An increasing number of people are looking for a “connection to the land” and one method that doesn’t require a lot of territory or money is gaining popularity. Residents in Arizona are experimenting with growing mushrooms in controlled environments.
UA professor and plant pathologist Martha C. Hawes, PhD is preparing a legacy for all of Pima County: She and her late husband Hans VanEtten, are donating their residence and 65-acre parcel of land to expand Tucson Mountain Park.
Sustainability, locally sourced, farm to fork, water harvesting… all of these are coming together in some “typical backyards” where a growing number of people are turning residential lots into productive mini-farms.
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