During our residency at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve from 2018 - 2019, we co-designed and built a new accessible all-gender compost toilet, creating humanure and liquid fertilisers to support soil care on the site and in the local area.
Alongside this we built four different connected composting systems including a wormery, leaf mould pile, and three-bay system. To help build interest, conversation and connection to these living systems (which need humans as well as a myriad of other creatures to make them work!), we ran a programme of talks, workshops, and making sessions for the public; learning together about plumbing, soil science, fermentation, irrigation, accessibility and the art and science of composting!
To find out more about our co-design process, click here.
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Deepest gratitude to everyone who gave time and energy to this project in different ways, including: Michael Smythe, Margaret Cox, Olly Edmonds, Hari Byles, Neil Winder, Ingrid Chen, Mohammed Raja, Fin Jordão, Sib Trigg, Eleanore Audi, Nissa Nishikawa, Shumaisa Khan, Ellie Doney, James Boult, Beth Stewart, Luc Sanciaume, Nayoung Jeong, Casey Sorenson, Melissa Thompson, Rokiah Yaman, Jennifer Gabrys, Maria Puig de la Bella Casa, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Linden Katherine McMahon, Ama Josephine Budge, Helena Hunter, Siobhan Forshaw, Yvonne, Min Tan, Albane Duvillier, Katalin Patonay, Beatrice Turo, Severio, Anna Wates, Declan Pleydell Pearce, Jack Harber, Ele Williams, Adiva Lawrence, Katy Lloyd Davidson, Andrew Rogers, Lance Legal, Neil Davidson, Michele Coele, Tse-Hui Teh, Lena Ciric, Shaira Begum, Sophia Goard, Bonnie Camplin, Shivani, Joy Mulandi, Joseph Walsh, Zhi Holloway, Claire Chatelet, Lauren Sheerman, Mickey Downos, Ben Wright, Renata Cleaver, Becky Minton, Hava Carvajal, Ben Smithies, Xenia Caball, Gail and Pip Burton, Eileen Quashie and everyone else, too many to list here, who attended workshops, events, volunteer sessions and offered support throughout the project.