Screening soil for lead

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!

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