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Memorial Tunnel in West Virginia will soon be used to grow mushrooms


There’s an effort to breathe new life into an old West Virginia Turnpike tunnel by using it to grow mushrooms.
“We’ve been fighting the cold, the heat, everything all year round, and this will alleviate a lot of that and help us grow and create more jobs so we’re very excited for this opportunity,” says George Patterson, the owner of Hernshaw Farms.
Hernshaw Farms has been growing mushrooms for a couple of years and has been looking to expand.
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