Smart Biology for Greenest Landscapes

The University of Arizona's Facilities Management Team began working with Merlin Organics to improve soil health and reduce water usage on campus with a pilot program which started in July 2011. Based on the early success of the Bear Down Pilot Program, the project is now being expanded to encompass the entire Mall area. The objective is to have all turf at the University under 100% organic management by the end of 2012 and to become the greenest campus in the U.S. 

Guide Code: 
GEG153
Location Information: 

UA Mall

Funding Source: 

Facilities Management

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Facilities Management, Merlin Organics, Rich Lab 

Project Theme: 
Public Health
Water
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2011

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