From seed to salad: Providing purpose for Okanagan inmates

A man stoops over a row of plants with his hands folded behind his back, closely examining the colour of the leaves and the moisture of the soil.

Around him are hundreds of plants of varying species, each requiring their own care and consideration. To him, they are his children—he has been tasked with caring for them.

Nearby, several other men are busy pruning stalks and preparing for spring growth. Soon, their brightly-lit greenhouse will be shaded by a jungle of plants, which will grow out of reach.

Despite wearing the same uniform, these men aren’t scientists or certified horticulturalists. They’re inmates.

Full story here. (Phil McLachlan/Penticton Western News)


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