It is so fulfilling to see a blank canvas turned into a space for growing food, meditation, inspiration, exploration and play!

We would love to help you do the same. Contact us to find out more!

Interested in learning more about booking an eco-activity or garden installation? Click here to fill out the inquiry form and we will get back to you shortly.

#kalemamá #ecobirthday #petrock #popupcraftbooth #aguadillapr #greenmama @westcoastwheatgrass @islapopspr @startyourgarden

Growing Kale in Containers 

Ohhhhhhh what a feeling it is to harvest from your own garden!

But before this beautiful bunch of kale, enjoy these few simple steps:

1. Order / buy seeds

Gather a few seed catalogs and dream about your future garden!  You can order seeds and get free seed catalogs by going to these websites.

 Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Botanical Interests – can download the catalog and a free coloring book!

We like to support local when possible and in Puerto Rico,

 Desde Mi Huerto 

is a good option and can be found at some supermarkets.

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2. Sow the seeds

Gather a tray, pot or upcycled cup and fill with soil.

Make a very small hole or a row and sprinkle the seeds and cover with a bit of soil.

See package for depth, but typically sow just below the soil surface.

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3. Keep the soil watered, but not too wet that there is standing water.

To not disturb the soil we say, “the seeds are sleeping”.

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…and in a few days the sprouts will awaken!
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4.  After the sprouts get a few inches tall, take your fingers and pinch around the plant and get a good clump of soil to make sure you get the roots and transplant (put) into a bigger pot with soil in it.

We put three plants directly into a black pot in a triangle and put hay around them. This seems to work well for the climate we live in.  You may have to adjust to your climate.

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5. When the plants get big enough, harvest the largest leaves, every few days by snapping at the base, but leave enough of the plant to continue to grow.

Here we transplanted a few to the garden bed and they seem to be doing well.

When you are tired of eating kale – ha, ha yeah right! 😉  – you can let the plant complete its cycle by letting it “go to seed”, and then harvest the seed to start the process again!

Happy Planting!

-Kale Mamá

Revamping the Home Garden 

How are you spending time this Sunday? Happy to have chosen to revamp the home garden. It was tough pulling out the cherry tomatoes as they were so productive, but loving the new change and the opportunity to grow a variety of plants.

#kalemamá #homegarden #urbangarden #huertourbano #pollinators #beewatching #abejas #bees #cosmos #insectosbeneficiosos #beneficialinsects

Haz La Pausa


Hermosa mañana en el huerto entre flores, frutas y abejas. Este sábado, te invito a sacar un momento para sembrar, observar, escuchar,oler,………..

En familia ó solo, haz la pausa.

🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

Comparte con los tuyos, la dulce sensación que trae un estilo de vida mas pausado. Entre la naturaleza, la comida y la buena #compañía.

🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

Anda!! Anímate y haz tu parte!!!!

#aquihagomiparte #vandanashiva #resurgentlife #pequeñostesoros #curranttomatoes #imagination #naturaleza #comida #bqncommunity #rinconpr #urbangardening #ecochic #greenmama #urbanfarming #inspiration