Skills to Acquire

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When it comes to grassroots bioremediation and rocking out an earth repair project, there are many different skills needed. It is a diverse landscape and there are many different niches to fill.  Some of these you can acquire yourself, others you can seek out by engaging allies in your community, at universities, labs and other organizations.

It takes a community to make a successful grassroots remediation project. Take the opportunity to invest in your community by skilling up together – host trainings and workshops to embed some of these vital skills locally.

Some of the skills and knowledge required for a successful earth repair project may include:

  • Phytoremediation
  • Plant propagation and cultivation
  • Soil science and soil testing
  • Hydrology and water testing
  • Chemistry and Contaminants
  • Permaculture design
  • Irrigation
  • Mycoremediation and mushroom cultivation
  • Water filtration and treatment
  • Public outreach, community organizing, lobbying, direct action
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Biology and Ecology
  • Microbial remediation and microbiology
  • Compost, vermiculture, and compost tea making
  • Environmental and Remediation regulations and standards
  • Health and Safety (how to deal with hazardous materials)
  • Disaster response
  • Oil Spill response
  • Alternative healing modalities as preventative protection and medicine for chemical and toxic exposure