Jail Garden



JAIL
GARDEN

In 2010, the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office initiated a garden where we grow and use the produce to feed the inmates here at the Charlevoix County Jail.  The Sheriff’s Office invested $500.00 towards buying and planting starter plants such as potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, peppers, beans, and cabbage. The vegetables that weren’t used immediately were prepared and frozen to be used at a later time.  

The garden is maintained by the Jail Trusties/Inmates who weed, water, and tend to the plants daily. 


HEALTH BENEFITS & SAVINGS
The Charlevoix County Jail garden saved the County approximately $26,099.00 overall and provided 13,851 lbs. of fresh and healthy food for our inmates in 2015.

AERIAL VIEW OF THE JAIL GARDEN
Aerial View of Jail Garden