Henry County SWCD Partners with Henry County Sheriff's Dept to build High Tunnel

The Henry County SWCD partnered with the Henry County Sheriff's Dept to build a high tunnel at the Sheriff's Dept for the Inmate Garden Program in April 2019.  The 30' X 72' high tunnel allows the garden crew to have a controlled environment in which to grow produce not only for the inmates but also for the community.  “Next year we can start our garden in January or February, and hopefully next year we can have produce quicker and longer,” Monte Belew, HC Sheriff, said.  In 2021, The SWCD awarded a grant to the Sheriff's Dept for supplies and equipment for the Inmate Garden Program.  This grant helped them to purchase vacuum sealers and freezers to store the produce that is grown each year.