Expanded horticulture program allows inmates to blossom

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Davidson County jail is expanding its horticulture program thanks to a big donation.

The sheriff's office wants the program to be about teaching inmates life lessons and skills they can use once they've been released. They also hope to change public perception of what's happening behind the jail's walls.

"It's not just bad smells and bars, we also have flowers and plants," said Jason Weber, the Horticulture Program Councilor for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

The jail is rooted with programs aimed at helping inmates grow, like teaching these skills in horticulture.

"They will come out. They will help plant, cultivate, harvest the food and then they will get a certificate with UT Exchange," said Weber.