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US (HI): Farming program rooted at women’s prison changes lives

It’s harvest day in the hydroponic garden at the Women’s Community Correctional Center ― where the gardeners are inmates.

Lettuce is their bumper crop.

"I really wasn't skilled in this whole hydroponics," Kat Dukes said. "Now I can pretty much operate a whole hydroponics system."

The farm program is called Learning to Grow. It’s run in partnership with the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle. The relationship started in 1999.

“We have so much fun. And the women enjoy it. Lots of them have told us that it has changed their outlook,” the Outdoor Circle’s Ann Latham said.

Read more at Hawaii News Now (Jim Mendoza)


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