GrowingChange salvages places and people that have been abandoned by converting a defunct prison site into a sustainable farm and education center. This is done by repurposing a decaying Brownfields site into an expansive, year-round farm and education center. Young people on the edge of the criminal justice system will be redirected toward an engagement that gives them life skills and job training while providing clinical support therapy. The existing watershed of the scenic Lumber River that has been compromised from years of neglect will be restored. Returning veterans at a loss for job opportunities will take on leadership roles and help guide the program’s youth while learning sustainable farming techniques while working toward a university degree in environmental science and sustainable agriculture.
- Growing Change