Innovative program teaches Bay Area jail inmates farming skills

1024x1024 (1).jpg, September 15, 2015
Kale Williams

In a first-of-its-kind program being offered inside the walls of a California jail, inmates at the San Francisco County Jail are being offered coursework in Aquaponics - an intensive farming method combining raising fish and crops in a closed system.  This program, offered in collaboration with the Five Keys Charter School, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, the urban agriculture nonprofit Ourfoods and Hunters Point Family, will provide inmates with job skills in an up and coming career field when they are released.

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