The Garden Project began in April 2022 with a team of 58 men preparing the ground, installing irrigation and germinating seeds. Our first harvest yielded over 400 summer squash - some were donated to a local shelter and others cooked up for the enjoyment of our gardeners. By the end of 2023, we had donated over 9,000 lbs of produce to local shelters, as well as providing healthy additions to the prison menu for the inmates.
We are currently seeking $6,000 in funding to install irrigation in Lot 2. Until that is made possible, the men are hand-watering the crops - a tedious task! If you have friends in the landscaping business, please let them know of our need and ask if they might like to help out.
The program has been so successful, the Administration has provided an additional acre lot for us to develop. They have also asked us to open up the participation in the project to the entire compound so men who are not in our program can work side by side with our guys (and who knows how God will use that interaction!)
The earth produced vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kind.... and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:12