Managing Manure to Save Mankind–Perennial Bookworm

Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind.  Gene Logsdon, 2010.  Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 272 pages, 7.5 x 5.5″,  $17.50 (paper).

I found this book to be extremely well written and quite humorous in addition to covering everything you’d want to know about how to manage and use manure.  With more home gardeners raising chickens and the popularity of small farms growing, this helpful and entertaining guide will be useful to many–including those who use locally sourced manure to add to their garden compost.

Logsdon’s technique of working further reading material into the text takes away guesswork for the reader who wants to learn more and makes a reference page unnecessary.  The breadth of experience relayed here is undeniable, which makes even the chapter on how to use which type of fork for which type of bedding/manure engaging.  His coverage of biosolids is intriguing and reminds us that the type of manure that is most problematic on our planet is our own.

© Colleen Miko, 2012

About Colleen Miko

Colleen Miko is a certified professional horticulturist with 20 years experience in landscape design who has designed award winning gardens for the NW Flower & Garden Show as well as HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”. Colleen is freelance garden writer and speaker.
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2 Responses to Managing Manure to Save Mankind–Perennial Bookworm

  1. James says:

    Looks like a great little book, but one wonders: Did the vision for the book start with the title or the content? Hopefully the title gets more folks to pick it up!

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