For Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1 2016 – June 30, 2017), facilities reported more than 180 SPP programs, involving more than 150 partner organizations. The tables below provide an overview for each of Washington State’s 12 prisons.

Airway Height Corrections Center (AHCC)

Program Program Partners (Partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Roots of Success, environmental literacy course Roots of Success Graduated 13 classes so far.
Beekeeping Millers Homestead, West Plains Beekeepers Association New hives, new locations added. New Beekeeper Club for apprentice beekeepers at the prison. Developing Journeyman-level curriculum for use statewide, and queen bee rearing program.
Gardens: Main Second Harvest Food Bank, Master Gardeners, Cheney Outreach for Children, and Salvation Army 100,000 ft2 of gardens grew nearly 37,000 lbs of produce in 2016; all went to the prison kitchen; expanded greenhouse size in 2016
Gardens: Minimum Second Harvest Food Bank, Master Gardeners, and Gospel Mission 20,000 ft2 of gardens grew 4,140 lbs of produce in 2016
Diversity Garden Cultural groups grow food and flowers for their special events
Flower Gardens, pollinator forage and habitat Millers Homestead Ornamental and pollinator-friendly plantings throughout the main & minimum areas; large woody debris (log!) and shrubby habitat in pond area.
Horticulture Washington State University Multiple classes a year, excellent attendance and well received.
Waste sorting & recycling Waste Management On the job training and education provided to incarcerated technicians.
Worm farm: Main and Minimum Master Composters Master Composters provide education for technicians and program sponsors. Worm tea produced and used on site.
SPL: Quilting Blessings Under the Bridge Inmates repurposed 280 lbs of clothing and textiles (50% of the waste stream); created 32 quilts for donation; June celebration for program participants
Computers 4 Kids Office of the Superintendent of Public InstructionWA Department of Enterprise Services Donated 5,333 refurbished computers last year; incarcerated technicians learn basic computer diagnostics and can test for certification, plus office and shipping skills
Pawsitive dog training – prison program Diamonds in the Ruff and SpokAnimal Graduated 24 dogs last year, with 4 graduation ceremonies; Sister Quinn visited in May, 2016
Firewood donation SNAP Spokane Donated 550 cords of wood last year to low income families; DNR provides wildland fire trainings; prison staff provide firewood and chipper trainings.
Nature Imagery Nature in Prisons Inmates in maximum security area can watch nature videos.

 

Master of Environmental Studies graduate student Jeanne Dodds presented a science illustration focused on monarch butterfly conservation as part of her summer internship. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Beekeeping Olympia Beekeeping Association 4 classes of apprentice education and certification so far; wood shop building hives for new McNeil Island program
Western pond turtle care Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Woodland Park Zoo, and PAWS Have cared for 57 turtles since start of program; 26 environmental education sessions for technicians last year.
Woodpecker predation study  US Forest Service New program fall, 2017: reviewing video footage of nests to document activities and predators.
Vegetable gardens Centralia College, Rochester Organization of Families, Thurston County Food Bank, Littlerock Elementary School 40,000 sq. ft. of gardens, grew ~10,000 lbs of produce in 2016 for inmate kitchen; grew pumpkins for School District
Flower gardens Centralia College Ornamental and pollinator-friendly plantings throughout the campus.
Waste sorting & recycling
Large-scale composting
Training dogs for veterans Brigadoon Service Dogs Last year, 8 dogs trained to the needs of individual veterans; 2 graduation ceremonies
Horticulture & Aquaponics Centralia College ~60 horticulture students annually; planning redesign of aquaponics area.
Water use reduction and catchment Catchment capacity: 45,000 gallons

 

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Turtle program partners discuss plans and paperwork in the Western Pond Turtle Program at CCCC. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Roots of Success, environmental literacy course, & Redemption Roots of Success New staff sponsor, re-starting the program
Beekeeping North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association 2 hives, approximately 30,000-40,000 bees, 13 certified Apprentice beekeepers
Vegetable gardens 5850 ft2, nearly 1000 pounds of produce grown, ~150 lbs to culinary program and the rest to the inmate kitchen
Flower gardens Ornamental gardens, “worm tea” is only fertilizer
Waste sorting & recycling KNS Recycling ~218,600 lbs waste sent to recycling or composting last year
Dog training and adoption Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG!) 23 dogs and 17 Puppies graduated from the program last year
Cat program Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG!) New program in close custody
Water catchment 250 gallon water catchment inside the greenhouse
Cloth hand towels inmates have cloth hand towels to help reduce the use/cost of paper towels

