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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Fukuoka system and human manure

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  • Frank McAvinchey
    If you can get a copy of SolViva, a book by a Swedish immigrant to the US, you can learn of her experiences and experiments with humanure, which are VERY
    Message 1 of 7 , May 23, 2010
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      If you can get a copy of SolViva, a book by a Swedish immigrant to the US,
      you can learn of her experiences and experiments with humanure, which are
      VERY interesting. Also, check out her website of the same name.

      Frank

      On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Steve Grannis <grannis04@...> wrote:

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      >
      > Rob and all, Thank you for inquiring on the humanure topic. I also have
      > asked this group twice for input on this topic but had no response. The
      > suggestion of "The Humanure Handbook" is a good one and should be read by
      > anyone thinking of sustainability. The cycle of fertility is broken if
      > humanure is not considered. My intuitive/deductive reasoning on Fukuoka is
      > that he used every bit of humanure that was available to him. He does make a
      > small reference to using humanure but I can't remember just where, I 've
      > read three of his works on agriculture. My own use of this resource has
      > proven to me that it is one of the most beneficial composts I've ever used.
      > I use a three year old composted humanure that is mixed with some hay or
      > straw. The pile is turned each year and by the end of the third year
      > it is dark and rich. Steve G.
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: George <roblyn@... <roblyn%40ihug.co.nz>>
      > To: Fukuoka <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com<fukuoka_farming%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > Sent: Thu, May 13, 2010 7:10:25 AM
      > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Fukuoka system and human manure
      >
      >
      > A question for Fukuoakers
      >
      > Does anyone know what Fukuoakas attitude toward human manure was?
      >
      > Did he write or talk about how it could be used in his system of
      > agriculture?
      >
      > I read yesterday about a family who some years back used to trench their
      > poop in the vege garden. They systematically dug and filled trenches the
      > length or their vege garden and started over when they had reached the end.
      >
      > Fukuoka doesn't write much about kitchen gardens & composting. The system
      > above does involve digging which Fukuoka was not in favour of.
      >
      > Wondering how no dig and hamna manure intersected, if at all, in his
      > system.
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
      > Rob
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