We had a great growing year with many new students and a huge variety of crops grown. After a construction project in the yard last year which kept us in the classroom for much of the season, everyone was happy to be back in the garden this year.
What challenges did or does your project face?
The limitations and peculiarities of operating within the prison environment continues to be our biggest challenge.
How are you working to overcome them?
FLEXIBILITY! 🙂 And building relationships with officers and staff.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
We have stressed with our group that gardening is a life-long learning pursuit and every year's success is subject to weather, pests, chance. And how we define success is also important.