 

The Roots of Success program at CRCC has thrived from the start, graduating 14 classes since the start in 2014. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Roots of Success, environmental literacy course Roots of Success 14 classes of graduates so far!
Sustainability Lecture Series Guest speakers Last year offered 7 lectures
Heritage Garden Inmates designs that honor the cultural and natural heritage of our local area, using native plants to minimize water use.
Beekeeping Mid Columbia Beekeepers Ass’n Certified 8 incarcerated beekeepers; 3 hives; 3 technicians
Gardens: Minimum 3,000 ft2 of gardens produced 1,200 lbs summer 2016
Pumpkin Patch Grew 200 pumpkins for visitors and community last year
Plant and Animal Habitat Bird boxes, owl box, and pollinator box in garden
Land restoration Restoring native vegetation outside the fence planted ~200 sagebrush plants
Ridge Dogs Benton Franklin Humane, Adam County Pet Rescue, Forgotten Dogs 213 dogs graduated from the program last year!
Kitten Program Benton Franklin Humane, Adam County Pet Rescue 20 kittens in the program last year
Toys for Tots Tri-Cities Toys for Tots Inmate-designed crafts donated to holiday event, 20 in 2016
Teddy bears from reclaimed materials Hospitals, API events held at CRCC, ARC of Tri-Cities, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Donated 100 teddy bears to partners and benefit events
Worm composting Grew 1000 worms to ~15,000; processed ~450 lbs of food waste and generated 150 lbs of worm castings.
Composting: Medium Produced 2.5 tons of compost last year
Waste sorting & recycling Sorted ~188 tons of recyclables last year (aluminum, cardboard, paper, plastic)

 

Cat handler Leon Fannon holds a cat at Larch Corrections Center, outside Vancouver, WA. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Larch Corrections Center (LCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Roots of Success, environmental literacy course Roots of Success Graduated 8 classes so far; only WA minimum security campus offering Roots regularly
Western pond turtles care Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Oregon Zoo, and PAWS Cared for 21 turtles so far; technicians attend releases every year
Beekeeping Bee Thinking and Clark County Beekeeping Association
Plantain, food source for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly rearing Oregon Zoo Several cat handlers support this program, maintaining and harvesting plants.
Large-scale composting  First WA prison to have large-scale composting; 28.64 tons of food composted in FY17.
Vegetable gardens No food grown or harvested in FY17; FY18 will hire hiring a Custodian 5 who will oversee Groundskeeping at the facility
Waste sorting & recycling New educational posters throughout the facility; new recycle bins for every tier in living units.
Waste reduction Spring of 2017 expanded recycling collection, adding staff areas & food service, new 40 yard recycle bin. First WA prison to eliminate trash can liners
Food waste reduction Spring 2017, new trainings for all food service workers to minimize waste; 79.09 tons of food waste was diverted for FY17
Wood craft donations  Jewelry and décor boxes donated as appreciation gifts or to non-profits.
House plants Only WA prison with house plants in inmate rooms
Larch Cat Adoption Program West Columbia Gorge Humane Society and Humane Society for Southwest WA Weekly classes and one-on-one training with handlers; 17 dogs and puppies adopted in FY17.
Bird feeders Feeders throughout the facility; rehome baby birds that fall from nests.

 

(Left to right) Jessica Stevens, Nicole Alexander, Cynthia Fetterly, and Alexis Coleman pose in front of their original artwork. Ms. Stevens and Ms. Christopher painted this banner to welcome Girl Scouts Beyond Bars to the butterfly lab for a day of activities, including a unique Taylor’s checkerspot merit badge designed by Ms. Alexander. Photo by Keegan Curry.

Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly program U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Oregon Zoo Thriving program! 2,700 caterpillars released February; produced 3,936 eggs for next year; 14 education sessions for technicians
Project FeederWatch  Cornell Lab of Ornithology Discontinuing the program while crows dominating the area
Beekeeping West Sound Beekeepers Association First hives summer ’17; 4 staff and 5 inmates certified as apprentices
Bird boxes 20 bird boxes
Conservation crews Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, Kitsap County Public Works, Great Peninsula Conservancy Last year: Trail work at Theler Center; 36,000+ plants for 3 restoration projects; planting new habitat for 4 more projects; mulched; flood control; noxious weed removal; certificates of appreciation from Kitsap County Public Works
Vegetable & flower gardens 5 gardens, 250 ft2 total; grew 1,450 pounds of produce for prison kitchen last year; every living unit has 2 beds of vegetables and 1 of flowers
Small-scale composting 4.7 tons solid waste composting last year
Waste sorting & recycling Nearly 30 tons to recycling last year
Water use reduction & catchment 30,000 gallons catchment in ponds; low water use per person, 65 gallons/inmate/day last year
Pawsitive Prison Project Kitsap Humane Society 222 cats in first 2 years of program!
House plants All living units have houseplants and numerous staff have plants in their officers

 

Partners in the world-class composting program at Monroe Correctional Complex discuss plans. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)

Area Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent Highlights
MCC-WSR Composting programs: Worm Farm, Black Soldier Flies, Bokashi Tilth Alliance, City of Monroe, Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center, Northwest Trek, Woodland Park Zoo Featured in State of the World 2017, Earth Ed publication; new partnership with Tilth Alliance to develop technician curriculum and composting certification; last year processed 84,354 lbs of food waste, 75% of food waste for WSR
MCC-WSR Composting programs: Worm Farm, Black Soldier Flies, Bokashi City of Monroe, Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center, Northwest Trek, Woodland Park Zoo Donate worm castings and grow flower starts for City; built and donated full-size worm bin for NW Trek; donate black soldier fly larvae to zoo as animal feed.
MCC-WSR Roots of Success Roots of Success Graduated 2 classes so far.
MCC-WSR SPL Bikes YMCA, Cocoon House, MCC family nights Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish Boys & Girls’ Club, Night Out Against Crime Last year refurbished and donated 191 Bikes
MCC-WSR SPL Wheelchair program Wheels for the World More than 600 wheelchairs sent to Guatamala and Thailand in 2017
MCC-WSR SPL Wood shop Scrap wood donated by Canyon Creek Cabinet Company; donate to Childrens Hospital, YWCA, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Women’s Shelter of Monroe Created and donated more than 340 toys
MCC-WSR Gardens Grew 1,100 lbs for inmate kitchen and donated 1,066; every living unit has garden space
MCC-SOU Gardens Several gardens
MCC-SOU Cat program Purrfect Pals
MCC-TRU Gardens Grew 850 lbs for inmate kitchen; every living unit has garden space; ~4000 ft2 of gardens
MCC-TRU Dog training and adoption Summit Assistance Dogs 14 dogs graduated this year, in 4 graduations
MCC-TRU Craft donation Community Aide Coalition (CAC) Donated 114 quilts and 1000 crocheted hats, stuffed animals and scarfs.
MCC House plants Grow plants for donation to hospital floor.
MCC Plant and animal habitat Washington State Reformatory has bird houses and hummingbird feeders
MCC Flower gardens, boxes, baskets  Flower gardens are grown to attract bees to pollinate the vegetables.
MCC Waste sorting & recycling Education provided to technicians: training and discussion of food sorting to support composting programs
MCC Water use reduction & catchment
MCC Waste Water Treatment Certification

 

