[permaculture] human urine as fertilizer

nepal nepal.roade at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 10 13:42:54 EDT 2009

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:24:12 -0400
sinergyinaction at netscape.net wrote:

> is there any risk associated with using (diluted) pee in the garden
> from people (unnknowingly) having some kind of urinary infections,
> carrying potentially harmful bacterias? 

What do you think happens with the bacterial infections that kill
animals who die where they drop? Bacteria are not our enemy, far from
it, we would not exist without them, there would be no life without

> What about the pee of people
> taking medicines? can this substances build up (as for the
> antibiotics mentioned in an earlier email) in plant tissues and be
> ingested by people? Thanks for this discussion Cheers Antonio

From what I have read, yes. This is the ignorance and curse of
science. They manage to bypass the natural barriers in order to
penetrate our body defences and target their weapons at our dis-ease,
but ultimately they end up compromising nature's own defences and
creating imbalance. i.e. they violate nature's "health and safety"

The only possible counter to this from what I have read is by treating
the soil with rockdust. This study found that rockdust treated land
that was once considered unusable due to heavy pollution from
agrochemicals produced perfectly healthy plants without any trace of
the supposed pollutants. 


I don't know if it would work in the same way for antibiotics and
don't know of any other accounts of anything like this and TBH don't
expect to, but I would also say nature never fails to astound me. And I
do know that nature has some astonishing means to achieve the things it
needs to do, like the way fungi clean the soil, so I don't know really.


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