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The Humanure Handbook

A Guide To Composting Human Manure, 3RD EDITION

Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins

September, 2005, 255 pages, 19 photos, 55 drawings, 42 tables and charts, indexed, $25.00 US

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Loveable Loo Eco Potty

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Humanure Handbook Awards

"Outstanding Book of the Year"

  "Book Most Likely to Save the Planet"

2000 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist

2000 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

Three Rivers Environmental Award Finalist! category #1 bestseller, two years in a row

Reader's Choice Environmental Book

Written by a humanure composting practitioner and organic gardener with over 30 years experience, this third edition provides detailed scientific information on how humanure can be hygienically recycled, without fancy technological do-dads, a large bank account, toxic chemicals, or environmental pollution.

This unique handbook provides information on composting, soil fertility and microorganisms, alternative graywater systems and much more. It also gives detailed instructions on how you can build or buy your own humanure toilet and compost bins for only a few dollars.

Defecating in our drinking water is perhaps one of our culture's most curious, but least talked about, habits. This book gives compelling and detailed testimony as to why humanure should be constructively recycled:

  • to prevent water pollution: (almost 4 trillion gallons of sewage effluent are dumped into our coastal waterways each year);
  • to fertilize the soil: (rich in soil nutrients, humanure can be safely recycled by thermophilic composting);
  • to protect our dwindling drinking water supplies: (nearly 1/3 of all household drinking water is used to flush toilets); and
  • to enhance our health: Fertile soil not only grows great veggies, but nourishes our health and community's well-being.

As one of our favorite reviewers said, " Should be required reading for everyone on the planet. " But you can make up your own mind!

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Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, June 2016, 374 pages, hardcover, nearly 800 illustrations:

Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, May 2016, 374 pages, hardcover, nearly 800 illustrations.

The Balance Point, by Joseph Jenkins, published May 1, 2018, 341 pages

The Balance Point book by Joseph Jenkins

Slate Rippers

slate rippers

Slate Cuttersroofing slate cutters

Slate Hammers

roofing slate hammers

Ladder HooksLadder hook at the Slate Roof Warehouse

Snow Guardssnow guards for roofs

Solder Bars

Fifty Fifty Tin Lead Solder sold at the Solder Warehouse

Solder IronsSoldering irons for roofing sold at the Solder Warehouse

Slaters CaulkSlaters, Roofers and onstruction Caulks and Sealants

Copper FlashingCopper flashings sold at the Slate Roof Warehouse.

Fall Protection

Fall protection for roofers, sold at the Slate Roof Warehouse.

Copper and Stainless Fasteners

Copper and Stainless Fasteners


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