Compost Toilet – Humanure – Les Vignes Basses

A major part  of Permaculture is using what is naturally around you with a keen eye on reducing all waste and producing what you need sustainably. This post might not be everyone’s cup of tea but the aim is to highlight an under-talked about issue in the Western world; HUMANURE.

From waste to resources… Joseph Jenkins’ excellent book on the subject calls for a semantic move away from the word ‘waste’ when linked to recycling to ensure that human ‘waste’ is not thought of as such; something which is not beneficial and is in fact completely devoid of any further use. For millennia, ‘night soil’ as it is referred to in Asia has been regarded as extre…

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