The mission of the Radix Center is to promote ecological literacy and environmental stewardship through educational programs based around demonstrations of sustainable technologies. 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.


Focused Work December 13, 2018
Radix’s Youth Employment program teaches both practical and intellectual jobs skills. During the first hour, our youth employees maintain and improve our small farm business by building, composting, digging, planting, mulching, and preparing vegetables for sale. During the second hour, we develop literacy and advocacy skills by discussing selected readings. Our readings have covered a range of styles and have included selections from Pope Francis’ encyclical On Care for Our Common Home and Mary Ruefle’s poem “Keeping it Simple.”


This week, our youth employees diverged from reading to reflect on their Radix experiences after a resume discussion and workshop. After 15 minutes of quiet writing time, our Monday and Wednesday groups BOTH chose to stay late to continue writing!


Youth employment is open to all high-school aged youth who live in Albany. Youth interested in applying may send a brief letter of interest to ben@radixcenter.org.


Focused Work December 13, 2018
On Volunteering December 3, 2018
Vacant Lot Restoration November 21, 2018