Flowers grown by the inmates

The flowers are sold in the capacity of the Flower Festival, part of the Independence Day celebrations.

Non-Governmental Organization Civil Development Agency (CiDA), with the support of the European Union in Georgia, conducted a project aimed at helping convicts and ex-convicts gain or develop skills in agriculture for future employment and reintegration into the society.

CiDA, in partnership with the საქართველოს ფერმერთა ასოციაცია/Georgian Farmers’ Association and DVV International, constructed greenhouses in three prisons (#5, #15, #16), where the convicts gained foundational knowledge in horticulture. For the past three months, participants had been working on theoretical and practical experience in market gardening of flowers and berries through work-based learning.