Yankton Minimum Center Garden

Inmates at the Yankton Minimum Center and Mike Durfee State Prison provide tons of fresh vegetables to community organizations in the Yankton and Springfield areas each year.

Inmates in the horticulture program at the Durfee State Prison start growing tomatoes and peppers, which are then transferred to a 150' x 350' garden at the Yankton facility. The rest of the vegetables are grown from seed at the Yankton facility.

The inmates tend, plant, weed and irrigate the garden.

The produce is then donated to community groups in the area such as the Yankton Senior Citizens Center, Yankton Area Adjustment Training Center, Yankton Banquet, Springfield Senior Citizens Center. Produce is also provided to the Human Services Center, Yankton County Jail, Yankton Minimum Center and Durfee State Prison.

Pumpkins grown in the garden are also distributed to third grade students in Yankton and the surrounding area each fall.

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Inmates tend to the YMU garden
Inmates tend to the Yankton garden
       An inmate tills the garden
Inmates tend to the Yankton Minimum Center garden.
An inmate picks peppers A view of the Yankton Garden pumpkin patch An inmate prepares produce for distribution
An inmate picks items from the garden. A view of the pumpkin patch. An inmate prepares produce for distribution.



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