Wednesday, June 04, 2008
This afternoon the Evening Press sent a photographer down to the allotment to do a photo shoot about the composting toilet that has been set up on the site. Ann, my wife, has been involved with National Osteoprosis Society for some time and has been doing a foil collecting project to pay for kale and other brassica plants to have in pots over the winter months as they are a good source of magnesium and calcium. As part of the project a local school has been involved to collect foil and set up a small gardening club where the NOS will provide some of the brassica plants for the children in return for them collecting foil and aluminium cans. Ann therefore requested the composting toilet because of the involvement of the school and also for any plot holders bringing young children down to their plots would not have the problem of what to do about toilet facilities. Counciller Tina Funnell arranged a photo shoot with the press and the following photos show how the session went.
Background shot of plot holders with Ann in the foreground racing towards the toilet and then Counciller Funnel showing the chopped straw mulch that is used to cover what is in the toilet.
After showing off the chopped straw mulch it then came down to tossing the toilet roll in the air; difficult subject trying to cover a toilet!
Eventually the idea of tossing toilet rolls in the air wore thin and the next was to photo somebody sitting on the loo. I wasn't quick enough and got roped in for that.
Which photo got chosen, well, we will just have to wait and see. I just hope the humour doesn't go all lavatorial but then I'll not be surprised if it does!