Why purify garden soil?

Healthy soil means healthy food. It only makes sense, doesn’t it? Plus, healthy organic soil stores carbon, being one piece of the greater global warming solution.

According to the EPA, USA-wide the soil is testing excessively high in aluminum and lead (from previously leaded exhaust fumes). Glyphosate in Roundup Ready spray is as common as backyard lawns is sprayed quite heavily on GMO crops, and soaks into the groundwater. Soil can be contaminated with MTBE, heavy metals, and PCBs. Consider also pesticides, PVCs, chloramine, pharmaceutical drugs, and heavy metals in the water running out of your garden hose: Purifying becomes important.

The great news is that we all have empowerment tools with these wonderful and very interesting books, leading to healthier, more clear, nourishing, and rich soil, which means healthier plants and healthier food. Gardeners will love the empowerment!


Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

We are pleased to introduce you to a very interesting, important, and one-of-a-kind book: Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes. In every chapter of this ground-breaking work, herbalist-author Leila Darwish interviews land and water remediation specialists, detailing their methods to purify land and water alike, by simple and organic gardening methods accessible to the average backyard gardener. The true stories of restoring densely compacted and polluted land parcels for gardening use are at once intriguing and heartening. Plants are charted according to the specific contaminants and metals uptaken by each, from the mushroom kingdom to sunflowers, prairie grasses, and many more.

Knowledge is empowerment! With a toast to the thriving wellbeing of the Earth, and of us all! –the owners of Crystalline Home Environment

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

In this groundbreaking treatise on mushrooms, mycologist/scientist Paul Stamets writes with infectious reverence for the surprising intelligence and biotransformative capabilities of these amazing life forms. Breaking down hydrocarbon chains, a backbone of organic chemistry, non-hallucinogenic gourmet oyster mushrooms were even seen when introduced by Paul Stamets, to neutralize diesel oil spills in a matter of two months, when laboratory testing proved the soil contamination levels to be greatly reduced and birds were seen planting seeds in the soil treated by these ordinary kitchen mushrooms. Seeing is believing: Linked in the Resource section of our website, please watch Paul Stamets’s Tedtalk movie, Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World, or the shorter excerpt Bioremediation with Fungi. Both films are very heartening and uplifting, and so is this wonderful book. Here, Paul Stamets writes about how to grow ordinary kitchen mushrooms by organic methods, the nutritive and beneficial properties of each, charts show which mushrooms uptake or biotransform many different contaminants, their role in filtering water and purifying soil in settings such as the watershed, farms and at roadsides; and how they purify and nurture the forest floor. The information in this book brings hope and uplift to children and adults alike, and we hope it does much the same for you!