"...outrageous humor and brilliant, diligent research." "This is one book that could save the world!" -- Permaculture Drylands Journal
"Finally we have a comprehensive book on recycling human excrement without chemicals, high technology or pollution." "Well-written, practical...thoroughly researched." -- Whole Earth Review
"Jenkins provides a convincing case that human waste can and should be a safe composting material." -- Mother Earth News
"The Humanure Handbook clearly explains, in a breezy, amusing and well-illustrated format, everything-you-need-to-know-to-bring-the-out-house-in-house." -- Earth Island Journal
"almost certain to become a classic in its field." "This book should be required reading, and not only for homesteaders." -- Countryside Journal
From the Author
Why did I write this book, anyway? Probably because I have personally recycled all of my family's humanure since 1979 using very simple methods. The resulting compost has always been used in our food garden. We have never produced any sewage from our home. Instead, all of our organic residues are carefully recycled by composting and are then returned to the soil, humanure included, thereby maintaining the fertility of our food gardens and eliminating organic waste altogether.