NICI inmates learn horticulture and greenhouse management

3 inmates work in greenhouse
Photos by Barry Kough, Lewiston Morning Tribune
By Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Morning Tribune

COTTONWOOD — Community gardens in the area will get a jump-start on the growing season this year, thanks to a program at North Idaho Correctional Institution here that trains inmates in horticulture and greenhouse management.

The program, now in its fifth year, is certified through Lewis-Clark State College and provides inmates an eight-to 10-week course in which they learn to nurture seeds, manage a greenhouse environment and prepare seedling plants for distribution — free of charge — to community gardens and other nonprofit organizations.


Story published: 04/01/2019
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