RECAP garden to hold annual open house

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Frank Schultz
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

JANESVILLE -- The public is invited to the annual open house of a Rock County Jail rehabilitation program Wednesday, Aug. 23.

The RECAP Garden event is set for 4 to 7 p.m. at the garden, located east of the jail, 200 E. Highway 14, Janesville.

Inmates will give garden tours. Refreshments will be served. Produce from the garden will be for sale.

Proceeds from the sales will go directly to operational costs and future projects in the garden.

RECAP stands for Rock County Education and Criminal Addiction Program. Program inmates have been running a garden for nearly 20 years and in the process have provided educational services to the community and produce to local food pantries and organizations, according to a news release.

Inmates put in 2,412 hours tending to the garden this year, according to the release.

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