[permaculture] Worms eat my crap?

Jerome Osentowski jerome at crmpi.org
Tue Feb 19 11:37:01 EST 2002

to  the list:   While wadeing through all the messages about crap and worms,
I did not see any reference to the Sunny John.  We have one here at CRMPI
and  will be building another for my cabin this spring at a workshop with
John Cruickshank, see web for dates, aslo check out his web on the crapper
with plans for sale:  www.sunnyjohn.com   jerome

Jerome Osentowski, Director
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
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Basalt, CO 81621   U.S.A.

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>From: "Rex Teague" <DibbleGardens at bigfoot.com>
>To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [permaculture] Worms eat my crap?
>Date: Mon, Feb 18, 2002, 1:17 PM

> On 18 Feb 02, permed at nor.com.au wrote:
>> I think the composting toilet system you're refering to is the
>> Dowmus - it can be either a wet (flushing) or dry composting loo
>> and also takes greywater - the liquid drains out and leaves the
>> solids to be dealt with by worms - don't have any web references
>> sorry - It was a commercially available unit here in Australia -
>> changed ownership, went broke and recently someone told me they'd
>> started up again so I'm not really sure what their current status
>> is. Robyn
> My plan is to install such a system. Can you Robyn or maybe another
> Australian list member put me in touch with any Dowmus
> owners/users?
> Are they being used in Tasmania? My reservation is our cooler New
> Zealand - South Island temperate climate may slow the composting
> process excessively and the liquid content will turn it anaerobic. 8-]
> Cheerio... Rex
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