The Roane County inmate garden has fallen on hard times.
A site that once rustled with tall, green cornstalks is now overgrown with brush and weeds.
University of Tennessee Extension Agent Grant Palmer, who helped run the inmate garden program, blamed it on the weather.
“We didn’t do it this year, and we didn’t do it last year,” he said. “With it being so wet, being able to get in there and get it tilled is what’s held us back.”
The county started the garden back in 2008.