Growing for Good
A social enterprise aiming to reduce re-offending rates among prisoners through training and employment in horticulture.
We want people to be done with prison for good.
Female reoffending rates are now higher than males following a custodial/prison sentence, 58.2% versus 47.4%.
Reoffending after custody is on the increase in females, whilst reoffending in males with similar sentencing seems to be declining.
Two years after conviction or prison term, 50% of female offenders receive out-of-work benefits or struggle to earn annual minimum wage.
Growing For Good raises beautiful, resilient plants of all shapes and sizes that make the indoors healthier, happier and more inviting. Our plants are grown in the greenhouses at East Sutton Park Prison and Young Offenders Institute, where the women enjoy the physical and mental health benefits associated with caring for plants, whilst working toward a horticultural qualification. Through this work, the women gain employable skills and confidence, preparing for a good job and a good life outside of prison.