ALBANY, N.Y.—The Albany County Sheriff’s office teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Master Gardener, Phyllis Rosenblum to plant a vegetable garden at the Albany County Correctional Facility.
Ten garden beds were constructed by maintenance staff and inmates.
The inmates chosen to work on the project will weed garden beds, water, and tend to the plants.
When the vegetables mature, they will be donated to local food pantries to feed needy families in the community.
The garden consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, squash, cabbage, and eggplant.
If all goes well with the program this year, it will be expanded next year.
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