Calhoun County Jail Inmates Garden in Season

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

A garden that is grown and maintained by Calhoun County jail inmates is now in season. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says inmates are doing a great job of growing vegetables that will be served in the jail. Chief Deputy Matthew Wade says Calhoun County's jail gets most of its vegetables from the garden. He says the garden has been in new location for two years now but have had the program for 15. He adds that he has heard stories of past inmates who have worked the garden who are now free and have their own. He says the goal is to change lives and save the County some money. Wade says a generous donor gave 200 tomato plants. He says the garden will be harvested in July, and hopefully, the program will expand and one day the inmates will learn to can and preserve. He says maybe they will add cows and hogs in the future.

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