Earth Repair – Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 2

March 30, 2015

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Image RemovedIn her book Earth RepairLeila Darwish provides a grassroots guide to healing toxic and damaged landscapes emphasizing local solutions. “You want to work first with plants, microbes and mushroom indigenous to a site if you can. Those will be the most resilient healers.” She encourages bioremediators to protect themselves physically, and counsels patience:  “What took decades to create is not going to be healed in one round. It might take several years or longer depending on what the contamination is and how many types are present.” She encourages experimenting and sharing the results, and believes that “plants and mushrooms are not only healing the land in their own ways and on their own timeframe…they also are healers of people.” Episode 285

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Janaia Donaldson

Janaia Donaldson is the host and producer of Peak Moment TV conversations showcasing grass roots entrepreneurs pioneering locally reliant, resilient communities during these challenging times of energy and resource decline, ecological limits, and economic turbulence. We tour North America in our mobile studio, taping on location. Peak Moment Conversations are online at Produced bi-weekly, there are over 200 half hour programs as of 2012.

Tags: bioremediation, grassroots, toxic landscapes