Expanded horticulture program allows inmates to blossom

 The Davidson County jail is expanding its horticulture program thanks to a big donation.

The sheriff's office wants the program to be about teaching inmates life lessons and skills they can use once they've been released. They also hope to change public perception of what's happening behind the jail's walls.

"It's not just bad smells and bars, we also have flowers and plants," said Jason Weber, the Horticulture Program Councilor for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

"They will come out. They will help plant, cultivate, harvest the food and then they will get a certificate with UT Exchange," said Weber. But with the help of a new greenhouse, donated by Middle Tennessee Ford, more food will be going to help Second Harvest in the future.

"The greenhouse is really going to help us start early," said Paul Mulloy, Director of Programs for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. He said they'll be able to grow all year long now.

Read the complete article at www.newschannel5.com.

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