A Research-Dining Services Bean-anza

Largesse of Leftover Legumes Grown in Soil Experiment Feeds Campus

Image Credit: Dana Rushovich

November 13, 2019 Maryland Today

Usually, the end of an experiment leaves a scientist with reams of data and other less useful stuff, from metal shavings to test tubes of expired protozoa.

But Dana Rushovich M.S. ’20 knew that the conclusion of soil tests for her master’s degree research in environmental science and technology meant she’d have a pile of perfectly good food—as it turned out, 400 pounds of black beans. 

Now, in the first known partnership of its kind, Dining Services has served the food grown in a student-led project in dining halls, and is extending the effort at the campus Farmers Market.

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