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Food farming, and our justice system: Horticulture programs in correctional settings.

MacCready, Stacy D.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) Dissertation. Degree Doctor of Public Administration.College of Business and Public Management.University of La Verne.

The research revealed horticulture-related programs have a perceived positive
impact and foster qualities indicative of leadership, responsibility, accountability,
compassion, and resilience. The programs also serve a dual purpose by providing
program participants rehabilitative activities in conjunction with a restorative justice
component. For example, inmates have grown seedlings that were later transplanted to
community gardens and raised plants that were sold to the public, donated to schools, and
used by cities. The program participants learned to grow produce that was sold at
farmers markets and donated back to their own communities. (Excerpt)


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