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*INTENSIVE* Bioremediation: Techniques for Healing Toxic Soil

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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

From abandoned and contaminated city lots to backyard gardens, how can we work with the power of living systems to heal and transform toxic and damaged landscapes into thriving, nourishing, and fertile places once more? This workshop is an introduction to the evolving field of earth repair and grassroots bioremediation, and we will explore some of the DIY ways to work with the many micro-organisms, mushrooms, and plants that are the planets finest and oldest disaster responders, alchemists, and healers.

The workshop will cover different grassroots bioremediation techniques and tools, and how they work together, 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.

About the Presenter:

Leila Darwish is a community organizer, urban gardener and permaculture rabble rouser with a feisty commitment to environmental justice and sweet DIT (Doing it Together!) grassroots action. She is the author of the upcoming book "Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes", which will be released by New Society Publishers in May. For more information about the book, please check out: www.newsociety.com/Books/E/Earth-Repair .

**Pre-Registration Required.**

Cost: Member: $25.00
General: $30.00
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Location: Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre
1216 North Park Street, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre
info@compost.bc.ca
(250) 386-9676
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