We are working with the Insight Garden Program (IGP) at San Quentin State Prison to develop a 40X40 foot vegetable garden inside the medium security unit of the prison that will provide inmates with job-training skills they can use upon their release.  In collaboration with IGP, we are working towards a post-release job placement and volunteer program that will give former inmates the opportunity to work at our nurseries and as urban farmers, in the hope that this will help them stay out of prison.


One Response to “San Quentin Prison Garden”

  1. Yep yep – if anything can help reduce recidivism – it’d be …gardening. Therapeutic as can be!
    We need LOTS more gardening programs for wounded people of every class.

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