[permaculture] Mycoremediation of petroleum-polluted sites.
david at h4c.org
Mon Dec 17 11:37:59 EST 2007
Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> I've seen a episode of "Bioneers: Saving The Planet" where a renowned
> Mycologist showed using compost and added fungi to de-comtaminate soil
> soaked in fuel oil.
> I highly recommend watching this, if you can find it.
A bit more description may help. At the 2006 Bioneers Conference, for
example, Paul Stamets talked about mycoattractants and mycopesticides,
and referenced a patent
which had just been issued to him that could "revamp the pesticide
industry". He said that it could rid a house of termites and carpenter
ants for $1 a year! A really, really short excerpt from that talk is
linked via this page <http://fungifest.com/2007/03>. Apparently the
whole talk is available for download (audio only) for $2 from here
But a talk at a conference does not sound like an episode of... a TV/web
show(? "an episode of 'Bioneers...'"). I suppose an episode could
extract from and be built around such a talk, but is that what happened?
Was it even this particular mycologist or some other?
Would it be possible to offer more information, if you remember or have it?
David William House
"The Complete Biogas Handbook" www.completebiogas.com
"Make no search for water. But find thirst,
And water from the very ground will burst."
(Rumi, a Persian mystic poet, quoted in Delight of Hearts, p. 77)
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