In a uniquely Seattle phenomenon, there are more people seeking composted animal feces than there is supply, and it needs to be distributed through a lottery system. Legendary in the Seattle gardening community, the Woodland Park Zoo offers this black gold known as “Zoo Doo” just twice a year.
Per their whimsical press release (entitled Spring Fecal Fest): “The sweet, aromatic Zoo Doo is composed of species feces contributed by a variety of the zoo’s non-primate herbivores, such as rhinos, hippos, giraffes, mountain goats, tapirs and more; it’s perfect for growing veggies and annuals.”
Online entries accepted: February 1–March 1
Pick-up dates take place: March 21–March 29
Enter the lottery here