Originally Posted by captlloyd
However some types of fecal matter is not considered a good idea for vegetable gardens, including human . Human waste compost is OK for flower gardens.
Not true. The contents of Earth Closets always went onto the compost heap, and then onto the vegetable garden (back then most gardening did not involve flowers). It was perfectly safe.
Most fertiliser used in Eastern Europe
even today, is human waste, and they have very good crops.
I have traveled widely around there on my motorbike, and the smell is distinctive.
Heck it is even good fertiliser to pump into the Oceans. That may not be a popular thing to say to the misguided, but it is the truth. Life feeds on it voraciously.
Even where I live, farmers use their slurry tankers to empty septic tanks
when needed, and then spray the contents on the fields. Sunlight and aerobic bacteria make short work of it, as they do in the sea (if the fish
don't get to it first).