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I am working on renovating a house and landscape in the Bahamas where the existing house was infested with termites and has since been treated with BASF Thermador 100 feet out in a radius around the house. Are there any ideas from permaculture as to how one can responsibly grow fruit or vegetables in this landscape, or get rid of the chemical where we could grow fruit and vegetables, and then eventually deal with termites in a more responsible way than using thermador?
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micro organisms, and as much of a diversity as you can. nature can clean itself if you give it the chance. for example chemical "A" may kill thousands upon thousands of microbes, but if just one finds chemical "A" good food, it can multiply into billions in no time and help in cleanup, while feeding itself and the soil. and when the organisms digests the chemical its broken down into its most basic components.

some chemicals take more time than others though. not sure what thermador is.
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