Lettuce Grow (program of Growing Gardens)

For 10 years Lettuce Grow  has  provided educational and gardening experiences to people who are incarcerated and leaving incarceration in the state of Oregon. Youth and adults, who are incarcerated, are one of the  least served populations in our society. For inmates who get only 1-2 hours a day outside, a break in a concrete yard without much if any greenery, the opportunity to put their hands in dirt, to smell the earth, to make things grow, to harvest food which they get to eat and share with the larger prison population can be transformative. They support workforce development in greenhouse management, sustainable gardening and culinary arts in support of setting inmates on a pathway to post-release work and successful reintegration into their communities.

Lettuce Grow Website