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Post  lisaphoto 4/4/2011, 12:20 pm

A very local garden store (5 minutes from me), Marvin's organic gardens, has teamed up with the Cincinnati zoo to use their animal waste to produce tons of zoo compost. Here is the video http://blog.wasteindustrysite.com/the_heap/2011/03/30/dr-doo-doolittle/

I think this is super cool, and thought I would share.
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Post  lizzo 4/4/2011, 12:25 pm

SCORE!!!! cheers

Thanks for posting; it's a great find.
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Post  nancy 4/12/2011, 3:58 pm

Did you ever go get any? I'm thinking about stopping in on my way home from a baby shower on Sunday and I'm wondering in what quantites they sell it and for how much?
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Post  sfg4uKim 4/12/2011, 4:36 pm

This is a FABULOUS idea. I sent the info on to the Baltimore Zoo and The National Zoo.

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Post  lisaphoto 4/12/2011, 4:37 pm

I don't really need any right now, but I will get some when I do.
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Post  sfg4uKim 4/12/2011, 8:47 pm

Well, the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore said their current procedures don't allow them to collect plant eater poo from meat eater poo.

You'd think that if they could SAVE MONEY by doing this, they would.

Oh well, it never hurts to ask.

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Post  MasonGarden 4/12/2011, 9:17 pm

Hi Lisa,

Great minds think alike. We've been talking about Marvin's Garden Zoo Doo on a couple of other threads as well. I will be getting mine later this week if the rain can hold off for a couple of days! I'm in Mason and about 15 minutes away from Marvin's. Are you going to the thinkGREEN event there on the 23rd? A few of us local SFG'ers plan to connect for a meet & greet there! You're welcome to join us if you can.

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Post  Glendale-gardener 4/12/2011, 9:54 pm

ksroman wrote:Well, the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore said their current procedures don't allow them to collect plant eater poo from meat eater poo.

You'd think that if they could SAVE MONEY by doing this, they would.

Oh well, it never hurts to ask.

Wow, good for you for contacting them and trying to give them the push at least! I would not have thought to try. I'm surprised more zoos haven't made the attempt to do it. The Cincy Zoo is "the greenest zoo in America" actually. They compost and recycle everything they can, they use rain barrels systems and water gardens, green buliding, geo-thermal heat, you name it, they do it. It's really awesome!
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Post  lisaphoto 4/12/2011, 11:34 pm

I don't think I am going to be able to make the event at Marvin's, I have a photoshoot that day.
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Post  WolfHeart 4/13/2011, 4:13 pm

@nancy wrote:Did you ever go get any? I'm thinking about stopping in on my way home from a baby shower on Sunday and I'm wondering in what quantities they sell it and for how much?

Nancy,

I stopped in not long ago, they told me that it was $34 per cu yard. They also told me that you can purchase smaller amounts. I haven't actually seen the compost yet, but my plan is to get some this weekend.
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Post  Glendale-gardener 4/13/2011, 5:01 pm

That's a lot of compost! Esp considering I only plan to use it to fill holes with! I hope they let me just by a couple of cu feet!
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino 4/13/2011, 5:46 pm

Our beautiful Portland zoo also composts its poo. Because there is a large elephant population in this zoo, there's quite a bit of zoodoo. Unfortunately, not much is made available to the public. As it says in their website: "We have built an onsite manure-composting system to turn 100 percent of our herbivore manure into useable compost. The two 1,600-square-foot covered areas have been subdivided into four mini-bays, three of which have a new trench-style design and a forced-airflow system to maintain an EPA-standard composting environment. This product is not certified organic.
The finished product, ZooDoo, is used as fertilizer by zoo horticulture staff. The remainder is shared with neighboring agencies, such as Hoyt Arboretum Washington Park.


Sigh, so no elephant doo for my elephant garlic.
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Post  Furbalsmom 4/13/2011, 6:14 pm

Well Poop! (I guess that should be NO poop!)

I was going to the Portland Zoo this weekend with the 9 mo old Grandson (we were going to take his parents along too), and hoping to snatch a bit of Zoo-Doo for my garden.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino 4/13/2011, 6:52 pm

Furbal'sMom, I'd ask anyway, the website said "occasionally" they have some for the public. Suppose that means you should bring a shovel and sack with you?
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Post  Furbalsmom 4/13/2011, 7:27 pm

I can always ask.
I'm worried about how to carry it unless I have lidded buckets for the bed of the truck.
We will be in the fifth wheel and no it does not go in there.
Maybe I will give them a call and ask if they have it, how is it packaged.

