Our biggest success so far has been that our program has been identified as a pre-apprenticeship program for the RI Nursery & Landscape Association's Apprenticeship program. This has opened up incredible opportunities for our graduates.
What challenges did or does your project face?
This spring we faced some weather-related challenges as well as closings due to lock-down status of the facility for various reasons.
How are you working to overcome them?
We stay flexible always. It's essential for working in a prison setting.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
That the new strawberries we planted last year and harvested for the first time this year were big and beautiful but the smaller older plants were much sweeter! (I know it could be the variety we chose, but just saying...)