Joe Monninger reads an excerpt from his most recent novel Margaret from Maine
The use of biosolids fertilizer is usually discussed in agricultural journals and scientific papers, rarely, if ever, is the the term biosolids used in a novel … until now. Set on a farm in rural Maine, Margaret from Maine by local author Joe Monninger depicts day-to-day life on a New England dairy including the maintenance of the property’s soil health. Like many real-life farmers, the Kennedy family depicted in Monninger’s novel is considering biosolids as an economically feasible alternative to commercial fertilizer. As the Kennedys learn from their state extension agent, biosolids are high in organic matter and micro-nutrients essential for hardy plant growth.
Watch our video Biosolids, A First In A Love Story? to learn more about Joe Monninger, how he realistically portrays the story’s agricultural setting and why he chose to mention biosolids in his latest novel!