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Gardening for Mental Health: Women’s Prison Garden Update

In May, I posted a blog regarding the benefits of gardening for our mental well-being. Nurturing plants and being in the natural world provides many people with peace and a sense of well-being. My landscaping team and I have been constructing and assisting in the design of a garden at Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California, the largest women’s prison in the world. As I mentioned in my previous blog (link), the garden is being funded by the group “Chapel of Grace”, who work hard to positively impact women who have had difficult lives, made mistakes and are now imprisoned and often hopeless. The garden is designed to be a sacred space for reflection, prayer and perhaps fundamental change for these women. The project has now been completed and is available for use by women in the Valley State Prison. On May 17th, nearly 500 inmates and...

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Plants are Bigger and Greener

I used this product on 1/2 of our vegetable garden. Even though there are few plants in the garden, there is a noticeable difference in the 2 areas. The plants that received the product are greener and bigger than those in the untreated area. I completed the application on March 29 and already see an improvement in the plants and soil. I cannot wait to see what happens this summer. Thanks for the product.
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