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Re: [permaculture] Grow with the flow! Urine charge. A golden opportunity. Liquid gold.
The best source for humanure composting information is from
a multi-talented (and humorous) man named Joe Jenkins. His
humanure info site is:
He is the author of a very interesting and informative book,
The Humanure Handbook!
ps. the real bottom line (no pun intended) for closing the
circle on human generated "wastes" and true accountability
in caring for the earth and sustainable living lies in
septic system designs. I appreciate you Keith for bringing
light onto this topic and for all you bring to the
----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Keith Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Permaculture ibiblio <email@example.com>,
openpermaculture <firstname.lastname@example.org>, BPG
Subject: [permaculture] Grow with the flow! Urine charge. A
golden opportunity. Liquid gold.
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:00:02 -0400
>How many on these lists still piss in drinking water? (You
>know that's contributing to vast dead zones in the oceans
>How many have collected urine for use as fertilizer for the
>garden? (One person's annual urine output is enough to
>provide all the N needed for an Acre of garden.)
>How many save all (or most) of their urine for the garden?
>What are your results.
>How many compost their feces? How do you do it? What do you
>do with it?
>I want details.
>The data gathered in this poll may be used in the Spring
>Permaculture Activist themed /Waste = Food/.
>Deadline for submissions for this issue is March 1, 2007
>(send a proposal first)
>Send submissions (no emissions please) to Scott Horton
>You can read about the lore and logic of using urine in
>Liquid Gold, available through our catalog at
>Have material to contribute to the /Building and
>Technology/ issue? You've got until December 1st.
>Pee Here Now.
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>also APPLE-Bloomington (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local
>Economy) It's a small world after oil.
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