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Kiddie-Garden Compost Controversy

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The Wishing Well community garden in the South Bronx soon will install a new toilet friendly to the environment but with a twist – the waste will be composted, and will end up a few feet away in plant and vegetable beds tended by students from nearby Public School 333.

Not everyone is thrilled about the cutting-edge composting toilet planned for Rev. James A. Polite Ave.: One garden volunteer doesn’t want schoolchildren using “human manure” – and some scientists say the fertilizer could be deadly.

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