The past few Wednesday workdays Steve and I have been building an outhouse for a composting toilet for the Free Farm. It's been a crash course in simple construction that I've really enjoyed so far. I'll make sure to put up some pictures soon showing our construction process, and the finished product in time for a free composting toilet workshop June 19th at the Free Farm. Details below!
As many of you know, the Free Farm has no toilet or sewer connection. Laura Allen, of Greywater Action, will help us solve this problem by plumbing a composting toilet to be used by volunteers. Come help and learn about ecological toilets, that use no water and return nutrients to the earth. We'll finish construction on a urine-diverting composting toilet, discuss health and safety, codes and regulations, the benefits of composting toilets, and how to maintain a well-functioning toilet.
Produce to the People (PttP) is a non-profit organization in San Francisco, dedicated to aiding the food security and health of our community through garden and food education, the creation of green jobs for youth, and the growth, harvest, and dispersal of organic backyard and community grown produce. We support the right of everyone in our community to have access to fresh, nourishing food and believe that empowering youth and adults to take part in their local food system can create change that will systemically improve the way we eat, and in turn our health and well being as a whole. We are especially focused on ensuring access to healthy food for underserved and low-income members of our community, and green jobs to youth with barriers to employment. We believe that we can only achieve food security through a collective effort, and we engage in many community partnerships with non-profits, businesses, schools and individuals to work together towards a more sustainable and healthy food system in San Francisco.