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Your Living Lab and Learning Center

From water harvesting to lush food forests, the Living Lab is your community educational resource for regenerative desert living.

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore sustainability practices in action through our interactive exhibits and demonstrations in the heart of Tucson. As the headquarters of WMG, the Living Lab also houses our staff working on programs that span Tucson, Mexico, and the Southwest. We are proud to “walk the talk” each day as the 2016 winner of Arizona's Greenest Workplace challenge. Come join us in drinking our rainwater, using the composting toilets, harvesting fresh snacks from the food forest, enjoying native gardens, and biking or busing to the Living Lab.

Ready to get involved? Sign up for a class or tour; check out our special offerings like the Docent program, Sleeping Frog Farm CSA, and yoga classes; and consider making a gift to our fundraising campaign to expand our programs! 

Living Lab & Learning Center News

Beautiful bounty of local, organic produce from Sleeping Frog Farms.
You're invited to join us in supporting local farmers and fresh, tasty food through a CSA partnership with Sleeping Frog Farms.  Sleeping Frog Farms CSA quick facts Season: 3 months (year-round)Share cost: $300 (cash or check)Weekly share size: 7 itemsPick up: Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Living LabDeadline: June 21, 2017 (For July-September season, starts 7/5/17) Participating in...
You are invited to join us for our newest series of classes in Tucson—Living Lab Field Studies—and experience WMG's Living Lab as your living laboratory. You'll learn sustainable desert living skills in a fun, hands-on experience, with access to working systems to improve soil health, care for your urban forest, grow a cornucopia of tasty Sonoran foods, and more. Catlow Shipek will be kicking off this series on September 6, 2016 with a class on healthy soils. We’ll explore hydrology, soil...
You are invited to join us for our newest series of classes in Tucson—Living Lab Field Studies—and experience WMG's Living Lab as your living laboratory. You'll learn sustainable desert living skills in a fun, hands-on experience, with access to working systems to improve soil health, care for your urban forest, grow a cornucopia of tasty Sonoran foods, and more. Catlow Shipek will be kicking off this series on February 6, 2016 with a class on healthy soils. We’ll explore hydrology, soil...
The beautiful west plaza at WMG's Living Lab is the perfect setting for our outdoor community YogaFlow classes.
Join us for a weekly sunset yoga hour, every Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the Living Lab. Our YogaFlow class leads you through 60 minutes of faster-paced, flow-style, vinyasa yoga. The class is open to anyone looking to reinvigorate your evening and renew your mind with our outdoor yoga hour. Join us on the Living Lab plaza and rejuvenate your flow. Leah Bolton and Connie Miller Lew, RYT-200 Certified Instructors from Session Yoga will teach the class. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. and class will...
WMG's Living Lab & Learning Center features lush landscapes of native trees and plants.
Come see what's new at the Living Lab! You're invited to join us for a free tour—on the second Saturday each month—at our Living Lab & Learning Center in central Tucson. Upcoming tours Visit our Classes & Tours page for more detailed information and scheduled tours. WMG staff will guide you around the Living Lab highlighting active and passive rainwater-harvesting features, the benefits of composting toilets, food production in our food forest, and our solar power system in addition to...