The Wastewater Gardener Book Review & Giveaway! (Ends 7/29)

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and may differ from your own. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

The Wastewater Gardener brings a new idea to light when it comes to gardening. In an era of using clean water to water our gardens and fertilizer, Mark Nelson brings an interesting idea to the table. Using our own human waste to fertilize our gardens of fruit, vegetables, and flowers. All across the globe, this has been done with amazing results. But don’t take my word for it. Watch this quick video below to learn more about his unique gardening ideas. Talk about self sustainability!

This might be an idea that freaks some people out. But in today’s world, we have to take new ideas into consideration (extreme or not) if we want to sustain our planet for future generations.

About the author:

Mark Nelson, Ph.D., is an eco-system engineer and researcher, and one of the original “Biospherians.” He is Chairman and CEO, and a founding director, of the Institute of Ecotechnics, a U.S. and U.K. nonprofit organization consulting on several demonstration projects working in challenging biomes around the world. He is also Vice Chairman of Global Ecotechnics Corp. and consults on wastewater reuse and recycling using Wastewater Gardens®, subsurface-flow constructed wetlands.
Now for the giveaway! (Giveaway ended)
One winner will receive an e-book or hard copy of Mark Nelson’s newest book The Wastewater Gardener. By participating in this giveaway, you agree to this blog’s giveaway terms and conditions.


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  1. July 23, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Fascinating! I'm interested in reading the book as an avid gardener. I also track water-related news for a client and have come to appreciate how vital wastewater reuse is for several environmental solutions. Cute video!

  2. July 24, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    I wonder how he recommends dealing with treating the diseases that end up in human fecal matter. I know it can be done, but it isn't practical as far as I know for most home owners.

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