Tower Gardens were the answer to many issues at the Volusia County Jail. It gave inmates the ability to learn a new skill for life after jail, provide healthy food and relieve stress. Lieutenant Kastner explains why they opted for Tower Garden.
- Why Tower Garden?
As a Division we decided to go with the Tower Gardens as it was one of many ways to inspire our inmate population to grow their own food and live a healthier lifestyle. One of the main reasons for selecting the Tower Garden was the rapid growth. Our inmates who are generally not in custody for a long time, can see a full growth cycle while they are here. The Tower garden Systems are easy to install and maintain. All of the guess work is removed so the novice can be a very successful farmer.
- What are the Tower Gardens used for?
The inmates while in custody. We have seen them get excited and educated on how food is grown. The garden has been a major source for relieving stress in our garden workers, which is currently our female population.
- How many Tower Gardens do you have and what do you grow in them?
We currently have 50 Tower Gardens in production of lettuce. In the past we have grown a large variety of vegetables and herbs. All have been very successful.
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