Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Prison Gardens a Growing Trend

Nelson Mandela may have started it all when he was in prison—"A garden is one of the few things in prison that one could control," he wrote in his autobiography. "Being a custodian of this patch of earth offered a small taste of freedom."

Prison Gardens a Growing Trend, Feeding Inmates on the Inside and Food Banks on the Outside : Planet Green

Right here in Jefferson County, we have an inmate rose garden that is accredited through the All American Rose Selection!  While it's not vegetables, it is something to be proud of.  It is  the only public rose garden in the United States to be planted at a jail and maintained by inmates. Gardening redeems us.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Public Rose Garden