Bioremediation has been happening on Earth for 3.5 billion years. Since the existence of the first single-celled organisms on earth over 3.5 billion years ago, microorganisms have been eating hazardous compounds and breaking them down. This is one of the oldest natural technologies and can be strategically applied to include the clean-up of modern environmental contamination. Romans applied microorganisms to clean their wastewater. This form of bioremediation is documented as early as 600 BC.
Activities We Can All Do Today to Improve Water & Soil Quality
We can all Bokashi compost! This is composting in an air-tight bucket. The compost does not rot because you spray or inoculate it with microorganisms. Effective, live organisms! It is a pre-composting fermentation process. Use this compost to restore depleted or contaminated soil.
Many species of mushrooms can break down contaminants in the environment. This species, Pleurotus Ostreatus, is the gourmet “Oyster Mushroom” and are ready to break down e coli and contaminats in the water and soil!
Floating Mushroom Bio-filter
Burlap filled with food grade microorganisms growing on agricultural by products! A cost-effective way to put the river on a slow-release dose of pollution eating bacteria and mushrooms.