DuPage County Correctional Facility Horticultural Program. In conjunction with the College of DuPage and JUST DuPage instructors. Connie Kollmeyer, a COD horticulture instructor who works hand and hand with inmates, was our speaker.
The program is offered in the DuPage County Correctional Facility’s Hope’s Garden. All the produce that is cultivated by the inmates will be donated to area food pantries. Non-violent inmates have enrolled in what’s called the Sustainable Urban Vegetable and Herb production course. the program will allow the students to learn a "life skill" as well as give them college credits "that they can build upon when they are released and provide food for the community.