[Greenbuilding] Composting cat shit
racheli at sonoracohousing.com
Sat Feb 21 10:16:09 CST 2009
I'm the original poster (the one njh "couldn't bother with").
I'll correct my initial message by saying that whether you put cat shit
in your compost or not should
depend on your method of composting.
I assume that a really long, humanure-style composting will take care
of the pathogens, but that's not
how everyone composts.
And a message to njh: Your post comes across as needlessly unpleasant.
A little civility goes a long
On Feb 20, 2009, at 9:21 PM, njh wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2009, Dan Antonioli wrote:
>> "Bacterial nastiness all over your veggies" can easily be avoided by
>> putting the compost system into a two year cycle. Let it do its
>> thing, slowly, over time, with our without the "hot" or thermophilic
>> process, and it will break down to a rich humus. And if in doubt,
>> don't put it into your garden, put the compost onto trees or
>> Probably the best thing you can do is read "The Humanure Handbook"
>> because it will address all.
> Right, I wasn't going to respond to the original poster because I
> couldn't be bothered saying this. Why do people assume that problems
> are new and unsolved rather than spending 10 minutes researching?
> The Mexicans had a beautiful humanure system which I don't believe has
> been fully recreated - could be an interesting research project.
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