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1st Edition (1995)

Humanure Handbook, 1st edition

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Humanure Handbook, 3rd edition


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Three Rivers Environmental Award

Humanure Handbook, 1st Edition, is a Three Rivers Award Finalist in the Public Awareness Category. The Three Rivers Awards, centered in western Pennsylvania, is one of the largest regional environmental awards programs in the US.

Humanure Handbook, 1st Edition, is an #1 Category Bestseller 


The Humanure Handbook, an Amazon Category Bestseller

Humanure Handbook, 2nd edition,is an #1 Category Bestseller


Independent Publisher Book Award

Humanure Handbook, 2nd edition, presented the Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award Winner, deemed the book "Most Likely to Save the Planet" among a competition involving 550 independent publishers.

Foreword magazine Book Award

Humanure Handbook, 2nd edition, is a ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Finalist competing against 1,000 other publishers.

Benjamin Franklin Award

Humanure Handbook, 2nd edition, is a Publisher's Marketing Association's Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for excellence in publishing, among 1,804 entries.


Three Rivwers Environmental Award

Jenkins is a Three Rivers Environmental Award Finalist in the Public Awareness Category.


Independent Publisher Awards

Humanure Handbook, 3rd Edition, presented with the 2006 IPPY Awards: Mid-Atlantic – Best Regional Non-Fiction, Honorable Mention


H. Clark Gregory Award, US Compost Council, 2015, Awarded to Joseph Jenkins

H. Clark Gregory Award, US Compost Council, 2015, Awarded to Joseph Jenkins

H. Clark Gregory Award: Awarded by the US Composting Council to an individual who has displayed outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts, including backyard composting, vermi-composting, or public or end user education. A nominee must be active in one or more of these compost related efforts for a minimum of 5 years.


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