[permaculture] Using Algal Mats as a Soil Amendment

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Sun May 15 22:44:21 EDT 2011

On 5/15/2011 8:05 PM, Bellows,Wendi Lynn wrote:
> We have literally tons of algae cleaned out of rivers here in North
> Central Florida. Algae is known to hyperconcentrate and fix nitrogen
> as well as carbon. Is there anyone out there experimenting with using
> algal mats as a soil amendment. We just began sun drying it and using
> it in our gardens with amazing results and I am curious if there are
> any other folks who have experimented or know of any research on the
> subject.  Thank you, Wendi Bellows

Does it hyperaccumulate anything toxic or heavy metals or pesticide 
residues? I assume it is green algae and not some toxic variety like 
"red tide". Will Google this..

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