April Showers, April Flowers


If we didn’t pick the daffodils today they would have been gone by next week.  So in the rain we picked hundreds of gloriously fragrant, wet and mud splashed flowers.


We then got a bucket and rinsed them all and the men made about 25 bouquets to give away tonight to visitors to the Pre Release Center.


Every autumn we plant more of these beauties and this spring we started receiving spent bulbs from Trader Joe’s, which means even more of a harvest this time next year!  This part of the curriculum teaches the men about bulbs and how they grow and return year after year and how one must “wait” for them.  It teaches them about harvesting and preparing them for “market” as well.


The energy in the room as we bundle them is really impressive too, prepping “to give” is a palpable feeling.