" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Peak Moment #172: The pee and poo show



pm172_150.jpgLaura Allen gives an intimate tour of a home-built composting toilet in her Bay Area urban home. The nitrogen-rich composted “humanure” is used to fertilize the lush edible-food garden, and doesn’t waste precious drinking water like flush toilets. The co-founder of Greywater Action shows the throne-like toilet compartment whose distinctive feature is a urine diverter. Pee and poop are collected in separate containers beneath the toilet, and are accessed outside the house. Sterile pee is watered in at the base of plants, while poop is collected in barrels and aged for a year or more until it has composted fully. What a way to go! (www.greywateraction.org).

Download the audio for this episode here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Culturally Appropriate Urban Farming at GrowHaus in Denver

The GrowHaus, a non-profit social impact center and food oasis, in the …

Tossing and Turning: Our Disturbed Soils and Troubled Sleep

Missing from our understanding has been how the deep dreams of the soil …

Creating the food systems of tomorrow: A guide for cooks

We challengers need ammunition: cookbooks of facts and arguments to …

Food Security: The Urban Food Hubs Solution

Food security demands a diversified food system that includes urban …

Farmer George — Growing Animals Like Grandpa Did     

Farmer George Vojkovich keeps a close eye on his 600 cattle — the …

Soil is the Stomach of the Plant

The dark mysterious world of soil biology is rarely brought to the daylight …

How to Free the Soil by Depaving

How much thought do you give to pavement?