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Caveat on Compost Toilets in Community Gardens

  • Subject: [cg] Caveat on Compost Toilets in Community Gardens
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 14:02:12 EDT


As someone who shovelled human sh-t in Adam Purple's (no relation, and he hated that that was my given name) Garden of Eden on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, I caution folks who thing that this form of fertilizer is an easy source of fertilizer to deal with in an urban, or even suburban setting.

Between sanitary codes, neighbors, and from even a public health standard - read your local code on dealing with human fecal matter to see how serious this can be in regards to fines, etc,, yer better off getting a few chickens or making friends with the local stable.

Unless you are very careful with the human stuff, it can be a health and public relations problem for your community garden.

Adam Honigman

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