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Liquid Gold: The Lore And Logic Of Using Urine To Grow Plants
Don't flush it down the loo - save your pee and fertilize your garden! Because it is not recyclde, our urine is wasted and pollutes the water system. Yet it could provide 50%-100% of the nutrients needed to grow our food. Use your pee to make a liquid manure: recycle, save water and energy, and prevent pollution, all at the same time!
Published January 1st 2004 by Green Books
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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
Feb 15, 2016 Fernleaf rated it it was ok · review of another edition
This a short book about urine. Includes some interesting history and lore of urine throughout the ages, and then a pointed argument for the use of urine as a fertilizer instead of as a pollutant. This is particularly appropriate since the main nutrient component of urine is nitrogen which is currently made using natural gas for synthetic chemical fertilizers. Urine is relatively easy to use and fairly safe compared to feces. An informative book and a great ice-breaker.