The Humanure Handbook

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The Humanure Handbook 3rd edition is going out of print and will be replaced by the 4th edition in the spring of 2019. We will post updates here as they are available.

THE HUMANURE HANDBOOK, A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 3rd edition, by Joseph Jenkins. 255 pages, 19 photos, 42 tables and charts, 55 drawings, indexed. ISBN 978-0-9644258-3-5. 

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OUR BEST SELLING TITLE! OVER 65,000 in print in the USA alone. 3rd edition published September 2005, 255 pages, 19 photos, 42 tables and charts, 55 drawings, indexed. ISBN 978-0-9644258-3-5.


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Need a compost thermometer, too? You can buy this book with the thermometer and save $10.00!

We also sell Loveable Loo toilets. Want to know more about "humanure"? Go to the Humanure Headquarters!

2nd edition: Winner of the Independent Publisher 2000 Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deemed "the book most likely to save the planet!"

Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist

Benjamin Franklin Book Award Finalist

Three Rivers Environmental Award Finalist.


• HortIdeas: "We think the Humanure [Hand]Book ranks right up there with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring as one of the most important environmental exposes of all time."

• Midwest Book Review "Despite all the books on manure and how to use it, human manure composting is not covered elsewhere, making THE HUMANURE HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO COMPOSTING HUMAN MANURE a fine reference for any who would learn these basics. If you're an avid composter, there's nothing like this on the market."

• Whole Earth Review: “Finally we have a comprehensive book on recycling human excrement without chemicals, high technology, or pollution. Well written, practical, and thoroughly researched..."

• Countryside Journal: “. . .almost certain to become a classic in its field.” “This book should be required reading . . . and not only for homesteaders.”

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  • Sandi Kaplan
    Feb 28, 2018, 03:11 AM
    I read this book in 2004 and - not to be dramatic - it had a profound effect on my life and lifestyle. The book taught me exactly how to create a humanure composting toilet and I replaced my standard toilet with it. Not very difficult, and my garden was happier than I had ever seen before. The best part was the feeling of doing my part to help heal the planet. I am a humanure zealot. Thank you for this book; 14 years later I am still grateful for it.
  • Robert Thornthwaite
    Apr 27, 2016, 12:31 AM
    This is a really great and important book. It has more information on composting than I have found anywhere else. It is fun to read. I have put this into practice for about 2 years. It works. After I read this book I bought 2 more copies to give away.
  • Joe Jenkins
    Sep 21, 2014, 12:00 PM
    181 reviews and 5 stars on Amazon!
  • Mr. Joe Jenkins
    Nov 4, 2013, 05:11 PM
    A load of crap...

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