This piece is on the role of urban agriculture in what is variously called anti-recidivism programs or restorative justice programs depending on the nature of the group providing the service.
The point to it is that there are ways to help offenders and ex-offenders (and even those in personal prisons created by bad decisions but not necessarily incarcerated, or prisons of troubling situations that are no fault of their own, at-risk populations, single parents, and others) to rehabilitate and get set on a better path through growing food, farming, and related fields.
A lot of these programs are especially successful in urban agriculture settings. More on this when my essay comes out.
— Lindsay Curren, 31 Days of Urban Agriculture