Corn grown from human waste will live on long after being harvested.
It was mowed for the winter season by the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation today, Dana Hilfinger, InFACT program coordinator, said.
Samples of the corn were sent to the horticulture and crop science department for genetic testing and to the Department of Anthropology for educational purposes.
InFACT planted a winter rye that will provide structure to the soil and prevent erosion after mowing and mulching the corn.
“By mulching [the corn] and laying them down, it will provide for the next year’s crop in terms of nutrients in the soil,” Hilfinger said.
A sculpture outside 18th Avenue Library featured the corn in its design this year.