We put up a 12 by 24 foot hoop house to increase off-season vegetable production! The hoop house was purchased with funding from the United Way grant that supports the our South End Healthy Food Partnership - click here to see more on the partnership.
In late December,the team at SEED – Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Design, lllc. installed 11 solar panels onto the Radix greenhouse. The panels were installed “landscape”, or horizontally across the south facing peak of the greenhouse. The panels will be able to collect ample sunlight in this location, creating minimal shade in the winter, and … Continue reading Radix goes SOLAR
In October Radix was paid a visit by students and teachers from North Albany Academy. Orchestrated by Kelly Grindstaff, the Project Manager for Teacher Professional Development at RPI’s Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education, the group of 60 students engaged in a number of hands-on activities at Radix including composting, aquaponics, microgreen production, and chicken … Continue reading North Albany Academy Visit
Are you interested in participating in a group that will help to inform Albany's Common Council on drafting policies and practices to promote urban agriculture and sustainable food systems in Albany? The subcommittee will develop a plan for urban agriculture in Albany that emphasizes education, access, equity, ecological sustainability, and health. Upon its completion, … Continue reading Call for applications to join the Albany Sustainability Advisory Committee’s Urban Agriculture Subcommittee
This fall we welcomed Laurie Kirchman as our Entrepreneurial Coordinator. She took responsibility for our CSE (like CSA, but 'Community Supported Environmental Education Organization') a weekly produce subscription program. In partnership with Grand Street Community Arts' Youth Organics Program, she piloted the first session of a youth entrepreneurial/urban agriculture training program. It was fantastic! … Continue reading Fall CSA Youth Employment Program