When nutrients are taken up in the field, they often find their way into the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy. But once we eat them, how can they get back to the fields for future crops? This episode, Rebecca will discuss her work in returning nutrients from human waste back into the soil.
Tune in to learn:
- How nutrients can be returned back to the soil after human consumption
- How these systems can be applied at varying levels of scale
- What obstacles exist to implementing these programs
- How rethinking our modern techniques can help our planet
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McKnight Foundation: https://www.mcknight.org/
McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program: https://www.ccrp.org
FAO Sustainable Development Goal 6, Water and Sanitation: https://www.sdg6monitoring.org/
Sanitation First: https://sanitationfirst.org/
SOIL (Haiti): https://www.oursoil.org/
Rich Earth Institute: https://richearthinstitute.org/
Rich Earth’s Urine Summit: https://richearthinstitute.org/our-work/ud-summit/
2020 Summit Report: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1awn4FiLl8pKSxm_G2dHA3HnMvRK9iWJ94svtb4JrZp8/edit
FUMA Gaskiya - a publication from a farmer organization in Niger: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13593-021-00675-2
Soil Factory Network Project website: https://www.povertyhealth.org/the-soil-factory-network/
A Q/A with Harold Leverenz at UC Davis: https://www.biohabitats.com/newsletter/decentralized-wastewater-treatmentreuse/expert-qa-with-harold-leverenz/
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