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Composting - is the purposeful biodegradation of organic matter, such as yard and food waste

Hoop House – an enclosed garden to help expand gardening into the winter season

Humanre - is a neologism designating human excrement (feces and urine) that is recycled via composting for agricultural or other purposes

Living Roof - s a roof of building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane

Organic Gardening - is the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants by following the essential principles of organic agriculture in soil building and conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation

Permaculture - is an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies

Sawdust Toilet - A sawdust toilet is a collection toilet - the composting takes place in a separate outdoor bin. Such things as sawdust, rotted leaves, peat moss, weeds, hay, straw, leaves, or rice hulls, etc. Cover materials are critical to the success of a humanure toilet

Thermophilic Composting - is the purposeful biodegration of organic matter, such as yard and food waste. This is directly related to the humanure process.