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.