It's that time of year for the annual Fall Fecal Fest when garden enthusiasts enter a drawing in hopes of being selected to purchase Woodland Park Zoo's highly coveted Zoo Doo. The pungent piles of poop make up the richest, highly aromatic, most exotic compost in the Pacific Northwest.
Also available is Bedspread, a product that made its debut during the Spring Fecal Fest. It's a composted mulch made from the manures and bedding of the zoo's non-primate herbivores. Bedspread is like Zoo Doo but contains higher amounts of wood chips and sawdust. It's excellent fertile mulch for perennial beds and woody landscapes such as native gardens, rose beds, shrubs, tree rings or pathways, and is an ideal mulch and soil builder for Northwest gardens.
Dr. Doo is accepting entry cards for Zoo Doo or Bedspread until Friday, Sept. 21 - and that's it. Entry cards will be randomly selected according to supply and demand. Dr. Doo will contact the lucky entries. The Fecal Fest traditionally sells out.
To enter, send a standard postcard to Zoo Doo, Woodland Park Zoo, 601
N. 59th St., Seattle, WA 98103. Include the following information:
■ Day/evening phone numbers
■ Preference - Zoo Doo or Bedspread
■ Amount of Zoo Doo or Bedspread you'd like to purchase (anything from a garbage bag to a full-size pickup truck load)
■ Weekday or weekend preference for pickup.
Only one postcard per person is eligible for the drawing.
Phone orders will not be accepted.
Winners will pick up their unique compost from Oct. 6 through Oct. 21 using shovels provided by the zoo.
For prices and other information, call the poop line at 625-POOP or visit www.zoo.org