Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes
By Leila Darwish. Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. Conventional clean-up techniques employed by government and industry are tremendously expensive and resource-intensive and can cause further damage. Earth Repair describes a host of powerful grassroots bioremediation techniques, including:
• 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 from visionaries in the field, Earth Repair empowers communities and individuals to take action and heal contaminated and damaged land. 336 pages, softcover.