Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
from BuzzFeed

23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Raised gardening beds keep vegetables away from contaminated soil, can deter some pests, and are easier on backs and knees--here's some information about how to make one.

30
1

Giant granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis) - U.S. Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C. Photo by Mefox13 . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . . #flower #mytumblr

CHIA SEEDS are the richest plant-source of Omega 3 Oil. It contains more by weight that salmon! Great Weight-loss helper. #dherbs #healthtips

6
3
DIY – The Essential Guide To Natural Cleaning Products
from Lifehack

DIY – The Essential Guide To Natural Cleaning Products

A Guide to Cleaning Products: Cleaners that contain strong chemicals and disinfectants pose health risks for people & pets, & when they’re washed down the drain, they contaminate our waterways & soil. Help the environment and wildlife by making your o

22
4

Fungal remediation refers to the use of fungi to remediate organic soil contaminants, primarily hydrocarbons. One group of fungi, Phanerochaete chyrsosporium , or white-rot fungus, produces a family of enzymes called lignin peroxidases, or ligninases, which have extensive biodegrative properties. Remediation of soil using white-rot fungus has been tested in both in situ and reactor-based systems.

from BBC News

Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

The vast majority of Chinese cities monitored for pollution fail to meet Beijing-set standards, China’s vice-minister of environmental protection says. China is mulling declaring “war” on the pollution resulting from the country’s rapid economic growth.

Two white rot fungi Irpex lacteus and Pleurotus ostreatus and a PAH-degrading bacterial strain of Pseudomonas putida were used as inoculum for bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil from a manufactured-gas-plant-area. Also two cocultures comprising a fungus with Pseudomonas putida were applied. After 10-week treatment out of 12 different PAHs, concentration of phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene and pyrene decreased up to 66%.

Pesticides, genetically modified produce, harmful fertilizers, factory farms, contaminated soil and water, as well as lo...