We travel to Miami, Florida on this week’s episode of We Dig Plants! Alice Marcus-Krieg and Carmen Devito are speaking with garden designer and educator James Jiler. James is known for his past work at Rikers Island with his jail-to-street horticulture program, and is the currently running Urban GreenWorks in Miami. Hear about the benefits of gardening for inmates and at-risk youth. Tune in to hear James talk about the prevalence of organic farming in South Florida. Learn why James finds it important to reintroduce native plants in Miami neighborhoods that are predisposed to drought. Hear about some upcoming sustainable urban design plans that are scheduled for development in downtown Miami! This episode has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“In past years, I could count on my hands the number of organic farms in South Florida producing organic produce.” [9:05] — James Jiler on We Dig Plants