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"A pictorial calendar that will get you to rethink all your waste, even your daily # 1's and 2's."
"A pictorial calendar that will get you to rethink all your waste, even your daily # 1's and 2's."
72 backers pledged $5,135 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, we’re from a group called the Fertile Earth Foundation and we’re here to ask for your help in printing a unique calendar we are putting together.

Fertile Earth Foundation is an environmental nonprofit based in Miami mostly known for our composting initiatives. We've been teaching people to rethink their waste for over 4 years. For those of you who don't know what composting is, it's basically turning organic waste into rich fertile soil. Organic waste is stuff like kitchen scraps, newspaper, yard trimmings, manure, even your very own poop! Anything that is not plastic, metal, or glass can be composted

 During a Fertile Earth Workshop last year, one of our volunteers asked, "How did we get so far removed from our poop?" And it got us thinking... How many people think about their poop as often as we do? How often do you ponder your #2? It tells us a lot about our health and what we need to eat, if we are dehydrated and so on. Plus, did you know there are safe ways to turn even our waste into Humanure? Yes, that is composted human poop! Your poop could be turned into to super rich black gold! Ok, maybe we're grossing you out. Let's change the subject. How often do you think about sex? Or beautiful women? This project is a tasteful synergy of those 2 things: The Ladies of Manure  2013 Calendar.

Photo by Ben Thacker

I know it's a stretch for some! Repulsive even! But before you write us off as crazy poop-loving hippies, let us ask you one more question: have you ever seen waste in nature? No one needs to sweep the forest, scoop up deer poop, or recycle in the mangroves. Volunteer trash pick ups along the beach are only to pick up man made waste: stuff like plastic bottles, soda cans, and Band-aids! There is no such thing as Waste in Nature. Waste is an idea that we humans have created.

Photo by Ben Thacker

With this calendar we want to try and get you to rethink all your waste, even your daily #1's & 2's. We cover everything from composting kitchen scraps and making your own veggie broth to teaching you the difference between worm, fish and human poop. 

We've been working on this calendar for over 7 months now, meticulously selecting women that are not only beautiful, but play an active role in changing people's minds about waste. We've brought on talented and experienced photographers, make up artists and hairstylists. We're nearly done and ready to send our design to the printers.

Funds raised will go to cover printing and production costs. So if you want something different to talk about at the water cooler, a calendar to spice up your kitchen, or a gift unlike any other, support our project and you can have your 2013 Ladies of Manure Calendar before Christmas! A great way to start the New Year: with beautiful women and a fresh look at Manure!

Thank you for taking the time to check out our project, and we hope you decide to contribute. Like our Facebook page, visit our website, and share with friends. And check out the sponsorship levels, there are plenty of great options!

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$5,000 goal will fund our printing and production costs for 1000 eco-friendly calendars

$10,000 goal will fund our printing and production costs for 5000 eco-friendly calendars

$15,000 goal will fund our printing and production costs for 10,000 eco-friendly calendars

With gratitude,

The Team from Fertile Earth Foundation

Risks and challenges

The main risk we are taking on with this project is the time and effort we spent into bringing everything all together and for the audience not to understand the main idea. We want to bring awareness on how we can reduce waste with simple steps and getting use to the fact that we are connected with our waste. We can re-use and reduce the majority of waste on a daily basis. This project may be a turn off for some due to the emphasis on 'poop'. That is why we have taken on the challenge by trying to make it look appealing with beautiful women than look at our waste as gift as oppose to something that is taken away and dumped on vacant land.

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    You get this beautiful calendar as a screen saver for your computer.

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    You get a printed copy of our Ladies of Manure 2013 Calendar!
    Our calendars are printed on 100% recycled paper with non-toxic inks.

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    You get our printed calendar signed by the models!
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    Get a package with three printed calendars, one of which will be signed by our models.You also get our screen saver calendar.

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    You get to attend a composting workshop with Fertile Earth Foundation and put to practice what we show you in the calendar. You also get the package of three printed calendars and our screen saver version!

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    You and a companion are invited to our Annual Fertile Earth Foundation Fundraising dinner. You also get the package of calendars and the screen saver version.

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    Enjoy a date with a model from the calendar to one of our events! PLUS, get the package of 3 calendars and screen saver version.

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