Hiring Compost Collector!

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!

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Focused Work

Radix’s Youth Employment program teaches both practical and intellectual jobs skills. During the first hour, our youth employees maintain and improve our small farm business by building, composting, digging, planting, mulching, and preparing vegetables for sale. During the second hour, we develop literacy and advocacy skills by discussing selected readings. Our readings have covered a range of … Continue reading Focused Work

Green Parking Lots: A Solution to Polluted Runoff

By: Myles Banfield Current gray infrastructure, such as pipe systems and sewers, can become overwhelmed in events of heavy rainfall8. With climate change and rising sea levels, this could become a more common problem. Roads and parking create large amounts of runoff with high concentrations of pollutants. Vehicular movement and natural rainwater paths transfer a … Continue reading Green Parking Lots: A Solution to Polluted Runoff

Vacant Lot Restoration

By: Dan Perez Every city has vacant lots. What can we do with them? Havana, Cleveland, and Philadelphia are three cities from a long list that have embraced vacant lot restoration to produce food, restore urban ecology, and provide public recreation. 30 years ago, Havana began to convert vacant lots into organoponicos—raised-bed urban farms (Viljoen … Continue reading Vacant Lot Restoration