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By Lisa Speckhard
The Capital Times 

Horticulture program brings inmates, community together


OREGON, Wis. (AP) — Jason Garlynd walked through a quarter-acre vegetable garden on a 90-degree day last week, pointing out varieties of lettuce and expressing hopes for the recovery of a strawberry crop after a turkey attack. He chatted with workers sitting on overturned buckets to pull weeds.

Garlynd called out to one, asking how long he had been there. Two years?

The worker leaned on his hoe.

"Second and some change," he said lazily.

The only thing keeping a visitor from mistaking the scene from a typical south-central Wisconsin farm was an imposing fence nearby, The Capital Times (htt...

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