Gov. Dannel Malloy has been a big supporter of giving some ex-offenders a second chance.

On Thursday, he got the chance to see a program in Hartford that has been helping people get back on their feet by giving them job skills.

The Second Chance program has been around for 10 years and it is making a difference for those who need a second chance.

“It’s an amazing thing. The end game is not just having things grown here but community gardens,” Malloy said while touring a greenhouse where there are herbs and vegetables for a community garden.

What is unique about it is that many of those who work at the greenhouse are ex-offenders.

“We have a place where we can put them right into jobs as soon as they are trained, which is a wonderful thing. Hartford residents being trained in Hartford working in Hartford,” said Executive Director of the Knox Foundation Ron Pritz.