Working in a garden reduces crime, increases access to nutritious food, and creates healthier communities.
The Garden Project at the San Francisco County Jail is an extremely effective crime-prevention program. Prisoners who work in the garden are statistically less likely to return to prison. On average, more than 50% of prisoners re-offend. That number drops to 25% of prisoners re-offending if they have worked in the Prison Garden Program.
Statistically speaking, gardens provide great results
Re-arrest rate for garden-based treatment
Re-arrest rate without any intervention or therapy
Re-arrest rate for drug abuse treatment
There is a relationship between a healthy diet and reducing the long term effects of lead poisoning.
Simply by adding garden grown herbs to the diet help children recover from lead posioning. Clinical studies completed recently proved that heavy metal chelation [using cilantro and chlorella] can naturally remove an average of 87% of lead, 91% of mercury, and 74% of aluminum from the body within 42 days.
A nutritional deficiency of vitamin C has been shown to impact lead levels in the body too. According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, participants with high levels of vitamin C had significantly less lead in their bloodstream than individuals with low levels of vitamin C.
In particular, the results of the study showed that children with higher levels of vitamin C were 89 percent less likely to have elevated blood lead levels in comparison to children with low levels of vitamin C. Similar results held true with respect to adults. Sources of vitamin C include fruits like oranges, grapefruit, fruit juices and berries.
A nutritional deficiency of vitamin C has been shown to impact lead levels and by growing food with communities we can increase peoples consumption for important vitamins. Increasing nutrition decreases crime and helps grow healthy communities