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Giving a Sh*t - Building and Using a Compost Toilet

Guerilla House
Event organized by Guerilla House

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While day zero has officially been moved to 2019, we are still facing a serious drought with serious short and long term effects. We need holistic solutions to transcend the current paradigm of water scarcity, and to keep flushing away precious water simply because day zero has been kicked down the road is not an ideal approach. Should we face day zero in the future, a major public health concern is that of human waste disposal (feces and urine - aka 'humanure'). When there's no water to flush your toilets, do you have an excretion contingency plan in place? Potential risks of disease spreading by inadequate sanitation and ablution has health officials alarmed, and many are uncertain as to how they'll do their 'business' should our taps run dry.

Thankfully there is a simple, regenerative solution to this, one which closes the loop of our nutrient/waste cycle, requiring no added water to operate, while at the same time building soil (and the capacity of our landscapes to retain moisture) and creating major economic opportunity.

Come share in this collaborative workshop as we explore:

Human waste as a resource
Compost toilet basics - collection and processing systems
Building a compost toilet (practical)
Composting and worm farming your waste (demo)
Best practice and safety concerns

This is a participatory and practical workshop where you'll leave equipped with everything you need for building and using your own compost toilet.

Cost per person is R150. Tickets available here: http://qkt.io/jfOVXw

In the spirit of transparency, please see this link for a breakdown of our estimated costs: https://goo.gl/hEHTZD

This workshop will only go ahead if there are 10 confirmed paying participants, so please share with those you feel may benefit. This is to ensure we cover our costs, keep the workshop fee low and make this education accessible. In the event we do not reach the 10 humans target, your ticket will be fully refunded. Tickets are non-refundable otherwise. Confirmation that this workshop will go ahead will be announced on Monday 23 April 2018.

What to bring:

Snacks and a dish to share for a communal lunch. In the spirit of compassionate sharing, please ensure what you bring to share is kosher / halaal / vegetarian, and no stress if you're unable to bring anything, there should be plenty to go round.
Your own crockery (plates, cups and mugs) and cutlery
Notepad and pen if you want to take notes
Comfortable and weather appropriate clothes (sun hat and sun glasses) - this is an outdoor event
Camping chairs / blankets / yoga mats / pillows to sit on
An open mind and your inner genius

Looking forward to connecting and co-creating a rich learning experience with you!

Stay awesome you crazy creatures.

Participants attend this workshop at their own risk. Guerilla House will not be held responsible for any theft, injury, loss or damage which may arise. However, in such an unlikely event we will assist you as best we can.
This event is subject to postponement/cancellation at the discretion of Guerilla House in the event of inclement weather. Tickets will be fully refunded should we postpone/cancel.