Bee friendly plants bloom year round in the greenhouse at OCC. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Olympic Corrections Center (OCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Gardens Peninsula College 24,000 ft2 of gardens, 4,000 ft2 greenhouses; produced 900 lbs for inmate kitchen, 400 lbs for local food banks, and 300 lbs of pumpkins to visiting children
Horticulture Peninsula College 32 students gained certification last year; 50 enrolled now
Pollinator-friendly plantings
Waste sorting & recycling On the job training for incarcerated technicians.
Large-scale composting CBCC, Kalaloch Lodge On job training for equipment and safety; produced ~23 tons of compost last year used as soil amendment throughout OCC
Waste Water Treatment Since 2002 27 incarcerated technicians trained to Waste Water Treatment Operator 1 /2 level; many reported work in WWT following release
Water catchment Two 2,100 gal tanks; red faucets for rainwater watering
Wood shop Quileute High School scholarships, Cherish our Children, and Forks Lions Club, CASA, Quillayute Valley School District, Relay for Life, Forks Chamber of Commerce, Timber Museum, Olympic Anglers, Calm Waters and Forks Soroptimists; wood provided by Westport Shipyard and OCC Community Crews (Department of Natural Resources) Donated ~160 toys, crafts, sculptures, and pieces of furniture to charitable and nonprofit partners last year
OCC Dog Program Olympic Peninsula Humane Society 138 dogs graduated from the program since 2010; Dog handlers receive training in AKC Canine Good Citizen practices and meet weekly for group study and attend group training 2x per week.
Green Building Peninsula College 10 students gained Green Building Maintenance certificates last year; 20 currently enrolled; learning small scale construction and sustainable/economic living strategies
Firewood Olycap, Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction, Lake Quinault Fire Department, OCC Community Crews (Department of Natural Resources) 120 cords for Native American ceremonies; 86 cords to elderly and handicapped clients of Olycap; 25 cords donated to scholarship auction, worth $8,000; 237 cords donated to fire department
Water features Two living units have fish ponds; the other has a fountain and basin
Flower gardens, boxes, baskets Each living unit has several garden beds planted and maintained by residents; hanging baskets and flowering beds throughout staff and inmate areas
Chickens

 

A student at October, 2017 Climate Symposium at SCCC signals that he has something to share. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights 
Roots of Success Roots of Success Graduated 327 students in 14 classes!
Environmental Workshop Series Guest experts from nonprofits, agencies, business, etc. Name change from lectures>workshops, more interactive program, based on feedback from surveys and direct from students
Seed to Supper curriculum from OR Food Bank and OSU Extension Service; Harvest Now donating seeds New program, 2 classes in 2017
Prairie Conservation Nursery Center for Natural Lands Management, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Zoo, Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, Whidbey-Camano Land Trust, Friends of Puget Prairies, and Wolf Haven International last year: 38 education sessions for technicians; SCCC + WCCW produced nearly 300,000 plant plugs
Emergent Vegetation Mats Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Center for Natural Lands Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Innovative technique for wetland habitat restoration. Last year: 31 education sessions for technicians
Gardens and greenhouses Coastal Harvest Food Bank, Harvest Now 25,000ft2, last year produced 10,335 lbs of produce last year, to staff and inmate kitchens and food pantry
Beekeeping Olympia Beekeepers Association First class of apprentice beekeepers certified in fall ’17
Lifer Garden 5,000ft2 garden, growing produce (~1,500 lbs last year) and ornamental flowers
Food Bank fundraisers 5 food pantries Inmates and staff raised funds and donated nearly $860 to food pantries
Large-scale composting
Waste sorting & recycling
Water catchment 3,000 gallons
Bicycle Repair Lions Club Last year 161 bikes repaired and donated
Wheelchair Repair Wheels for the World Last year 180 wheelchairs repaired and donated
Freedom Tails Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) Last year 2 graduation ceremonies, 19 dogs
Service dogs for veterans Brigadoon Service Dogs
Flower gardens, boxes, baskets Flowers plantings throughout the campus.

 

The ornamental gardens surrounding Cedar Hall at WCC are gorgeous and meticulously cared for by the residents. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Washington Corrections Center (WCC)

Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights
Roots of Success, environmental literacy course Roots of Success 2 classes of graduates.
Prairie Conservation Nursery Center for Natural Lands Management and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Last year: 27 education sessions; produced 8 lbs of early blue violet seed;  harvest rate was more than 3x rate of other seed nurseries;
Beekeeping, “Intensive Bee Management Unit” Olympia Beekeepers Association Beautiful new program; first class of apprentice beekeepers certified.
Horticulture Centralia College Education program for men with cognitive challenges that teaches adult basic education contextualized as horticulture; incarcerated Teaching Assistants
Gardens and greenhouses Thurston County Food BankThe Saint’s Pantry Food Bank, The City Reach Food Bank, and The Shelton Community Kitchen, Harvest Now FY17, grew 45,000+ lbs, value of ~$92,000; Summer 2017 grew 23,000+ lbs, value of $56,000; 25% for prison kitchen, the rest donated to partners; Harvest Now donated vegetable seeds to increase production for food banks; garden area 43,560 ft2, greenhouse 1,440 ft2
Neighborhood Pantry Project Built 12 pantry boxes for Kitsap neighborhood food sharing.
Plant starts Hood Canal Kiwanis Grew ~2800 plants for 2017  Hood Canal Kiwanis Spring Plant Sale!
Flower gardens Flower gardens throughout the campus
Nature Imagery NIPP team; University of UT 1 nature imagery room in IMU; 2 in Cedar Hall; WCC leadership helped draft 1st statewide policy for Nature Imagery
House plants In all shared and staff areas; Grounds Maintenance crew provides and maintains all
Large-scale composting
Waste sorting & recycling
Shoe and clothing repurposing Correctional Industries DOC facilities send used clothes to WCC for reuse and recycling; large portion mended and cleaned, back into circulation or donated
Training dogs for veterans Brigadoon Service Dogs Training service dogs for the needs of individual veterans. Small pilot with plans for expansion.

 

Horticulture student Celeste Nathan gets ready to plant tomato starts at WCCW. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)

Programs Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights
Roots of Success, environmental literacy course Roots of Success Graduated 5 classes so far.
Environmental Workshop Series Guest experts from nonprofits, agencies, business, etc.
Prairie Conservation Nursery Center for Natural Lands Management, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Zoo, Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, Whidbey-Camano Land Trust, Friends of Puget Prairies, and Wolf Haven International last year: 27 education sessions; SCCC + WCCW produced nearly 300,000 plant plugs; seed nursery as well.
Gardens and greenhouses Tacoma Community College, WSU Extension, Pierce County 10,000 ft2 of growing space; summer of 2017 grew 5,300 lbs of produce for inmate kitchen; 10 TAs maintain landscaping
Horticulture Tacoma Community College, WSU Extension, Pierce County 22 graduates from Horticulture program, 56 credits from TCC; 4 Master Gardener volunteers serving as mentors; floral design for 75 special events; 3-1st place professional class floral arrangements at Washington State Fair; provide interior plants for the prison; decorated Governor’s mansion for Christmas; .
Prison Pet Partnership First in-prison pet program in the country! Last year, graduated 35 dogs, 19 incarcerated employees; scholarships for reentry
Beekeeping Mother Earth Farm, Little Earth Farm, Tacoma Community College 2nd beekeeping apprentice class in 2017; hives at the prison and at Mother Earth Farm.
Chickens Mother Earth Farm 8 chickens; eggs sold to staff to pay for chicken feed
Offsite farm crew Mother Earth Farm, Emergency Food Network Offsite crew of 7 inmates; grew 100,000+ lbs for donation to 16 food pantries; gave ~3,400 hours, estimated at $81,497 value; formal education on 17 topics
Large-scale composting Last year composted 330 tons of food waste
Bicycle Repair Kiwanis Gig Harbor supplies bikes; donate to “Gear Up For School” program at KP Middle School; schools in Peninsula School District; and individual kids identified by Kiwanians Last year donated 147 refurbished bikes to school kids
Quilts and other fabric crafts Community members donate supplies; West Sound Wildlife receives nests and beds Last year donated 3,395 craft items (Christmas stockings, knitting, quilts, yarn nests and animal beds  etc.)
Waste sorting & recycling Last year diverted nearly 63+ tons of recyclables from waste stream
Electric vehicles Received 2 electric vehicles; installed 2 charging stations
Lighting upgrades LED upgrades complete in many areas

 

Anthony Ralls in the sewing shop at the Sustainable Practice Lab smiles as he describes his work (Washington State Penitentiary). Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Anthony Ralls in the sewing shop at the Sustainable Practice Lab smiles as he describes his work (Washington State Penitentiary). Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Washington State Penitentiary (WSP)

