The Humanure Handbook

Author: Joseph C. Jenkins
Publisher: Jenkins Pub
ISBN: 0964425890
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

Written in laypeople's terms by a humanure composting practitioner with twenty years' experience, this book is for anyone interested in a unique topic that is fundamentally related to every human being on planet Earth.The second edition of The Humanure Handbook is completely revised, expanded, and updated, but retains that element of improbable humor that made this book an underground classic. This fascinating, one-of-a-kind book tells you how to safely recycle human manure, and includes color photographs of humanure-compost gardens, listings for international commercial compost toilet sources and manufacturers, and a list of backyard composting bin and compost thermometer retailers. This new edition also contains a chapter on alternative graywater systems; illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building a simple, low-cost, composting toilet for household, camp, or emergency use; current information about community-level composting; and the latest material on composting microbiology.

The Water Wise Home

Author: Laura Allen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429207
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: House & Home

Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.

Holy Shit

Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583107
Release Date: 2010-08-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value-but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline. With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like: How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly How to operate a small manure spreader How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure How to compost cat and dog waste How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes, and How to get rid ourselves of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine. Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.

The Humanure Handbook

Author: Joseph C. Jenkins
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 096442584X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book explains why people of the Western world do not compost their humanure, why we should, and how it can be done safely. Written by an expert with more than twenty years experience as an organic gardener, this book balances science and philosophy, data and humor. Learn how American attitudes towards waste differ from those of other cultures and how human waste impacts clean water supplies. Includes instructions for building your own outhouse and sawdust toilet.

Liquid Gold

Author: Carol Steinfeld
Publisher: Ecowaters Projects
ISBN: 0966678311
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Gardening

Every day, we urinate nutrients that can fertilize plants - plants to could be used for beautiful landscapes, food, fuel, and fiber. Instead, these nutrients are flushed away and treated at high cost. Or they are discharged to waters where they overfertilize and choke off aquatic life. Urine accounts for most of the nutrients in domestic wastewater, and it usually carries no disease risk. Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants tells you how to put it to work as a resource. Starting with a short history of urine use (from ritual to medicinal to even culinary) and a look at some unexpected urinals, Liquid Gold shows how urine is used worldwide to grow food and landscapes, while protecting the environment, saving its users the cost of fertilizer, and reconnecting people to the land and the nutrient cycles that sustain the. That's real flower power!

Powerdown

Author: Richard Heinberg
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865715106
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Genre: History

This stark look at prospects for a truly sustainable culture speaks frankly about how it is time to "Powerdown," or to reduce per-capita resource usage in wealthy countries, develop alternative energy sources, and much more.

Earthen Floors

Author: Sukita Reay Crimmel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550925616
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Architecture

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors

Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Author: Masanobu Fukuoka
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603584180
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Gardening

Argues that the Earth's deteriorating condition is man-made and outlines a way for the process to be reversed by rehabilitating the deserts using natural farming.

Water Storage

Author: Art Ludwig
Publisher:
ISBN: 0964343363
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

"Describes how to store water for home, farm, and small communities."--P. ii.

Let it Rot

Author: Stu Campbell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580170239
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Gardening

Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers

Sewage Solutions

Author: Nick Grant
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1902175263
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: House & Home

Rather than polluting watercourses with sewage, many ways exist to recycle it. Sewage Solutions explains such natural methods of treatment as reed beds, cess pits, water stabilization ponds, septic tanks and compost toilets, and also describes how to collect and recycle waste water. Whether connected to municipal drain systems or not, this is the guide for all interested in the complete process of sewage recycling. Note that this book originates from Europe and may contain measurement units, etc. not commonly used in the US.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

Author: Ben Falk
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781603584449
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Gardening

A manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition, written by a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention.

The Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition

Author: Joseph C. Jenkins
Publisher: Jenkins Publishing (PA)
ISBN: 0964425823
Release Date: 2015-11-23
Genre: Architecture

Joseph Jenkins climbed on his first slate roof in 1968, authored the first edition of The Slate Roof Bible in 1997, and published the second edition in 2003. Both editions received national awards. Now, a dozen years later, Jenkins is still very active in the slate roofing industry. The third edition of the book reflects more than a decade of additional experience being passed on to the reader by the man who is arguably the foremost expert on slate roofs in the United States today. The third edition, hardbound, completely updates and expands the material in the second edition, with more emphasis on the craft of slate roof installation. Expanded sections include slate siding, eyebrow dormers, turrets, soldering, flashings, international slate, American slate history, slating styles, installation and repair tips, and trade secrets. Dozens of new color photographs have been added, as well as step-by-step illustrations and line drawings. This book is sure to become a classic. It belongs on the shelf of every architect, roofer, slate roof owner, architectural consultant, history buff, and anyone in the roofing industry.