Turning a Toxic Landscape Into a Place of Beauty

Internationally recognized biologist, John Todd, the designer of the Eco Machine at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), is using similar technology, aptly named the Restorer, to treat commercial waste in the Baima canal in Fuzhou, China.

This 600-meter canal was considered one of the worst in the city due to the influx of 750,000 gallons per day of untreated domestic sewage. The city government worked with John Todd and Ocean Arks to restore the ecosystem to health by creating a Restorer, an affordable and low maintenance "living machine" which utilizes three natural elements—a marsh, a pond, and a stream.

Read the complete case study to learn more about the Restorer

Learn more about John Todd and Nancy Jack Todd's upcoming weekend workshop on Ecological Literacy at Omega from October 12–14, 2012. 

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