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Gardening for Good | Lee College Horticulture Program

By: Jennifer HowellJennifer Howell
Learn more about the Lee College Horticulture program at the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice.

Gardening for Good

Lee College Horticulture Program, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice

What does this organization do?

The Lee College Horticulture program teaches inmates at the Texas Correctional Facility horticultural skills that benefit them beyond the prison walls. Students take classes and work together on projects, including growing herbs for use in the prison system and designing themed landscape projects that are photographed to compete nationally against other college horticulture programs.

While maintaining their own gardens, students are challenged to be independent and responsible and learn techniques of a trade with the goal of reducing recidivism.

How can you help?

The program welcomes donations of any horticulture-related supplies or funds to purchase them. If you’d like to help, contact James “Scooter” Langley at jlangley@Lee.edu for more information.

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Published: Dec. 13, 2022
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