David Miller wrote:My two cents, plant native wetland plants via seed. Do a little earth moving to get it into a pleasing for,. Ecologically speaking, is it up or down from the functional wetland? Let the plants and fungi bioremediate it for you. Smooth it out, dig some canals for edge effect and plant it, setup some sprinklers and let it become totally wetland allowing for the plants to use up the chemical fertilizers.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Oh, COOL!
Edward found and posted the Stamets segment on the Bellingham Washington diesel fuel clean up contest. This is totally amazing, it's what I posted about. Pesticides and herbicides, every petroleum origin molecule, I think he said, can be broken down.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:So, I'm just thinking here, and not quoting any source or resource, but I wonder if the process which Stamets documented (in the clip posted 8-8 -15 by Edward) is very like what happened in the process on Jeff's pile, and occured with indigenous micro organisms. Why not? There are plenty of molecules there and fungi are highly adaptive whether cultivated or wild. When the stuff is there mycelium devise and create compounds that can break the bonds in the toxic molecules, and then use it as food.
I am in awe of how well things can function, can adapt to what exists, the finely tuned ways of our universe our atmosphere, our plant, our ecosystem, our own bodies.
Jeff Rash wrote:
But instead of making messes for the Earth to clean, when one works with the design, wow.