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Prison Gardens: Food for Body and Soul

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Prison Gardens: Food for Body and Soul

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

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Prison Gardens: Food for Body and Soul

"Prison vegetable gardens, where inmates plant and harvest fresh produce to feed the larger prison population, are on the rise in correctional facilities from New York to Oregon. In addition to being a cost-effective food source, the gardens are seen as a way to save money on healthcare for prisoners struggling with diabetes, hypertension, and other ailments. But the gardening itself provides opportunities for personal growth, as inmates learn how to plant, raise, and harvest crops." { read more }

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