SBWCC sagebrush team perseveres during challenging season

five women stand in front of sagebrush seedlings
By Elizabeth Glatte, Elaine Cody and Rio Anderson -- South Boise Women’s Correctional Center

Motto: The smallest task, can make the biggest difference… One Sagebrush at a time.

This Sagebrush Season has been a bit of a rollercoaster with ups, downs and not quite knowing what is around the next corner. 

We started out strong in April with a 97% overall germination rate. Then, Covid-19 hit and effected the operations. Our plants went from having 60 plus hours of care to less than 2 hours! 

There were several days our plants missed being watered because of the limited access to the area due to restrictions at the time. 

Now that there has been some relief to some of the restriction, we have been able to nurse many of the pants back to good health. 

Although we are managing a 75% overall germination rate, we understand that patience is power and through dedicated teamwork the end result will be work the sacrifice. 

Through this our mission is to remain am-bush-ious! 

While there are limitations, we are grateful that the Sagebrush project has brought us together as a team and will continue to strive for excellence!”

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Story published: 09/10/2020
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