Henry Spliethoff from the New York State Department of Health visited the summer youth team to talk about the dangers of lead contamination in soil, implications for urban gardeners, and to demonstrate how an X-Ray Florescence instrument works. Click here for the full post!
Month: November 2016
Goat milking begins…
This late summer a group of volunteers began milking the goats. The job was complicated by the remaining kids competing for milk, the newness of the act for the goats, and transforming an alpine goat stand to fit dwarf goats. We are looking forward to continuing next year- and hopefully producing enough milk to sell! … Continue reading Goat milking begins…
SoilSHOP & South End Earth Day 2016
This past April, in conjunction with AVillage and the New York State Department of Health, Radix hosted the second SoilSHOP South End Earth Day event in Albany. The day began with volunteer work parties cleaning up neighborhood gardens. At SoilSHOP, community members brought in soil samples from their backyards or community garden plots and have … Continue reading SoilSHOP & South End Earth Day 2016
2016 Annual Apple Celebration
It was a lovely fall day to celebrate the apple with our neighbors! We pulled out our refurbished cider press and made delicious cider for all. We also had a rope swing into a leaf and hay pile, a corn pit, and many animals to pet. The region's apple harvest was greatly diminished this year … Continue reading 2016 Annual Apple Celebration
Giffen Elementary at Radix!
This Fall we began an exciting partnership with Giffen Elementary School. Giffen is the public elementary school in the South End of Albany and is located literally around the corner from Radix. Because of its closeness, students are able to walk over to Radix for regular visits, eliminating the need for expensive bus trips. … Continue reading Giffen Elementary at Radix!