Nonviolence, Community, Resistance: Jonah House | WitnessPhoto | summer-2009 | NitrogenInfusion

Valuable fertilizer is poured around the apple trees. In 2007 the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Kuopio in Finland released results of a study that found human urine to be a great source of minerals, especially nitrogen. Scientists there had experimented with three groups of cabbage plants, treating one with commercial fertilizer, another with urine and a third with nothing. Naturally, the fertilized plants fared better than the ones that weren't treated at all. What you might find surprising, though, is that the urine-treated plants actually grew a little bigger and fuller and reached maturity more quickly and had a bit less insect damage than the commercially fertilized group.
Luke Mattson and Nichole Hayden are working, enjoying the earthy smell of the urine.
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