Thanks for reminding me what I should think about to plan this. It helps.
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Post  Glendale-gardener 4/13/2011, 7:58 pm

That's amazing they can use it all themselves! The website say on ours that they produce about a million pounds of compost a year I think. I guess thats more than they need for the botanical gardens. I'd bring a couple of 5 gal buckets or a garbage can with me JIC!
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Post  WolfHeart 4/16/2011, 7:26 pm

For those of you in Cincinnati, Marvin's Zoo Doo is not ready yet and the only thing they are selling is their regular compost Sad . The Zoo Doo will be ready some time next year cheers . I did find out however that they use produce waste from Wal-mart and Sam's club.
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Post  nancy 4/18/2011, 9:57 am

I stopped in to Marvin's yesterday. It was right before 5:00 and they were getting ready to close. They don't have it packaged, but they let me get it in buckets that they had on hand. They filled 4 large buckets for me and charged me $31. They never said it wasn't zoo compost. And I made a point of telling them how excited I was to be getting elephant poop! Now I'm wondering - what did I get? And was I overcharged? I don't understand the whole "cubic yard" thing. She told me I'd need a pick-up truck. It doesn't smell a whole lot, but there is a lingering odor. Hmmm...
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Post  MasonGarden 4/18/2011, 11:21 am

I would call them and ask what it is they actually sold you. I don't whether or not Zoo Doo will be anymore expensive than what they would normally have, but you should know what's in your compost. Let us know what they say.
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Post  WolfHeart 4/18/2011, 12:14 pm

I know that when i spoke to the woman at the desk she said that the Zoo Doo wasn't going to be ready this year. did you get your compost at the top of the hill near the sheds? that is where I got mine. Also a cu Yard, from what they told me, was one bucket load of the front loader that was parked there. It would have been a tremendous amount of compost.

Also when I asked about purchasing their compost I specifically asked for 1/3 of a yard. it sounds like $31 was for a full yard of material.

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Post  Glendale-gardener 4/18/2011, 4:35 pm

Yeah, it doesn't seem like it should be anymore expensive than whatever their regular stuff is. I think someone said the other stuff is a lot of walmart produce scraps. btw- 4 buckets, if they are 5 gal each is 1 cubic yard
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Post  WolfHeart 4/18/2011, 6:18 pm

Hey all,

I was looking around after seeing GG's post about four 5Gal pails equaling 1cu yard. Because I got six large (bigger then 5 gallons not sure of the size) buckets of compost and the guy told me it was a third of a yard. I thought oh no I ripped them off...I don't like doing that to businesses because they have to earn a buck to. so i double checked and it apparently takes ~40 5gal pails to equal 1cu yard...... :!: :scratch: study Just saw this Zoo-Doo 27650 Just saw this Zoo-Doo 828840
Ouch I hurt my self with this math....I like 2+2 way better then all this converting....Anyway just an FYI.
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Post  boffer 4/18/2011, 6:26 pm

A cubic yard is 27cf.

A 'five gallon bucket' is about ¾ of a cf. (Using wet rather than dry numbers)

Therefore, very roughly, there are 36 five gallon buckets in a cubic yard.

40 is close enough to 36 for what we're doing.

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Post  jenjehle 4/19/2011, 7:07 am

We live in NE Indiana and decided to take a Spring Break trip to the Cincy Zoo. Before we went, we did some reading on their website to familiarize ourselves with the zoo. I was AMAZED to find out all that they do to be green!!!! Cudos to them! And they truly walk the walk! They also have compactor trash cans all over their grounds that are solar powered; how cool is that??? Shocked

My family and I were thoroughly impressed with the Cincy Zoo, in more ways that one. Sure wish more zoos would follow their lead!

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Post  dmsandlin 4/19/2011, 9:42 am

My cousin's part of the Rotary Club. His local chapter hosted a traveling circus. One of the conditions was that the Rotary had to dispose of the large amounts of animal poo. He called his wife and asked if she wanted elephant poo to which she answered YES!! If you do your own composting, keep a look out for traveling circuses and you, too may have pachyderm poo. 🐘
Be ready for lots, though. I think the elephants unload it by the cubic yard.
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