jacque g wrote:
Anna Edey, in her book Solviva, talks about adapting a flush toilet to compost humanure. The book is readily available. I don't know of anyone who has tried her system...maybe you can be the first?
Robert Ray wrote:
Article about using human excreta for food security. Sorry can't get the link to work.
Question. Why can't I just lob my poo under the Paw-Paw tree out back?
Am I to believe that my poo germs are going to migrate up the stalk of the Paw-Paw and get me sick?
Isn't it true that using manure can cause problems with human pathogens? It seems to me that it cause problems, as well as just generally be gross. However, I think we fertilize with it, as our lagoon is very small and is always overflowing into the pasture.
Elfriede B wrote:
I am afraid we have to keep it as simple as possible. DH is not exactly the handy man type, I made a sawdust toilet a la Joe Jenkins, it works wonderful. Our graywater goes in a very small pond, lined with a pondliner and filled with pea gravel. I am so impressed with the Alaska set up, but would not even dream of it.
Most of the human pathogens are killed by a good long lasting fever in the human body. A properly mixed and stirred compost pile is much hotter over a longer period of time than a human body every could be.