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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:13 AM

This straw-bale urinal turns your pee into compost

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Next time you find yourself drunk at a festival, instead of finding an isolated patch of grass to pee on, consider the public tower of straw that turns your pee into plant-friendly compost.

I refer to LíUritonnoir.

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Yes, it is French.

But also, it is quite clever. Those white plastic receptacles funnel pee into the center of the straw bale where, one hopes, it begins to fester without smelling too terrible. (The straw should help with that.) Thatís also where the magic happens, Inhabitat writes:

[T]he nitrogen begins to mesh with the carbon of the hay. Around six to twelve months later, the decomposition process will have meshed the two together enough to create a rich mound of compostable humus.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:24 AM

1. You've reminded me of gardening book

my father-in-law had back in the sixties. It was a book from before WW1. Its instructed the "servants" how to gather up and store the contents of the "piss pots" in a barrel at the end of the garden and how long to leave it to stand before use.

Anyone who has ever used buttermilk paint , which contains no vinyl or artificial preservatives , or maybe some of the Swedish coloured wood preservatives , will know what aged cow piss smells like. That stuff even makes my cats chuck up.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:37 AM

3. my dad taught me to piss on the compost pile.

we both thought it quite funny -- but it had a real purpose.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:28 AM

2. Interesting

Not sure I want to be the guy who has to pick it up at the end of the concert, but nor would I want to be the one picking up the "Johnny On The Spots."

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:54 AM

4. it wont fit in my bathroom

so ill keep peeing in my bed.

NOT.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:12 AM

5. !

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:05 PM

6. There's some truth in an old limerick

 

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"Mary, Mary, how does your garden grow?"

"I pee on it!"

Anyone notice my posts re my ten foot tomato tree 5 years ago on DU??

that's probably one of the most sustainable "fertilizers" I used.

oh - probably want to see it

follow the link below.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=246x10250

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:49 PM

7. One can also turn pee into gunpowder.

Before anyone calls Homeland Security, I'm a pacifist gardener.

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Response to hunter (Reply #7)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:48 AM

8. Now *that* should sort out the slugs ...

 

Just saying ...

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