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Video: The Odor-Less Humanure Process

Joseph Jenkins is the author of The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure. He’s been composting human manure for over 26 years, and in this video series, he shows you how. There are many benefits to composting your waste, as Joe points out in his book: free compost for the garden, no septic tank or leech field, no sewage, ecologically friendly, and a great conversation starter.

The following videos will walk you through the process of odor-less humanure composting.

Here are some videos of Joe in action:

The Humanure Hacienda, An Overview:

The Active Side:

Adding Humanure to the Compost Pile (low sound, adjust your volume):

Digging out the Compost Pile:

Adding the Compost to your Garden:

Stephen and Rebekah Hren also have some good humanure projects in The Carbon-Free Home.


Get Ready, Get Resilient

Are you resilient? How about we put your answer to the test, literally. Now, we know that assessment is always an important, albeit imperfect, subjective, and incomplete tool. In order to understand one’s skill in living a resilient lifestyle, Ben Falk, author of the award-winning The Resilient Farm and Homestead, developed the following assessment tool. […] Read More

Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

Today we kick off our Holiday Sale — with 35% off every purchase at our online bookstore. Simply use the code CGS16 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we are offering free shipping on any order over $100*. Are there homesteaders or organic gardeners on your […] Read More

The 5 Rules of Lean Thinking

Are you ready to co-create the future? These 5 Rules of Lean Thinking are a useful tool as we set out to collectively invent a post-market future. Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming’s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive […] Read More

Imagination, Purpose & Flexibility: Creating an Independent Farmstead – Q&A (part 1)

Twenty years ago, the land that authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased and have come to name the Sow’s Ear was deemed “not suitable for agriculture” by the state of Ohio. Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive […] Read More

Using Permaculture Principles to Design Resilient Cities

The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Author Toby Hemenway (Gaia’s Garden) lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our […] Read More
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