Compost toilet design session at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve
Saturday 26 May, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bethnal Green Nature Reserve wants you to help design their new accessible compost toilet.
Get down to the reserve on Saturday 26th May for a meeting about how to make the toilet as accessible and efficient as possible. No previous knowledge or experience is required, just a passion for the community and a desire to talk about toilets! The aim of the day is to involve the whole community in the design process.
The new compost toilet is part of the nature reserve’s summer project, which aims to install a range of composting systems co-created by the community. Over the next few months locals will also be building a wormery and a thermal compost pile.
The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve used to be a fenced-off World War II bomb-site that had become overgrown with weeds and shrubbery. After years of negotiations with the council, the patch of land has been nurtured and preserved by a collective of artists and locals.
Now a biodiverse garden, it produces over 30 varieties of edible or medicinal plants that have been growing in the area from thousands of years. The 2018 Phytology garden opened this week, plants from which are used to create natural medicines.
The nature reserve’s summer project is delivered by Compost Mentis, a soil and alternative sanitation practice which focuses on bringing environmental and social justice into everyday urban spaces.
Meet at 11am on Saturday at the nature reserve for the first of three design sessions. If you have any access requirements for the day, or would like to give any input into the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, click here. Find the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve at Middleton St, London E2 9RR