Ecological Design and Aquatic Restorer Workshop at the Living Systems Laboratory

Jan. 21, 2014

Since its commissioning at the Fisherville Mill Canal in Grafton, Mass. in 2012, the combined technologies of an Eco-Machine™ with a mycelial loop and Canal Restorer have treated over 300,000 gallons of petroleum-contaminated waters and sediment. The system is remediating 95% of the hydrocarbons left behind by 200 years of industrial abuse.
The LSL facility is a unique and living example of the power of the ecological design. Today we are in possession of an incredible resource and opportunity to use this site as a teaching landscape. The project is building a bridge between a toxic legacy and a healthy, abundant world.
The two-day workshop includes classroom learning led by Dr. John Todd, internationally recognized pioneer in ecological wastewater treatment, on the principles of ecological design and the history of his groundbreaking work. The workshop also includes hands-on instruction in the construction of the Canal Restorer. Learn how to build this ecological technology that digests sediment and metabolizes excess nutrients and contaminants. Restorers bring the dynamic ecological cycles back into balance within ponds, lakes and canals challenged by heavy nutrient loading, stormwater runoff and leaching pollutants.
Aquatic Restorers are excellent solutions for both natural and man-made water bodies, including public and private ponds, golf courses, parks and urban canals.

Cost: $750

Student Rate: $500

Free camping is available, as well as airport pickup. Email us for a list of hotels. 

We are also offering one full scholarship, to be determined by April 1.

The application for the scholarship is as follows:

1. If you are a student: a copy of your transcript (can be informal). If you are a professional: A copy of your resume.

2. A Statement of Interest which includes answers to the following questions: 

a. What are your current areas of interest? 

b. What do you expect to get out of the workshop? 

c. How will attending this workshop benefit your future work as you currently envision it? 

Please email [email protected] for more information and to reserve your spot! 

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