[permaculture] Shit

Scott Vlaun scott at moosepondarts.com
Mon Jun 18 10:36:39 EDT 2007

We've had a simple, Jenkins inspired, under the radar, sawdust driven  
bucket and bin system here in frigid Maine for seven years with no  
problems. The whole thing freezes for bit in the winter but heats up  
again in the spring. It took 6 years to fill our first roughly  
1.7x1.7x1.5 meter bin, which is now in it's second year of anearobic  
composting. Next year when it has had a full two years of rest with  
no additions we will spread it on some forest crops. Super simple,  
cheap and effective and as long as the sawdust always covers the  
shit, it is quite sanitary and odor free. There is no reason why the  
system couldn't be used in a high density situation as long at the  
repository was properly managed. It's just a matter of hauling few  
buckets around, not unlike "putting out the garbage." The root of the  
problem is fecophobia, (and laziness) not lack of technology.

Scott Vlaun
Moose Pond Arts+Ecology
Design Solutions for a Sustainable Future

450 Main St. Studio 2
Norway, Maine 04270
207-739-2409 Studio
207-890-4099 Cell

On Jun 18, 2007, at 6:13 AM, Robyn Francis wrote:

> On 18/6/07 6:55 PM, "Kenneth Benway" <ken at arcadiandesign.org> wrote:
>> Larry,
>> Not every home could use this approach or anything even closely
>> resembling it. How about the people living in high rises, or  
>> condo's or
>> a host of other applications where this approach is not viable.
> Sweden has solved all these problems and is phasing out water flush  
> loos.
> The Swedes invented the first successful commercial composting  
> toilet Clivus
> Multrum. They have models for high rise in use since mid 1980's
> Robyn
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