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Raw Human Waste As Fertiliser For Urban Agriculture In Zimbabwe Linked To Typhoid And Cholera

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In terms of the new draft law, no person would be allowed to use or allow the use of human excreta as fertiliser, while people would also be barred from irrigating vegetables and plants with raw waste water.

By Andrew Kunambura
All Africa
Aug 6, 2015

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THE Harare City Council (HCC) is set for renewed tension with residents after it approved the amendment of a by-law that seeks to halt the rampant use of raw human waste as fertiliser.

The new by-law sailed through a full council meeting last Thursday and now awaits ministerial approval.

At law, all council by-laws have to be approved by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.

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A Field Guide to Foraging for Wild Greens and Flowers

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Michelle Nelson has completed a Ph.D. in conservation biology and writes about food and conservation

By Michelle Nelson, photos by Alison Page
Harbour Publishing
May 2015

A Field Guide to Foraging for Wild Greens and Flowers pinpoints easy-to-find greens and flowers that many don’t realize are edible—such as dandelion, clover, chicory, sheep’s sorrel and lamb’s quarters—and also introduces readers to the delicious leaves of such native plants as goldenrod and fireweed. And readers can also eat their way to conservation by enjoying edible invasive plants in salads, like garlic mustard and fennel.

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