Read about Hungry Mother Organics

Story by Kat Kerlin, Prisoners and veterans turn farmers at Hungry Mother Organics. Bob Trotta is sweating in the late afternoon sun. Greenhouses and rows of strawberries, squash, eggplant and basil surround him, while hundreds of free-range chickens seek shade in their coop. Trotta is an odds-and-ends man on this five-acre organic farm. He helps schedule the harvest, water the plants, transplant seedlings, load the truck for market—whatever needs to be done. But his workplace is a unique one: the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City. He’s been in prison for four years and is up for parole in August 2011. Read more…

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