Insight Garden Program


We are an evidence-based program, with a less than 10% recidivism rate (rate of return to prison) which results in the healing of lives, families, and communities. In California alone, our program has saved an estimated $40 million. Additionally, we’ve also conducted two significant research studies examining the impact of a garden on a prison yard as well as the transformative aspects of the program on its participants, including:

  • The Impact of a Garden on the Physical Environment and Social Climate of a Prison Yard at San Quentin State Prison.
  • From Utility to Significance: Exploring Ecological Connection, Ethics and Personal Transformation Through a Gardening and Environmental Literacy Program within San Quentin Prison.