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A Case Study: Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) Horticulture Programs

  • Joslyn TrivettEmail author
  • Kelli Bush
  • Carl Elliott
  • Jaal Mann
  • Rodney Pond
  • Ed Tharp
  • Julie Vanneste
  • Dan Pacholke
  • Carri Leroy
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Abstract

The Sustainability in Prisons Project is a partnership founded by the Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) and The Evergreen State College (Evergreen). Our mission is to bring science and nature into prisons. We conduct ecological research and conserve biodiversity by forging collaborations with scientists, inmates, prison staff, students, and community partners. Equally important, we help reduce the environmental, economic, and human costs of prisons by inspiring and informing sustainable practices (LeRoy et al. 2012).

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Food Bank Correction Staff Commercial Nursery Smoke Water Prairie Plant 
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Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful for the assistance and support from numerous administration and staff at the Washington State Department of Corrections. Specific thanks to Washington Corrections Center for Women and Stafford Creek Corrections Center for their input and inspiration for this piece. Graduate Research Assistants Evan Hayduk, Jaal Mann, Bri Morningred, Drissia Ras, Richard Johnson, Conrad Ely, and Allie Denzler have been instrumental in making the Conservation Nurseries an ongoing success. We would also like to thank our academic institutions—The Evergreen State College, Edmonds Community College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College—for support for our work and the Sustainability in Prisons Project in general. Funding for our research and the Conservation Nurseries is provided by the Department of Defense, Army Compatible Use Buffer Program, Center for Natural Lands Management, the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the WA Department of Natural Resources.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joslyn Trivett
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kelli Bush
    • 1
  • Carl Elliott
    • 1
  • Jaal Mann
    • 1
  • Rodney Pond
    • 2
  • Ed Tharp
    • 3
  • Julie Vanneste
    • 1
  • Dan Pacholke
    • 4
  • Carri Leroy
    • 5
  1. 1.Sustainability in Prisons ProjectOlympiaUSA
  2. 2.Edmonds Community College/Monroe Correctional ComplexLynnwood and MonroeUSA
  3. 3.Tacoma Community College/Washington Corrections Center for WomenTacoma and Gig HarborUSA
  4. 4.Sustainability in Prisons Project/Washington State Department of CorrectionsOlympiaUSA
  5. 5.Sustainability in Prisons Project/The Evergreen State CollegeOlympiaUSA

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