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Sunday 3/30 – Tour starts at 1 pm!

Hope to see you there!

 

153 Grand St.

Albany, NY

 

Sign up now to reserve your space in this popular class!

RUST – The Regenerative Urban Sustainability Training -

an intensive weekend workshop of skills for building ecologically resilient communities in today’s cities.

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Challenged with both environmental and economic crises’, humanity must work to create an ecologically sustainable society.

This process of transition will necessitate that we drastically reduce our consumption of Earth’s resources, as well as recycle our waste products back into natural systems.  This work is especially critical in urban environments, where currently more than 50% of the world’s population lives.  To those not familiar with the fundamentals of sustainable living, the task of working towards it can seem daunting and confusing.

In this class, Scott Kellogg and other sustainability experts give attendees a “toolbox” of techniques and knowledge usable by anyone wanting to create sustainable systems in their own communities. Through a combination of group hands-on activities and lectures, participants will learn how to build infrastructure for self-reliance that is simple, affordable, and replicable.  These systems can be applied in either urban or rural environments.

 

For details click here.

At the Radix Center, we believe it is possible to meet human needs while simultaneously restoring ecosystems. Good environmental stewardship is rewarded by better health, wholesome food, and strong communities. The Radix Center teaches practical skills that can be applied to create environmental and economic sustainability. An emphasis is placed on issues of food security, health, and the remediation of contaminated soils.

Over the past year, thousands of people have visited the Radix Center through organized workshops, class trips, open houses, and casual drop-ins. Classes from the Albany Free School, Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), Tech Valley High, Woodland Hill Montessori School, & Albany County Opportunity Inc. Olivia Rorie Head Start have attended workshops at the Radix Center.  Educators from the Fiver Rivers Nature Center toured Radix, a local 4H group has regular meetings at Radix, and in partnership with Siena College the high school group 4H Earth Club has used Radix. Through a partnership with RPI, groups of public school science teachers have also attended workshops at Radix.  In December, 25 teens attended Radix workshops as part of the Take Action Summit organized by A Renaissance Circle.

To read more about our activities in 2013, click here!

Open House Tour  Sunday, December 29, 1 pm.

If there is any sun, it will be warm inside!

153 Grand St., Albany

The Radix Center gives children and adults a hands-on educational experience to understand the main environmental issues we face today- and the tools to work toward positive solutions.

We need your support to continue this important work.

Join the Radix Center today!

In appreciation of their annual donation, members will receive:

  • The opportunity to arrange a private tour
  • Invitations to members-only appreciation events
  • A small thank-you gift

To become a member, make a tax-deductible donation via check or online by clicking on the Paypal or Network for Good links on the right of the page.

Up to $99:       Circle of Friends

$100 – $499:    Distinguished supporter

$500 – $999:    Benefactor

Over $1000:    Sustainer

All donors will be publicly thanked unless accompanied with a request to remain anonymous.

Donations can be mailed to the Radix Center, 59 Elm St., Albany, NY 12202.

We believe it is possible to meet human needs while simultaneously restoring ecosystems. Good environmental stewardship is rewarded by better health, wholesome food, and strong communities.

Since September of 2011, thousands of  people have visited the Radix Center through organized workshops, class trips, open houses, and casual drop-ins. Classes from the Albany Montessori Magnet School, the Albany Free School, Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), Tech Valley High,  Woodland Hill Montessori School, & Albany County Opportunity Inc. Olivia Rorie Head Start have attended workshops at the Radix Center, as well as youth groups from the Albany Howe Library, 15Love, Youth Organics, Troy Produce Project, Living Resources, and the Siena College High School Scholars Program.   A local 4H group has regular meetings at Radix, and in partnership with Siena College the high school group 4H Earth Club has used Radix.  Through a partnership with RPI groups of public school science teachers have also attended workshops at Radix.

Numerous college students have also attended workshops at the Radix Center, including student groups and classes from Skidmore College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the College of Saint Rose, Bloomfield College, the State University of New York at Albany, the College at Oneonta (SUNY), the College at New Paltz (SUNY) & Southern Vermont Community College.  Representatives from the NYS Department of Health, Department of Conservation, Environmental Facilities Corporation, Dormirtory Authority of NY (DASNY), NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Albany County, and the City Common Council have all toured the Radix Center.

Fall apple celebration at the Radix Center on Sunday!
We’ll be bringing out our refurbished cider press and be pressing cider from apples donated by Samascott orchards.
Free cider samples, animals, fun!
This Sunday, November 10th. 1PM
Radix Center – 153 Grand Street (corner of Warren), Albany

Community Supported Environmental Education Center!

We are offering a limited number of slots to receive greens and eggs and mushrooms grown at Radix over the winter.  It will operate kind of like a CSA – but a little different:

You choose your maximum weekly charge:  $10 , $20,  or $30.

We will fill you an order from what we have available that week.  It will not exceed the amount you’ve chosen.  Unlike a typical CSA, we will only charge you for what we’ve given you each week.  If there is something that you absolutely love, or don’t want, we will honor that.

Sign up now – those who sign up first will get the first dibs on winter produce!

We have and will be planting:

  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Lettuce
  • Daikon radish
  • Sweet red and green peppers
  • Hot Peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sorrel
  • Microgreens
  • Pea shoots
  • Watercress
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Okra
  • Tomatillo
  • Nasturtium
  • Shitake mushrooms
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Eggs
  • Rabbit available upon special request!

 

We will bill monthly after delivery.  Bills can be paid via paypal or check.

Orders will be available Wednesdays.  They can be delivered to addresses along the compost pickup route, or picked up at 59 Elm St.

 

Will you support the Radix Center’s educational programs and get FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE ALL WINTER?

Contact produce@radixcenter.org to reserve your spot!

 

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