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Liquid Gold : The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants

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By (author) Carol Steinfeld , Illustrated by Malcolm Wells

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Don't flush it down the loo - save your pee and fertilize your garden! Because it is not recycled, 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! In the 19th century you could sell your urine for a penny a bucket - or 1.5 pennies if you were a redhead Early Romans used urine as mouthwash In some cultures, urine is used to clean wounds and as a health tonic Urine can be used in curing leather, and as a tattoo pigment Discover the delights of the urine-diverting composting toilet, the activists' urinal, and the urinal for women; find out about customs and rituals connected with urine, the science and technology of its use, and profiles of liquid gold at work all over the world in farms and gardens. Take to the fresh air when nature calls and fertilize your garden for free with Carol Steinfeld's entertaining and fact-filled book!

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 10mm | 18.14g
  • 01 Jan 2004
  • GREEN BOOKS
  • Totnes
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, b&w colour plates
  • 1903998484
  • 9781903998489
  • 70,206

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Carol Steinfeld is a writer, researcher and resource-recycling specialist writing about ecological resource management solutions. She is co-author of The Composting Toilet System Book and Reusing the Resource: Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling.

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