Public Safety

VIDEO: Planting for the Future

Qualified inmates in County jails are spending their time in custody wisely and productively, thanks to a job training program that started a couple years ago.

Things like irrigation, landscaping and organic farming are taught to inmates with the intention of helping the low-level, non-violent offenders obtain jobs once they’re released.

Another benefit to this program? County parks are getting more native plants in them, thanks to the efforts of Seeds for Hope.

Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.