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Compost Sanitation in Post Earthquake Haiti

Compost Sanitation in Post Earthquake Haiti

Joe’s on fire for this presentation… I wonder if it’s because it’s for the U.S. Composting Council, and my guess is he has to be sharp for those folks.

I wonder how supportive the U.S. Composting Council is of the best composting process you can be involved with…would be fun to write them about it (just did).

I wish I had the cover materials available that they do in Haiti… tons and tons of sugar cane bagasse.

He has 15 gallon buckets in use here, with the front of the compost toilet open.  I fill my 5 gallon bucket pretty quickly and would love to try a 15 gallon.  I guess the front is open so you don’t have to pick it up as high…might be pretty heavy to move.

I just want more people to see how great this process is, and hope to get more people doing it.  It’s too easy and too beneficial to ignore.

Gotta go, just saw my neighbors putting leaf bags out to the curb…

 

Adding Humanure Compost to A Garden (video)

Adding Humanure Compost to A Garden

Jenkins adds material to one compost bin for a year, then switches to the second bin for year two.  At the end of year two, the contents of the first bin are ready to use for gardening.  Pathogens are not present.

It’s pretty awesome that he’s been doing this for 30+ years with no issues at all…safe to say he knows what he’s talking about!