SC Transitional Housing Gardening Project

Transitional-housing-frontPhoto and goal statement from the SC NH Transitional Housing website:

“The primary goal of the Transitional Housing Program is to provide a seamless transition (for those who are deemed appropriate) from discharge at the Strafford County House of Corrections to the Transitional Housing Program. Participants will be monitored and supported through case management, court intervention and community supports, thus increasing the participants support toward re-entry, leading to a decreased rate of recidivism and relapse. Specialized Transitional Housing is therapeutic and can reinforce positive behavior and also admonish negative behavior through role modeling, counseling and support and increased supervision. “

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With the clients that live in the transitional home, we’re planning to create vegetable gardens in raised beds that are adjacent to the transitional living area.

We will educate and assist participants in maintaining the garden through the growing season.

Some gardening topics will include soil preparation, effective planting, plant pathogens, caring for the gardens, harvesting and preparing the garden for winter.

Additional MG volunteer assistance is needed on this project. Please consult the membership list and contact Kerry directly or contact us through the email listed above.

Submitted by:  Kerry R., MG since 2014

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Strafford County Master Gardener Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, fifty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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