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These Guys Went To Jail And Learned How To Feed A Community

Omaat .org

“He who plants a garden believes in the future.” (Author Unknown)

Last week, thousands of people filed into the Philadelphia Convention Center for the city’s annual flower show—the largest and oldest in the country. The event, hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, gives us all a chance to marvel at the spectacular beauty created when man plants a garden.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has planted roots in this city, though, that extend far beyond the weeklong visual..

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  • Liz Zish

    I love anything that stressed rehabilitation and integration, especially since our justice system wrongfully imprisons a lot of nonviolent offenders.

  • ewmarsto

    The quote is so beautiful and so fitting, "he who plants a garden believes in the future." What other community deserves that inspiration more than people trying to rehabilitate and contribute to bettering society?

  • Omaat .org

    Such a fascinating organization to report on-- seriously, how often does a program come along that tackles such a wide range of problems, and produces real results for everyone involved? Ex-con reintegration and employment, reduced crime and recidivism rates, combatting local hunger, beautifying the community, creating green jobs, saving the city money... these guys seem to do it all.