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Archive for October, 2009

2009-10-10 318Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew started work this week on their new project – the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center.  After many months spent clearing regulatory hurdles, we’ve gotten the green light from the city of Albany to begin work.  With construction permit in hand, we’ve started to dig holes for cedar fence posts on the half acre property.  Numerous boulders and concrete slabs provide fun challenges, but we are excited to get going on this new endeavor.  We plan to have a new Radix website containing details about the project up soon.  Also, look for an upcoming new workshop series in Summer 2010!

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This September, students from Tech Valley High School in Rensselaer, NY used the Radix Center’s vacant lot for a class project.  They identified insects and plants, and designed site plans for the future educational center. 2009-10-10 196

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The apartment gets even smaller….2009-10-10 2212009-10-10 2232009-10-10 2432009-10-10 233

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Funds from the 2008 Albany RUST workshop were used to buy gravel for the Albany Free School’s playgound. The gravel forms an impervious barrier, preventing contact with the lead contaminated soil that is ubiquitous in inner city Albany.

Funds from 2007 Albany RUST were used to buy the wood for this arbor. Built by work exchange students and volunteer carpenter Skye, it is located next to a cob bread oven on a green space used by the Albany Free School community. 2009-10-10 004

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