“Ladies of Manure” is a calendar with typical calendar girls except for one thing. They are covered in poop.
This calendar is meant to encourage urbanites to start composting their waste — veggie peels, fruit rinds and even feces (animal and human) — into fertile, black soil.
Month by month, scantily clad women pose in and around piles of poop to highlight the benefits of composting in a calendar being sold to benefit the Fertile Earth Foundation.
Ms. April is a smiling blonde with slender legs that end in three-inch heels.
A typical calendar girl, except for one thing: She is covered in poop.
Fish poop, to be exact.
“The whole point of this is to make it less disgusting. If this hot chick doesn’t mind smearing fish poop all over her, maybe it’s not that bad,” said Lanette Sobel, who started the Fertile Earth Foundation, the South Beach-based nonprofit organization behind the calendar. “It’s a resource; it’s not waste.”
Sobel, 34, dreamed up the project to get other people to think about organic waste as much as she does.
The result is a pictorial calendar that’s meant to encourage urbanites to start composting their waste — veggie peels, fruit rinds and even feces (animal and human) — into fertile, black soil.
For $25 online — or a $20 donation at a fundraiser Friday at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge — you can own a 12-month calendar that features the semi-naked manure babes.
The pictorials are equal parts bombshell glam and bathroom humor.
In the calendar, a long-haired brunette poses on a commode with pink lace panties stretched across her booted ankles. Another lies on grass, cupping her breasts while worms crawl through a patch of inky dirt piled over her nether regions. Still another crouches near a banana tree, her outstretched arms covering her bare chest as she lifts rotting fruit peels.
Each photo is accompanied by a brief biography of the featured girl. All of the models were chosen because of their work on environmental issues.
Fertile Earth is funded mostly through its worm sales, with a few out-of-the ordinary fundraisers — like the poop calendar. The group’s last fundraiser was a cook-off to bring attention to invasive, non-native species in South Florida. The winning dish consisted of python chili, wild boar sliders and snakehead fish slaw.