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

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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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Apr 06, 2012 Tracie rated it liked it
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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.
Sep 20, 2009 Hester rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Jan 30, 2011 Anna rated it liked it
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.
Mar 02, 2010 Cindy rated it liked it
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Pretty interesting. I wish the pictures of the toilets were better

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Nov 18, 2010 Cheryl Devine rated it it was amazing
Great so far. Not as good as the Humanure book, but I'd still recommend it
Jun 22, 2013 Kathely rated it did not like it
Too weird.
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