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  •  I didn't take time to get into organic gardening, (3+ / 0-)

    but I'm truly aware
    that if folks use compost,
    and make sure the soil is full of microbes and worms and such,
    folks can get at least as good,
    and likely better,
    yields of any crop,
    better than with fertilizers made from fossil fuels.

    That's part of the picture,
    the picture of folks farming on a small scale,
    to feed themselves,
    in extended family sized groups.

    The manure from livestock,
    (properly composted?)
    (even human manure?)
    I don't know enough details to write well about it,
    but I'm truly aware
    of organic gardening,
    as a general concept.

    Lots of earthworms.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

    by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Sat May 04, 2013 at 02:06:36 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      bigjacbigjacbigjac, JeffW
      The manure from livestock,
      (properly composted?)
      (even human manure?)
      check out The Humanure Handbook.

      Renewable energy brings national global security.     

      by Calamity Jean on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:46:07 PM PDT

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    •  The NYT story included links (0+ / 0-)

      to another site about how to prepare different kinds of compost, depending on the needs of what you're trying to grow.

      Highly recommended for any/every would-be gardener.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sun May 05, 2013 at 01:32:04 AM PDT

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