In an undisclosed storage area in Chicago, Nance Klehm has a hidden stockpile of human excrement. When the 1,500-gallon stash finishes its two-year composting cycle next summer, it will be soil as rich as any you could buy at the store—a gardener’s black gold. If it’s discovered by the authorities before then, it’ll be deemed hazardous and removed. The hoard belongs to Humble Pile Chicago, a conspiracy of 22 people Klehm has rallied to help....
Would you eat produce grown in home-composted human excrement?
For many years, Milorganite, the fertilizer produced by Milwaukee's waste-water treatment plants, was banned for food crops due to its heavy metal content. I gather that new processing techniques have lowered the levels of cadmium, etc., to acceptable standards and Milorganite is supposed to be OK for edible plants, but I don't know that I'd want to use a homemade version.
I know I wouldn't want to make
a homemade version.