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By: Ecovita  09-12-2011

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

Every day, we urinate nutrients that can fertilize plants that could be used for beautiful landscapes, food, fuel, and fiber. Instead, these nutrients are flushed away, either to be treated at high cost or discharged to waters where they overfertilize and choke off aquatic life.

Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants tells you how urineÑwhich contains most of the nutrients in domestic wastewater and usually carries no disease riskÑcan be utilized as a resource. Starting with a short history of urine useÑfrom ritual to medicinal to even culinaryÑand a look at some unexpected urinals, Liquid Gold shows how urine is used worldwide to grow food and landscapes, while protecting the environment, saving its users the cost of fertilizer, and reconnecting people to the land and the nutrient cycles that sustain them. That's real flower power!

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011