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County Executive Calvin Ball visits Howard Co. detention center native plant sale

Posted at 3:51 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 17:56:07-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — On Friday, County Executive Calvin Ball visited the Howard County Detention Center’s native plant sale.

The native plant sale is part of Howard EcoWorks Seeds of Change Program, which provides education and vocational training to detention center inmates by allowing them to grow and maintain a native plant nursery.

"The innovative Seeds of Change program provides an inmate education program and vocational training to improve future job prospects and is one of many diverse enrichment activities we provide to meet our goal of reduced recidivism,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. "Thanks to Howard EcoWorks and their collaboration, this annual native plant sale provides residents an incredible opportunity to support Seeds of Change and move Howard County towards a cleaner and more sustainable environment."