Rabbit droppings are being recycled into fertilizer by an enterprising group of students in Columbia, South Carolina. Barclay school has two rabbits, Toby and Ginny, who have been nicknamed “The Poo Masters.” Their bunny berries are being used as the active ingredients in a liquid fertilizer project the kids have brewed up. Here are highlights of the story as reported by Arlene Marturano at TheState.com.
The school models recycling. So the idea of recycling Toby and Ginny’s rabbit droppings seemed a natural progression. Besides, when you have more than enough of a good thing, you want to share it with others.
Rabbit manure is a rich source of nitrogen and phosphorus, two nutrients plants need for strong root systems, healthy foliage and plenty of flowers. Hence, the enterprise of brewing and bottling rabbit tea was born.
Once a recipe for rabbit manure liquid fertilizer was made, students steeped it in pails of rain barrel water outdoors in sunlight. They needed containers to store the tea. Wine bottles seemed the best option not only because local restaurants could donate them in quantities but also because they catch the eye of consumers and connoisseurs.
To market and advertise rabbit manure tea they needed a brand name. Bunnies’ Brew was selected. Students call themselves the Brew Masters.
To see the complete article, please go to http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/13/2815325/local-students-make-fertilizer.html
Although Hoppington Post does not approve of rabbits being kept in school classrooms, we do applaud the use of their poops as fertilizer. The droppings to not really need to be brewed into a liquid, but can be mixed directly into the soil, as they do not burn plants or roots.