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Archive for December, 2011

On October 19th, Albany Montessori Magnet teacher Jannine Walton brought her 5th graders for their first in a series of visits to the Radix Center.   During this school year, the students will engage in hands-on projects and learn about environmental sustainability.  This first visit was purposely early in our development, so the students can see the progress as the Radix Center greenhouse systems and gardens are built and grown.

See the full story –  aquaculture, solar greenhouse design, mushrooms, bees, WVO, – here!

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Greenhouse Updates

We’re pleased to announce that major work on our greenhouse structure is finished!  In the past two weeks, the finishing touches have been put on the building, including blowing in cellulose spray insulation and sealing up the cracks in holes and windows.  A huge thanks to all who helped us complete the job!  (Please contact us if you’re interested in hiring any of the amazing carpenters that made this happen!)

It’s been delightful to bask in the summer-like environment that is created in the greenhouse when the sun shines.  Even with temperatures near freezing outside, indoor temps have been up to 80 degrees on the ground level, and close to 100 on the second story.

Click here to continue – plants, aquaculture, pictures and more!

 

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My absolute new favorite joke that I say at a kid’s birthday party as I hold out the present to their to parent:

“Do you need a hutch for this bunny?”

Oh  ha ha ha.

This August, we introduced the Thunderbunny to our 2 does.  Living up to their legendary fecundity,  today we found our 4th generation of babies.

See more – including the benefits of rabbits as urban microlivestock, and tons of cute photos!

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