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Official Hopes Mushrooms Have Magical Effect At Landfill


Last updated 6/28/2019 at 3:40pm

Fungi are taking over the Transylvania County Landfill, or, at least, Solid Waste Director Kenn Webb hopes so.

Webb, with the help of mycologist Leif Olson of Integrated Land Enhancement, has been developing a plan for the last year to address a few recurring land management problems at the landfill using fungi.

To help decrease slope soil erosion, fix poor soil quality and find a beneficial use for excess wood waste, Webb and Olson are conducting an experiment at the property to see if they can use mycelium (the root system of mushrooms) as a solution.

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