I have a garden cabin which has a bucket toilet which we empty manually. Will the Subpod handle human shit/faeces/poo/poop?
The Subpod is perfectly capable of composting human faeces and other manures as long as sufficient dry carbon is added to balance the moisture and the high nitrogen content of the faeces.
We recommend you have a separate Subpod that you use solely for this purpose as there is a small risk if the Subpod compost is being used to grow food for human consumption. The vermiculture process is a cooler composting process and won’t kill all human pathogens. You could use the compost from this Subpod to fertilize plants that are not being eaten by humans.
Also if the person is taking antibiotics this could kill some of the microbes and temporarily diminish the performance of the system.
Can Subpod remove the odour from decomposing human faeces that have been turned into sludge to provide nutrients for plants near the house?
It’s likely that the human faeces turned into sludge are smelly because they were composted anaerobically (low oxygen) and/or mixed with urine. This smell will quickly disappear if the sludge is mixed with enough dry carbon-rich material (dried ...
Can dog, cat and other animal faeces be composted in Subpod?
Yes, you can compost animal poop in a Subpod. If you choose to do this however, you will not be able to use any of the worm castings or worm tea for fertilizer on plants that will be eaten by humans. You will need to put a warning on your Subpod to ...
Subpods in Community Gardens
Community Gardens are often the hub of life in communities around the world. People visit, share knowledge, grow, harvest and celebrate together. They are the perfect place to put Subpods. Subpods aerate the soil and deliver nutrients directly to ...
How large a garden area does each Subpod service (fertilize?)
If the Subpod is in a raised garden bed, the immediate area (half a foot or 15cm) around the Subpod will be enriched quickly (within several months). Once the Subpod is full (after about 6 months depending on feeding and worms), by sprinkling the ...
Do you need to add water to the Subpod at all, or just water the garden bed as usual?
You do not need to add extra water to the Subpod, as there should be plenty of liquid coming from your food scraps. It's important to make sure the worm blanket is kept moist though. To test if the worm blanket has enough moisture…. Squeeze the ...