Sgt. Anthony Hardee stands outside the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Aquaponics Program building. The 2,200-square-foot facility was built by county jail inmates over the summer and is now producing romaine lettuce. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY
Sgt. Anthony Hardee shows the interior of a seedling holder that has been filled with coconut fibers to provide more water retention for the plant.