The Radix Center is hiring a person to collect compost from members of our Community Compost Initiative in the City of Albany. A vehicle is needed. Must be able to lift 50 pound plastic bins. Pickups are on Wednesdays and currently take around 2-3 hours. We are actively seeking to expand and … Continue reading Hiring Compost Collector!
By: Evelyn Pae Fungi are one of the most peculiar and mysterious kingdoms sprouting on the tree of life. They can grow in locations as remote as the ocean depths or as personal as the nooks between your toes. It is estimated that that millions of species of fungi remain unknown to science. However, even … Continue reading Mycoremediation
By: Dan Burke-Perez Today, we largely rely on industrial agriculture to produce our food. Industrial agriculture relies heavily on chemical inputs and uses monoculture—dedicating huge areas to only one crop—to grow food. Today, most of the food in the world is produced, packaged, shipped, and sold through a global food system with industrial agriculture at … Continue reading Urban vs. Industrial Agriculture
By: Myles Banfield Green infrastructure refers to systems that provide various ecosystem services. There is a wide variety of strategies for implementing green infrastructure in the urban environment, including urban geometry, environmentally friendly building materials, and plant-based systems. Different strategies are designed to be applied to areas where they can have the greatest impact. Urban … Continue reading Green Infrastructure
By: Jacob Charest I have been working at Radix for three months. I have helped plant gardens to allow the community to pick vegetables so they could feed their families healthy meals. Often times, young children would stop by and learn about animals. Many had never seen a chicken or a goose. We taught them … Continue reading We Need More Inner-City Community Farms
By Andrew Poitras Airborne pollutants are the root of many serious health concerns, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthmatic and allergic symptoms, and respiratory infections which threaten at-risk populations such as children, older adults, and immunocompromised individuals4. In extreme cases, the inhalation of toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, and nickel has highly carcinogenic effects … Continue reading Reducing Health Risks and Assessing Major Urban Sources of Air Pollution