By: Ari Del Tufo Dirt, the reason children are sent to wash their hands and the reason public buildings have hand sanitizer at entrances. Dirt is unclean, unhealthy, and teeming with bacteria. But what of the theory that human beings need bacteria, need dirt? In the early 2000s, English microbiologist Graham Rook began developing the … Continue reading Urban Soil Health and Human-Microbe Symbiosis
This year, construction on our new EcoJustice Literacy Classroom began! Initial Excavation Some urban fill shows Radix's site history We are looking forward to begin holding programming inside the classroom in 2021! Youth Employment is the cornerstone of Radix's programming. Our youth give us the labor force needed to transform community spaces, impact food access, … Continue reading 2020 Photo Album
Sliding Scale Soil Lead Screenings Due to the increased interest in building food gardens during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak the Radix Center is offering free soil analysis to South End residents, but donations are always welcome! For potential garden sites beyond the South End we are asking for a donation of $10-20 per sample . … Continue reading Soil Screening for Lead
2019 was an amazing year! Our youth employment program grew to serve 24 students weekly, we began a new maple syrup project, and Senator Chuck Schumer visited Radix to hold a press conference on the value of bees! Keep an eye out for Radix's Annual Report and, if you haven't already, contact Cait@radixcenter.org to sign … Continue reading 2019 Photo Album!