Archive | January, 2015

You don’t know shit | An interview with Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins literally wrote the book on humanure—The Humanure Handbook—a 255-page guide to composting human manure, including building your own toilet and turning your own excrements into rich, crumbly brown humus for your garden. Originally published in 1995 and now in its third edition, The Humanure Handbook has sold more than 55,000 copies in the US alone, with translations in whole or in part in sixteen languages. The second edition, […]

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The problem is the SOILution | An interview with Sasha Kramer

Sasha Kramer is a slight, blonde former New Yorker who got a Ph.D. in ecology from Stanford University in 2006, the same year she co-founded SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)—a nonprofit headquartered in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. SOIL’s mission is to “promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.” In other words, composting human wastes to create the rich, black soil that Haiti desperately needs, while eliminating […]

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Jari Thymian | Laughing at Number Two…and more

Laughing at Number Two after Laughing at the Word Two by Hafiz   The Illuminated One is still laughing at the way we use the number two to pretend   our biological functions can be separated and divided from ourselves like closing a privacy door, shutting our eyes, or holding our breath   through our body’s release of waste. For centuries, the world has wished the sight, smell and sound […]

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Arindam Banerjee

Arindam Banerjee | Kashmir

huts in isolation smokeless chimneys   a girl in burqa holding a meadow clover motionless near the cemetery gate   an old shepherd benumbed by past watching a tank stuck in a rut he has cataracts   infantry troopers marching past the milk bathed cedar woods petrified in the silence of the earth   underneath the blemishes of an aged canopy is another heaven exalted by exuberance     here […]

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