Organoponics - the Use of Human Urine in Composting

Francisco Arroyo

In: UA Magazine 10 - Appropriate (Micro) Technologies for Urban Agriculture

Experiments and tests using fermented human urine in the production of legumes, medicinal and aromatic plants in containers, began 10 years ago in the Rural Research and Training Centre (CEDICAR) in Mexico. This cultivation system has been called "organoponics" or "urineponics". It is a cost-effective system, saving money, water, and being capable of producing quite some legumes per year per m2. It has has been culturally accepted by most of the families and institutions.

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