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Holy Shit

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Managing Manure to Save Mankind

By Gene Logsdon

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 fertiliser 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 synthesised fertilisers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertiliser to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilisation, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline.

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With his trademark humour, 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 fertiliser 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.

Published 2010. Black and white line drawings,  272 pages
Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN 9781603582513

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Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 190 × 140 × 16 mm

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