Gardeners at a National Trust house in Cambridgeshire, England are urging visitors to urinate in the gardens to help make the property more eco-friendly. “A three-metre long ‘pee bale’ has been installed at Wimpole Hall. Head gardener Philip Whaites is urging his male colleagues to pee on the straw bale to activate the composting process on the estate’s compost heap. He said the ‘pee bale’ is only in use out of visitor hours, since ‘we don’t want to scare the public’. He said: ‘For eight weeks now, male members of our garden and estate teams have been using the outdoor straw bale when nature calls. The pee bale is excellent matter to add to our compost heap to stimulate the composting process; and with over 400 acres of gardens and parkland to utilise compost, we need all the help we can get.’”
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