Sex and Poop: Fertile Earth's 2013 Ladies of Manure Calendar (Photos, Video)
|Fertile Earth's Ladies of Manure Calendar 2013|
Lanette Sobel, creator and co-founder of the Foundation, had the idea for the calendar while at a workshop on a farm in Homestead. "Something inspired me to say, 'I love poop,'" Sobel said, "and one of the other girls, actually a model for the calendar, she really took that to heart. She said, 'I wish more people would say 'I love poop.' And that sparked the idea for a project that would get people more connected to poop, something many are so disconnected from now."
The end result is a whole year's worth of women in their birthday suits and bathing suits, basking in piles of cow feces, squatting on toilet seats, and slathered in all kinds of South Floridian shit. Each calendar shoot was staged on a different sustainable farm in the region, and each model was chosen not just for her lovely lady lumps, but because she contributes in some way to sustainable living in South Florida.
|Fertile Earth's Ladies of Manure Calendar 2013 (she's sitting in fish shit!)|
Priscilla Schmidt is a certified permaculture designer and a model for the calendar. For her shoot, her first modeling experience, she had to squat half-naked on a composting toilet. But it was worth it, she said. "Despite the shocking name, this calendar is a tasteful synergy of art, sustainability education, and good ol' sex appeal," Schmidt said. "In the male-dominated world of composting, it is quite unusual to find such a large group of females who are willing to get their hands dirty. It's even more rare that they're all incredibly hot!"
Fertile Earth is selling the calendars at 25 bucks a pop through a Kickstarter campaign. The group plans to funnel the proceeds toward funding a number of its initiatives, including bringing "worm workshops" to Title I schools. These workshops are aimed at educating students - and teachers - about composting and recycling.