Have you ever thought of where your sh** goes? And I do not mean from your mouth, but the other end. Usually you do your business, flip a knob and “PRESTO”, no more thoughts about your sh**. (Don’t we all wish LIFE was that easy). Well, it most likely goes into a septic tank or municipal sewage system; the usual route in our culture, and you think or don’t think about it; “Out of sight, 0ut of mind”. Well you may be losing out on a plethora of goodness, not to mention easing a tax on the “system”. Alternative: making black gold without fracking, especially if you like to garden. Worm castings are an extremely valuable addition for a gardener. Besides adding nutrients, they enhance the ability of your soil to retain water, and also inhibit root diseases such as root rot. The humus in worm castings removes toxins and harmful fungi and bacteria from the soil.
There are many cultures that have capitalized on this resource. In fact, it has been a way of life and necessity in their culture The Guardian Within the United States, Anna Edey http://www.solviva.com has propelled this vision in the prestigious Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. She has spearheaded this philosophy of the full circle of using our “waste”. Her book “Solviva”, which was published in the 1970’s, explains how to build and use a worm composting box for humanure. There are plans for both flushing and dry toilets. The concept broken down is very simple. Build a 10+ cubic foot ventilated box; I use a recycled chest freezer.
Drain it to a nitrogen loving plant bed; I use bamboo. That’s basically it. The worms do all the work and the two-fold outcome is more worms; vermiculture, and castings; black gold. I have used this flushing type system for over 10 years. Aside from a small learning curve and some tweaks in the beginning, the system has not failed.
Think outside the “box” …. then think within the “box”—WORMS!!
Check out this hilarious video out of Australia; My Daddy’s Dunny Doesn’t Flush