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What Happens When We Flush?

October 27, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Since the early origins of agriculture, farmers throughout the world have used human excrement as a fertilizer, often known euphemistically as “night soil.” With the adoption of the hydraulic sanitation system in industrial Europe, however, a “culture of flushing” developed in which human excreta became channeled into subterranean networks and fed into waterways rather than reincorporated into agricultural lands as had been customary for millennia. Come join OSU faculty member Dr. Nick Kawa for an eyeopening exploration into current efforts in central Ohio to transform human “waste” into an agricultural resource once again, while also considering challenges to the expansion of its use.

About the speaker: Dr. Nick Kawa is a faculty member in the OSU Anthropology Department. His research centers on questions of human-environmental interaction, with specific focus on human relationships to plants and soils.

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Date:
October 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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OSU’s Anthropology Public Outreach Program
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AnthOutreach@osu.edu
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Venue

Whetstone Library
3909 N High St
Columbus,OH43214United States
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