our massive small-scale urban nutrient recovery project
original invitation to Humble Pile
we want to tell you about humble pile, a nutrient recovery project happening
we are working together to transform
we want you to help us.
our massive small-scale urban nutrient recovery project, humblepile, is underway.
here is your answer: a poetically and practically perfect activity that will feed
compost your shit and piss.
it’s fun. joyful. sensible.
|phase one – COLLECTION
(this phase is now finished, see below for the original invitation)
Collection was conducted for over three months April – July 2008. 1,000 gallons
A Pie Potluck held at Mess Hall marked the end of the collection phase and served
In 2010, I will be the sole contributor to the pile.
phase two – STORAGE-COMPOSTING
Aerated bins of nutrient composted in an undisclosed location July 2008 – July 2009
|phase three – GUT REHAB #1 & #2
Bin contents are emptied and reconstituted into a collective open-air pile.
#1 (roughly 1/3 of bins) = July 2009.
#2 (roughly the rest of bins) = September 2009.
|phase 4, the last and final phase – THE GREAT GIVEBACK
Hand-sewn, screen printed sacks of the two year composted nite soil were returned
The humanure tested negative for all coliforms,
The rest of the collective pile is being used to enrich disturbed city soils.
||THE GREAT GIVEBACK t-shirts $20 while supplies last!
All t-shirts were obtained from thrift stores. A few dago-tees exist, the rest are short
Please send me an e-mail with your US t-shirt size and hopefully I can accommodate
You can pay via PAYPAL or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
humble pile (ongoing, 2008)