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Composting Toilet Systems

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Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 1C9

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This 2-hour workshop will be an information-packed and entertaining presentation that looks at the topic of composting toilets within the co

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This 2-hour workshop will be an information-packed and entertaining presentation that looks at the topic of composting toilets within the context that every person’s needs are unique and there are systems that uniquely meet those needs.

Adapted from Gord’s full two-day course, based on his book ‘Essential Composting Toilets’ released in 2018, you will cover the following topics:

• What is a compost toilet?

• The materials flows

• Are they allowed? - Regulation considerations

• Safety (pathogens, phytotoxins, POPs

• Compost life – maturation & sanitization

• Compost toilets – the components

• Compost toilets – the systems

• Managing fluids – urine and leachate

• Best practices

Copies of Essential Composting Toilets will be available for sale for $40.

Instructor Bio:

Gord Baird was raised in View Royal, is a father of two, and co-owner/designer/builder of their Highlands homestead Eco-Sense along with his wife, and co-conspirator, Ann.

Eco-Sense, as they call their homestead, has become internationally recognized as one of the most sustainable homes on the planet, being the first to earn Living Building Challenge recognition in 2010. The cob home incorporates living roofs, rainwater collection, grey water systems, compost toilets, solar PV for electricity, solar thermal for hot water, and they regenerated a damaged landscape that now provides 100% of their fruits and veggies all year round… all from on top of the rock. Their home has been the focus of over 200 media publications from TV, documentaries, radio, and magazines, masters theses, and as one of the yearlong features in the Royal BC Museum’s Free Spirit exhibition.

Gord’s formal education is experimental (neural) psychology and business (accounting). Today he specializes in integrated sustainable systems that incorporate soil, food, water, energy and construction. Gord is the President of the BC Fruit Tester’s Association, he is an accredited Potable Rainwater designer and installer, sits as the Vice Chair for the CRD Regional Water Supply and as a commissioner for JDF Water Distribution Commission, was a technical editor for the Province of BC’s Ministry of Health’s new regulations on composting toilets and greywater ystems, he co-authored (along with Ann) of the new book Essential Composting Toilets, he is a municipal councillor for the District of Highlands (along with his wife Ann), and finally, Gord and Ann volunteered and built the first public composting toilet facilities in the region, at Eagles Lake Park and proudly hold the servicing contract.

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Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca

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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.

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