Area Program Program Partners (partnering with DOC, Evergreen, or both) Recent highlights
WSP Monarch butterfly program, restoring Pacific Northwest populations Washington State University Department of Entomology 2017, 13 technicians and DOC staff raised, tagged, and released 2 groups of butterflies; each cycle takes 6 weeks; 832 butterflies in total!
WSP Gardens and greenhouses: Institutional Sustainability Garden Last year grew 275,000+ lbs of produce, savings of $227,578; 457,380 ft2
WSP House plants More than 600 potted plants inside, plus several terrariums, provided by SPL
WSP Waste sorting & recycling New recycle shop to coordinate sorting, work crew of 10
WSP Electrical upgrades ESCO Many LED lighting retrofits, saving ~130,000 KWh/year, $7,500; staff applied for, awarded $17,200 ESCO rebate
WSP Water conservation Government rebates via PPL Electric Utilities; ICON Systems Inc. Upgraded plumbing in living unit, estimating 82% water savings, worth $65,000; planning for 2 more units
WSP-EC Beekeeping  Mona Chambers, professional beekeeper and founder of See The Bees; West Plains Beekeepers Association 12 hives; 15 more students certified as apprentice beekeepers in 2017.
WSP-EC Flower gardens ~30 garden boxes in East Complex
WSP-EC & SC Rental garden boxes 62 rental boxes available in south and east complexes; soil and fertilizer from SPL
WSP-SPL SPL overview Receive materials donations from partners; donated to 438 charities since 2012 Last year: 18 programs; donated 24,188 items to non-profits; provided 9,013 items for State use; estimate $257,000 savings for DOC; 7 tour guides; 298 tours provided; all technicians receive Roots of Success and Redemption education programs
WSP-SPL SPL: Bicycle Refurbish Bikes donated by West Plains Beekeepers Association and Sheriff’s Department Rebuilt and donated 180 bikes last year
WSP-SPL SPL: Wood Shop Built custom wood signs, special furniture items, and carvings; big cost savings for DOC associated
WSP-SPL SPL: Wood Carving Hand-carved 60+ items for auctions
WSP-SPL SPL: Learning Center Creates education curricula, manages inventory, coordinates events, TV repair and rental
WSP-SPL SPL: Aquaculture and Aquaponics Produce 200 heads of leaf lettuce every 90 days; new soldier fly pilot providing fish feed
WSP-SPL SPL: Worm Farm Last year produced 15,680 lbs of worm castings (retail value $203,000), and 3,200 gals of worm tea
WSP-SPL SPL: Furniture Repair Simpli-Home Furniture LLC. donated $120,000 value of furniture (for example); donations to Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society, Veterans Housing Project, Women and Children Rescue Mission, Christian Charities Mission, and Teen Aid Donated furniture sorted, salvaged, and assembled for donation to 40+ charities
WSP-SPL SPL: Sign shop Recycle metal signs, and re-size or re-manufacture; material costs are ~10% of retail
WSP-SPL SPL: Teddy bears SPL’s most productive shop by # of items, sewing 1000s of stuffed animals and custom projects for charities; last year, created 490 bear for Children of Inmates Project
WSP-SPL SPL: Quilting From reclaimed fabric, last year created ~160 quilts, blankets, and wall hangings for charity, including 40 blankets for homeless shelters and fine-craft times for auctions
WSP-SPL SPL: Sagebrush Conservation Nursery Bureau of Land Management and the Institute for Applied Ecology New program June 2017; 10 education sessions. Program funding in jeopardy
WSP-SPL SPL: Roots of Success, environmental literacy course Roots of Success Graduated 300 students in 21 classes since 2013!
WSP-SPL SPL: Green Zone Farm to school
Lettuce grow
Mater Gardening program, OSU
On the job training and Master Gardening handbook provided; ~43,000 ft2; 2 large greenhouses and a hoop house; last year grew 4,700 lbs of produce, worth $8,000
WSP-SPL SPL: Water filtration pilot Project 41 Low cost technology to produce water treatment systems for export to Africa, human-powered, built 110 units last year!