[permaculture] NEW PERMACULTURE BOOK A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes EARTH REPAIR by Leila Darwish

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 10:59:40 EDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM, Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture
Network <lakinroe at silcom.com> wrote:

> A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes
> EARTH REPAIR  by Leila Darwish http://earthrepair.ca
> Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly
> handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants
> in Canada and the United States. This toxic legacy impacts the environment,
> our health, our watersheds, and land that could otherwise be used to grow
> healthy local food and medicines. Conventional clean-up techniques employed
> by government and industry are not only incredibly expensive and
> resource-intensive, but can also cause further damage to the environment.
> More and more communities find themselves increasingly unable to rely on
> those companies and governments who created the problems to step in and
> provide solutions.
> How can we, the grassroots, work with the power of living systems to truly
> heal and transform toxic and damaged landscapes into thriving, healthy, and
> fertile places once more? How can we respond to environmental disasters in
> accessible and community empowering ways?
> Earth Repair explores a host of powerful grassroots bioremediation
> techniques to assist with the recovery of the lands that nourish us, and to
> support the work many of us do everyday to grow healthy food and medicine
> amidst the polluted and damaged soils of our backyard gardens, community
> commons, and wild lands.
> These techniques include:
> Microbial remediation – using microorganisms to break down and bind
> contaminants
> Phytoremediation – using plants to extract, bind, and transform toxins
> Mycoremediation – using fungi to clean up contaminated soil and water.
> Packed with valuable, firsthand information, recipes and remedies from
> visionaries in the field, Earth Repair empowers communities and individuals
> to take action and heal contaminated and damaged land. Encompassing
> everything from remediating and regenerating abandoned city lots for urban
> farmers and gardeners, to responding and recovering from environmental
> disasters and industrial catastrophes such as oil spills and nuclear
> fallout, this fertile toolbox is essential reading for anyone who wishes to
> transform environmental despair into constructive action.

I will buy a copy of this book. This will be a perfect companion to Toby
Hemenway's forthcoming book on urban permaculture.


Lawrence F. London
lfljvenaura at gmail.com

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