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The Dayton Daily News reports about how Dorothy Lane Market is selling fresh fruits and vegetables that have been harvested by people involved in the “TransPlant Project, in which prescreened ex-offenders work for local farmers helping to cultivate and harvest fruit and vegetables destined for the dinner tables of Dayton-area families.”

According to the story, “The TransPlant Project is the brainchild of Howard Solganik, who has operated restaurants in the Dayton area and consults with grocery chains and eateries .. Solganik plans to expand the project so ex-offenders can cultivate organic fruits and vegetables on vacant lots in urban settings, while learning skills that can help them become productive and self-sufficient. The fruit and vegetables will then be sold through an online “virtual” market to Dayton area restaurants and other institutions that serve meals or at a retail stand located in Montgomery County, Solganik said.”
KC's View:
I just love this story. It is about redemption and second chances. Kudos to Howard Solganik and companies like Dorothy Lane for making it happen.