As some of you, I've been working with Planting Justice—a community organization that provides affordable food to local communities while offering full-time, green jobs to formerly incarcerated individuals.In the past 5 years, Planting Justice has built nearly 400 edible gardens, taught food justice curriculum to thousands of Oakland youth, and helped 20 formerly incarcerated men transition from San Quentin State Prison into full-time, salaried positions.
In 2015 Insight Garden Program has been planting seeds of change from California to New York! With your support, we can continue our national expansion in 2016! In collaboration with Indiana's Department of Correction, IGP recently visited Indiana State Prison and Logansport Juvenile Facility to begin planning for program implementation there! To learn more about the Insight Garden Program click on article.
One of GreenPrisons’ most enduring partnerships has been making news lately. Founder, director and class facilitator Beth Waitkus began Insight Garden Program (IGP) in 2002, and has continued to grow and expand her operation....
Green Prisons recommends the current Insight Garden Program's newsletter - Growing Gardens. Transforming Lives
"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow."
So proclaims a well-known folk song by songwriter Dave Mallett.
These days, you just might hear it being sung around the Jessamine County Detention Center, where inmates soon will be dining on tasty, fresh vegetables that they have planted and raised themselves.