Jeremy Farmer, left, and and Ace Hickey push a load of watermelons from the fields at Leavenworth Federal prison that volunteers working with the Therapy and Mentoring Horticulture Program delivered to Just Foods. Around 500 pounds of produce were delivered to the food warehouse in Lawrence on Thursday, August 25, 2011.
A view of a portion of the 17-acre garden project at the Leavenworth Federal Prison. The project offers inmates a chance to earn a horticulture certificate and also provides thousands of pounds of fresh produce to local food banks.
Leavenworth Federal Prison uses large containers throughout the facility to collect rainwater, which is used to irrigate garden plots in its Therapy and Mentoring Horticulture Program.
Inmates at Leavenworth Federal Prison work in the garden area that is part of its Therapy and Mentoring Horticulture Program.
Red worms create a nutrient-rich liquid called "black gold" in a vermiculture area. It will be used on crops as fertilizer at Leavenworth Federal Prison's Therapy and Mentoring Horticulture Program.
Containers with compost and red worms sit in an air conditioned vermiculture room that produces a highly nutrient fertilizer used for crops produced at the Leavenworth Federal Prison's Therapy and Mentoring Horticulture Program.