Healing and redemption in the garden


Victoria is known as the Garden City. For these hard-working folks gardening is more than just weeding and harvesting.

At this garden, the guy picking beans might be working across from his former probation officer and the judge that sentenced him to jail. Everyone is equal when their hands are in the soil at Seven Oaks community garden. Chris Lepage, 31, picks chard with quiet concentration, separating out the best leaves for sale. Many of his co-workers have been “sentenced” to Seven Oaks as court-ordered community service. Lepage volunteers his time to build work experience.

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Source: Victoria News

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