Mich. county jail gets state grant to expand garden program

The grant money will not only allow the acreage of the garden to expand, but it also allows for the publishing of a book highlighting the program’s success


By Mark Bullion
WJRT

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Mich. — Close to $125,000 in the form of a grant has been awarded to the Shiawassee County Jail garden program through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

“Right now we’re at about 2-3 acres -- we will be at a minimum of 5 acres so we’ll be more than doubling our population,” said Shiawassee County Commissioner Dan McMaster.

And that’s a good thing. The grant money will not only allow the acreage of the garden to expand, but it also allows for the publishing of a book highlighting the program’s success to all 83 Michigan county sheriffs.

Full story: Shiawassee County Jail garden program awarded state grant to expand operations, publish book

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