October 8, 2020
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Calvin Ball will visit the Howard County Detention Center’s native plant sale on Friday, October 9th at 1:30 p.m. The native plant sale is part of Howard EcoWorks Seeds of Change program, providing education and vocational training to detention center inmates to grow and maintain a native plant nursery.
"The innovative Seeds of Change program provides an inmate education program and vocational training to improve future job prospects and is one of many diverse enrichment activities we provide to meet our goal of reduced recidivism,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. "Thanks to Howard EcoWorks and their collaboration, this annual native plant sale provides residents an incredible opportunity to support Seeds of Change and move Howard County towards a cleaner and more sustainable environment."
WHAT: Seeds of Change Native Plant Sale
WHEN: Friday, October 9th, 1:30 PM
WHERE: Department of Corrections, 7301 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, MD (garden outside of the Detention Center – see attached map)
WHO: Calvin Ball, County Executive
Jack Kavanagh, Director, Department of Corrections
Lori Lilly, Executive Director, Howard EcoWorks