Growing More Than Vegetables in the Waldo County Garden Project

With a projected 2017 harvest of 100,000 pounds, Reentry Residents who work at the farm have lots to be proud of. Our Reentry Programs offer offenders who are serving the last months of their sentence a chance to learn interpersonal and employment skills, engage in community service, take personal enrichment classes and work within a transitional model of creating a life post-incarceration. In Belfast, at the Waldo County Jail, residents are offered the option of working in the Waldo County Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center (MCRRC) Garden Project. “People either love it or hate it,” said Commissioner William Shorey, founder…

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