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Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

"The contrary farmer" (as one of his books is titled) shares his enthusiasm for this valuable resource, whose neglect he argues will put us in deeper do-do regarding soil health and food production. Drawing on farm experience and study of cultural history, Logsdon discusses manure's "divine" nutrients, and composting and other 'green' methods of manure management. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Contrary Farmer" Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manureour greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manureworth billions of dollars in fertilizer valuebut 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. 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.

About the Author

Gene Logsdon farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He is one of the clearest and most original voices of rural America. He has published more than two dozen books; his Chelsea Green books include Small-Scale Grain Raising (Second Edition), Living at Nature's Pace, The Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening, Good Spirits, and The Contrary Farmer. He writes a popular blog at OrganicToBe.org, is a regular contributor to Farming magazine and The Draft Horse Journal, and writes an award-winning weekly column in the Carey, Ohio Progressor Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603582513
Author:
Logsdon, Gene
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Agriculture-Sustainable Living
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Contrary Farmer" Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manureour greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manureworth billions of dollars in fertilizer valuebut 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. 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.
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