Dr Temp wrote:the problem starts with the quality of your manure. ponder the fact that most if not all of the manure you would get is not certifiable organic and it's from a bunch of unhealthy drug infested quasi-vermin .
Rob Meyer wrote:An idea just popped (pooped) into my head. I live in a very populated area, suburban bordering on urban. What I'm picturing is basically a public restroom, with a back yard. The purpose would be to have a community supported compost operation. This compost, once ready, could either be picked up by those who have made previous deposits, or the surplus distributed to local organic farms. Obviously there would be incredibly tremendous health regulations, and likely a good deal of dependency on education and community outreach, but what do you think? Could such a system ever come to be in our life times? In the same vein, what can we do to change the perceptions that society has surrounding composting human feces? In western culture, it's extremely taboo, viewed with disgust and fear. What are some ways we can start to chisel away at these preconceptions?
Christian McMahon wrote:Do you have to turn a Humanure Compost pile? That sounds a bit nasty to me.
Christian McMahon wrote:I have yet to read "The Humanure Handbook" so I am not savy on the ins and outs of it's production.
I think another issue would be the 'lag time' to use shit on edible crops.
There is no definitive time set on safety issues, but 2 years is the number I hear most often.