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Zoo’s Spring Fecal Fest starts next week

March 5th, 2013 · Comments

Time once again for Woodland Park Zoo‘s Spring Fecal Fest, when gardeners get excited about the prospect of rich compost made from animal poo.

Photo  by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.

The annual Spring Fecal Fest begins on Monday, March 11, and ends March 31. Enter online for a chance to purchase Zoo Doo and Bedspread. Only one entry per person is eligible for each drawing.

Zoo Doo is the most exotic and highly prized compost in the Pacific Northwest. Composed of species feces contributed by the zoo’s non-primate herbivores such as elephants, hippos, giraffes and more, Zoo Doo is perfect for growing veggies and annuals.

Bedspread, the zoo’s premium composted mulch, is a combination of Zoo Doo, sawdust, and large amounts of wood chips. Bedspread is used to cushion perennial beds and woody landscapes including rose beds, shrubs and pathways.

If you don’t enter online, you can send in a postcard. Separate postcards are required for Zoo Doo and Bedspread drawings (and only one postcard entry for each). Send postcards with your name, phone number, whether you want Zoo Doo or Bedspread, how much you want, and whether you want to pick-up on a weekday or weekend, to: Dr. Doo, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle, WA 98103.

Pick-up dates will be April 13-28. Winners load their own compost; the zoo will provide the shovels.

Prices for both kinds are: Pick-up truck 8×4 bed – $60; 6×4 bed – $45; 6×3 bed – $35. (Limit one full truck per person.) Garbage cans are $8-$10 depending on size; bags are $4-$6 depending on size. Two-gallon and pint-sized buckets are available anytime at the ZooStore for $12.95 and $4.95, respectively.

For more information, call the Poop Line at 206-625-POOP or check out the website.

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