Insight Garden Program


IGP is at an exciting crossroads in our evolution. As an evidence-based and nationally recognized program, we have begun replicating our program throughout California and beyond.

As a leader in the prison garden movement at the intersection of criminal, social and environmental justice, we identify opportunities in areas that have sufficient resources to support program development. Our replication strategy includes partnering with other non-profit, community-based organizations, correctional facilities or state correctional systems interested in programs that end ongoing cycles of incarceration. Once we find new partners, we train new facilitators to provide weekly classes and provide ongoing technical assistance.

Throughout California, we now operate in eight prisons including: our flagship program at San Quentin State Prison (SQ), California State Prison-Solano (CSP-SOL), Avenal State Prison (ASP) and two yards at California State Prison – LA County (CSP-LAC). We recently launched IGP at two women’s facilities – Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) and Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF) and are programming at two medical facilities – California Medical Facility (CMF), and California Health Care Facility (CHCF).

Beyond California, IGP is programming in Indiana at Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) and Indiana State Prison (ISP), and collaborating with Hawthorne Valley Farm and the Bard Prison Initiative. in a reentry program for people leaving New York facilities.