Visiting RMC about Restoration Farms

On February 17th Eric, Ken Gustafson (President of Ashland Berry Farm), and Marcy Horwitz (our new grants coach) met with Dr. Gowen’s class at RMC to present Restoration Farms to the students. Restoration Farms teaches mechanical, administrative, and project management skills to inmates in a greenhouse based aquaponics facility. Last fall Dr. Gowen’s freshman class studied various fish and plant growing combinations to determine which would be optimal in a prison greenhouse. This semester 25 junior and senior students will be developing a project, and operations manual for Restoration Farms. Eventually we intend to build a Facility at Peumansend Creek Regional jail in Caroline County as well as one at The Ashland Berry Farm.