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Farm to prison project advancing

This story was reported for Seaside Courier on May 19, 2014.Farm_to_prison_project_advancing_-_Seaside_Courier_News_-_2014-07-02_08.57.54.png

An Encinitas resident is overseeing a new effort to have inmates at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa grow their own food behind prison walls.

The Farm And Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) program being developed at the prison will enable up to 20 inmates to grow fruits and vegetables on three acres. The farm includes a large warehouse for a seed propagation area, classroom space, three large planter boxes and a raised planting bed for inmates using wheelchairs.

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