Liquid Gold: The Lore And Logic Of Using Urine To Grow Plants
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Liquid Gold: The Lore And Logic Of Using Urine To Grow Plants

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Nitrogen pollution of lakes, rivers, and oceans by human urine is a growing problem. "Liquid Gold" shows how urine can safely be used to grow food, fuel, fiber, and beautiful landscapes while protecting the environment and providing free and safe fertilizer. Featuring a short history of urine use--from ritual to medicinal and even culinary--and many whimsical illustrations...more
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Published January 1st 2004 by Green Books
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Tracie
What an interesting, unusual book. I read it because I have been using bedding from my horse's stalls in my garden for the last two years (which is soaked with horse urine) and my garden just exploded.
Hester
This is definitely a thought-provoking book. My real problem with it was, in many ways, a collection of anecdotes rather than a survey of scientific work and suggestion of ideas on a larger level. Most people do not want to think about pee, let alone collect their own and put it on the compost heap. They will, however, happily pee into their school urinal, knowing the urine collected will later be collected to fertilize the school orchard. I think the book did not tackle this dilemma head on. Th...more
Anna
This book has good information, but there's just not enough of it to make a book (even a 95 page one like this is.) I've summarize the most important points of using urine as fertilizer in the garden on my blog.
Cindy
Pretty interesting. I wish the pictures of the toilets were better

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Chapter on Liquid Gold pg. 10-25
Cheryl Devine
Great so far. Not as good as the Humanure book, but I'd still recommend it
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