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Winners of the

Hygiene Awards!

As Seen in Ho Magazine August 2000

The Florida Family Gathering February 19, 2000

1st Place: Granola Funk

2nd Place: We Will Cook Anything You Bring Cafe

3rd Place: Aztec Tea

4th Place: Shanghai Tea House

5th Place: Lalaland

Fifteen excellent Kitchens competed for the coveted Turkey Feather Hygiene Award.

It was very difficult to choose because all of the Latrines that we inspected were clean and decent facilities.

Here is an example of a Latrine for the Sick at the National Gathering in Pennsylvania 1999. Latrines made with a post hole digger and a bucket with a lid are very clean, comfortable, smell great and are very good for older peole with bad knees. Sometimes toilet lids can be obtained from an Army Surplus or K-Mart store for less than $5.00.

So what did the winners do?

Granola Funk had two Latrines very well marked, extremely clean and toilet seats.

We also appreciated latrines that had:



Sprinkle hand wash bottles

Lots of privacy.

Reading Materials.

Modesty blinds.

Shelter from the rain.

Some kind of structure to sit on.

Evidence of a previous Latrine that was filled in properly.

Mama Kaboom's Latrine had a shelter that also served as a modesty blind. Not seen in the picture is a hanging hand wash bleach water spray bottle and towels. T.P. can be seen in a coffee can.

Shanghai Tea House had an excellent recycle center.

Survivor got the coveted camouflage apron as a special Judges award for overall excellence.

Tips on Winning

You could have gone over the top to win if you had the following items:

Only two Latrines had lime in a can.

No one had women supplies available.

No one had a warning system.

No one had a diaper pail.

Only one Latrine had a trash bag.


Harrison and 2 Hawks putting in a Ladies Latrine.


Each Kitchen received the cast iron skillet or oven of their choice, a ribbon, and the coveted Gold Toilet Bowl that will survive the ashes of the multi-national drug corporations.


The Ten Commandments of a Good Latrine.

1. Hand Wash Available.

2. Toilet Paper in a Waterproof Container.

3. Lime available to put on the payload.

4. Diaper Pail with a lid.

5. Feminine Products Available in a Water Proof Container.

6. Some type of "In Use" Warning System.

7. Modesty Blinds or Tarps.

8. Trench is clean and appropriate.

9. The Site is well Maintained.

10. Is it Easy to Find?

 Please share a moment of silence for all the trees that were used in the T.P. in this project.

This Latrine is an excellent example: Toilet with lid, bleach hand wash, t.p., lime, and ladies supplies (tampax).

The hole is dug with a post hole digger.

Dennis and Brian on a back door water run.

A canoe in toe with gallons of fresh water.

We Love You Kiddie Village!

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1. Latrines will be judged throughout the Gathering and the Judges will make a final decision the last Saturday of a Gathering. Prizes will be awarded at the sunset heartfire.

2. Prizes will go to the Kitchen or Individual that did the work.

3. Prizes will be on display at the Main Gate.





Name of Kitchen ___________________________________

Draw a map to the latrine on the back of this form.


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