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PlymouTh County Farm COmbats Hunger


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Emily Clark
June 21, 2016

  

Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department oversees the Inmate Horticultural Program, giving those serving time in minimal security for less serious charges an opportunity to learn to farm.
“We know they’re not going to leave here and necessarily become farmers,” Sheriff’s Department Capt. Dan Callahan explained. “It’s teaching them a work ethic. You really have to work out here.”
The Plymouth County Farm is 90-acres strong, Callahan added, and inmates farm fruits and vegetables, including pumpkins and corn stocks in the fall, for sale at the greenhouse, which is currently overflowing with flowers and plants for sale. READ MORE