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Soil Services
Examples of this pattern in action:

Phytokinetics provides comprehensive soil and groundwater phytoremediation services, including: Consulting. Site-specific recommendations for phytoremediation depending on soil, water, and contaminant analyses, climatic data, remedial objectives, and other site-specific factors. Treatability Assessment. Greenhouse and laboratory experiments to determine phytotoxicity, ecotoxocological effects, plant tolerance to contaminants and/or the ability to meet remedial objectives. Project Design and Installation. Selection and installation of appropriate plant species and necessary system components, including irrigation systems and monitoring devices. Monitoring and Data Analysis. Assessment of plant health and system effectiveness by monitoring and analyzing climatic data, plant water use, and contaminants (and their byproducts) in soil and water.

Organizations whose work incorporate this pattern:

Pacific Northwest Chapter, International Erosion Control Association

Soil and Water Conservation District Program


Jenny, Hans. The Soil Resource. Springer-Verlag. New York, NY. 1980.

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Pattern Index

A Conservation Economy

Social Capital

Fundamental Needs

Subsistence Rights

Shelter For All


Access To Knowledge


Social Equity


Cultural Diversity

Cultural Preservation

Sense Of Place

Beauty And Play

Just Transitions

Civic Society

Natural Capital

Ecological Land-Use

Connected Wildlands

Core Reserves

Wildlife Corridors

Buffer Zones

Productive Rural Areas

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Fisheries


Compact Towns And Cities

Human-Scale Neighborhoods

Green Building

Transit Access

Ecological Infrastructure

Urban Growth Boundaries

Ecosystem Services

Watershed Services

Soil Services

Climate Services


Economic Capital

Household Economies

Green Business

Long-Term Profitability

Community Benefit

Green Procurement

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Materials Cycles

Resource Efficiency

Waste As Resource

Product As Service

Local Economies

Value-Added Production

Rural-Urban Linkages

Local Assets

Bioregional Economies

Fair Trade

True Cost Pricing

Product Labeling