One inmate told me she had not eaten a fresh carrot or tomato in 12 years. I was shocked, angered, and flabbergasted. The grounds on her prison are vast. I wondered why on Earth the prison did not take advantage of all the inmate labor and grow their own vegetables and plant an orchard? This would be more nutritious and save alot of money. It would also get women involved in nurturing plants and
The picture's used Osage Orange plants for the hedgerow. I decided to use Rose of Sharon. Any type of plant tree/shrub that gives off "suckers" may be used. I settled on Rose of Sharon because the back of my property was already lined by them and they are advancing with new plants every year, they are tough, and require little care once established, they are very fast growing. They are also "free". And the blooms are heavenly. My neighbor is delighted by the idea. Win/win.