Micro-remediation at Swaleny.org the floating food forest getting into symbiosis. We had a fun class in a great location for micro remediation talk. Shig described microorganisms, bacteria, how the microbes work. Relating their symbiotic nature we have with microbes in our foods and into our guts. I learned from the soil lecture again that toxins bind to organic matter, not simple organisms but complex chains held together by fungi and bacteria. The toxins and heavy metals, like lead for example, doesn’t show up in the tests. (Is this a good thing?)
Where did the lead go? The best answer yet I hear often is that heavy metals and toxic chemicals bind to matter; not simple but complex chains. Healthy soil and water, with lots of diverse bacteria and fungi, is important to make the healthy complex chains in the environment that bind the heavy metals so they can not be taken into the plants or tiny water creatures at the center of the food web. In the water toxins are broken down by the microbes into a chemical element and the metals or toxins bind it to the healthy waste. Microbes excrete health.
We used the soil we bought on 29th St. Don’t by the white bad with red writing.
Even though I added dirt from the garden’s planters. It is still hard to make into a mudball up. Very strong determined ballers we had. Check them out.. perfectly round.
We had dry beneficial Mudballs with us to offer a throw, photos still on their way to me.
We left them on Swale where Mary has them under the casita and labeled. Go check out swale and events happening on the floating food forest public space.