Volunteers at the University of Arizona have begun harvesting mesquite beans from trees on campus. After being frozen, then dried, the beans will be milled into flour for use at the Arizona Student Unions. This year the goal is to harvest enough mesquite beans for flour to bake products on campus for several months rather than days.
This is part of UA’s sustainability mission to green the UA campus including a range of strategies from energy and water conservation to harvesting food on campus.
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