A man in Shandong has raised eyebrows for his somewhat unconventional rooftop garden, which consists of vegetables potted in old toilets and fertilized with human feces.
The very eco-friendly scene was spotted recently on the rooftop of building No. 21 of the Central Residence District in Heze city.
According to NetEase, the man has made use of dozens of discarded toilets to grow various types of vegetables. He even raised some ducks in a shed that he made out of old sofas.
Residents of the building said the owner of the garden usually uses feces straight from his own toilet as fertilizer, and the smell has become unbearable for neighbors as the weather has heated up.
In response to complaints, building maintenance employees said the rooftop is a public space, but they’ve had problems communicating with the garden tender, who reportedly lives with mental illness.
One of the residents clarified that the gardener was his mentally-disabled younger brother, and said he was willing to clean up any mess on the rooftop.
By Joyce Ng
[Images via NetEase]