The Passive Solar Aquaponics Greenhouse is being constructed! Right now! This project has been in-the-works for two years and Joe is in the process of actualizing it. Its foundation was poured last week (by some contractors). Joe and some workers from our maintenance crew are busy on putting up the frame. This is simply fantastic.
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. Joe got the go-ahead to start constructing the passive solar/aquaponics greenhouse, so that has been his main focus.Thus, Joe passed the maintenance of the lab aquaponics system to me (and some volunteers from other crews at RAD to cover for the days when I am not [...]
By: Joe Martino
Some call me Joe and others call me Joebob. Its a nickname I got from another kid named Joe who lived on the same floor as me when we were freshman at Evergreen. His name was Johio, because, well…
he’s from Ohio.
Anyways, I’ve had this [...]
One of my long-term goals for this year is to create a series of tools that will allow RAD to save seeds, dry herbs, and make herbal tea blends. It would be awesome if I could make some tea to give out to residents as gifts.
The first step in [...]
by Mark Allmand
RAD Sustainability is currently experimenting with growing Spirulina, an edible form of algae that provides substantial health benefits. Because Spirulina lacks cell walls, it is extremely easy to digest, and offers about 65% complete protein. The rest of the makeup consists of essential omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, [...]
by Mark Allmand
Fungi are an intriguing life form, some species offering a plethora of health benefits, others being extremely poisonous. Some species are utilized for…other purposes. There are upwards of 10,000 described species in North America alone, which makes for a huge variety of uses. Pleurotus ostreatus, more commonly known [...]