IGP is at an exciting crossroads in our evolution. As an evidence-based program with increased funding and national recognition, we plan on replicating our program throughout California and nationwide.
As a leader in the prison garden movement, we are working to develop new programs in prisons and jails interested in our work and identifying opportunities in areas that have sufficient resources to support program development. Our replication strategy includes partnering with other non-profit, community-based organizations and correctional facilities that are interested in programs that reduce recidivism. With a redesigned curriculum and a team of expert facilitators, we will train their staff to facilitate IGP’s curriculum.
IGP is expanding nationwide. Currently, IGP operates in several California prisons including our flagship program at: San Quentin State Prison as well as California State Prison-Solano, California Medical Facility-Solano, California State Prison-Lancaster, and will soon launch programming at Stockton Medical Facility. In the Spring of 2016, we will also launch our first out-of-state programs in Indiana at Logansport Juvenile Facility and Indiana State Prison, as well as a reentry program in New York City in collaboration with Hawthorne Valley Farm and the Bard Prison Initiative.