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Rainwater Harvesting

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theDock: Centre for Social Impact

300-722 Cormorant Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1P8

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Come learn the benefits and process for harvesting free water

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Whether for potable water or for irrigation, rainwater harvesting is picking up in popularity. Gord Baird of Eco-Sense is an internationally certified designer and installer and has numerous projects across the Province.

In this introductory level class he will be covering the following topics:

  • Differences between potable and non-potable systems
  • Collection areas
  • Water Budgets
  • Storage sizing
  • Regulations
  • Do’s and Dont’s

Instructor Bio: Gord is co-owner/ designer and builder with his partner Ann of the award winning Eco-Sense home in the Highlands. Gord and Ann’s home earned Living Building Challenge recognition on 2010. In the past 12 years they converted a damaged landscape into an oasis with over 400 species of edible plants including over 200 fruit and nu trees, and provide all their fruit and veggies all year round.

He wears many hats as a nursery owner, professional rainwater systems designer and installer, policy consultant, elected municipal councillor, Vice Chair of the CRD Regional Water Supply Commission, President of the BC Fruit Testers Association and co-author of Essential Compost Toilets.

With a wide arrange of experience, all Gord’s talks have a life of their own when the audience begins asking questions - the joy is watching how it is all connected.

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If you are attending a workshop in person, COVID protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance.

If you are attending a workshop online, zoom meeting details will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder.

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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.

There are a limited amount of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This ticket gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

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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