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Moss in Prisons

This is a really interesting program that I heard about which partners prison inmates with moss research, through the Research Ambassadors Program. In this program the inmates are studying methods to sustainably grow mosses to be used for the horticulture trade, thus eliminating the need to harvest mosses from the wild. This benefits the prisoners by teaching them the scientific method and introducing them to the natural world by way of the mosses. It also helps them to develop skills in horticulture that they can use for the rest of their life. Overall I think that it sounds like a great bryological program

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