permaculture (fwd)

April Sampson-Kelly askpv at
Wed Sep 17 20:31:54 EDT 1997

Permaculture is a conglomerate of ideas, there are specialist now in 
the use of natural plants and mechanisms to deal with sewerage.
However from my learning's from these specialists you are far better
off NOT to have raw sewerage in water, they do what they call 
de-water caking of the sewerage then it is easier to deal with naturally,
watering it down only makes it harder to filter etc.

The University of Wollongong has done recent work on making bricks out of
In permaculture we see the sewerage as a resource, and it is one of the few
ways of returning
the valuable minerals to the soil.
Your neighbours mustn't like it raw in their streams either, so you're
probably in with a chance.

April Sampson-Kelly  askpv at
My space can make this world a better place

> From: Lawrence F. London, Jr. <london at>
> To: permaculture at
> Subject: permaculture (fwd)
> Date: Wednesday, September 17, 1997 11:25 AM
> Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 11:12:19 -0700
> Reply-To: SAED-SHARE-L at
> Sender: owner-SAED-SHARE-L at
> From: Connie Falk <cfalk at NMSU.Edu>
> Subject: permaculture
> Hello.
>  I would like to locate information regarding permaculture courses.
> Specifically, I would like to know if there are courses being held in the
> Southwest on use of constructed wetlands to filter black water. There is
> watershed in Chihuahua into which upstream communities are dumping raw
> sewage, causing residents downstream problems such as skin lesions.
> faculty members at the university in Chihuahua would like to address this
> problem and I suggested the permaculture approach which as I understand,
> would be less expensive than traditional municipal waste water treatment
> plants.  If anyone could point me in the right direction with this
> I will pass it along to my contacts in Chihuahua. Thanks, Connie Falk 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Constance L. Falk
> Associate Professor
> Dept. Ag. Econ. & Ag. Bus.
> New Mexico State University

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