From Campus Waste to Gourmet Treat

Building on the success of a test crop of gourmet mushrooms grown in 2013, UA students and researchers are partnering with Tucson Village Farm and the UA Controlled Environment Agricultural Center to produce large quantities of mushrooms from discarded landscaping and consumer waste. Together, they are creating a simple production-recycling program at the UA that can easily be copied by anyone interested in converting this type of waste into tasty and nutritious fungi.

Guide Code: 
GEG50
Location Information: 

Marley 541E (Professor Office)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Plant Sciences, Campus Arboretum, Facilities Management 

Project Theme: 
Food Systems and Security
Urban Environment
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2013

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.