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.

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 eleven prisons serving men, women and youth, including: our flagship program at San Quentin State Prison (SQ), California State Prison-Solano (CSP-SOL), Avenal State Prison (ASP), California State Prison – LA County (CSP-LAC), Mule Creek State Prison (MSP), Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), California Institution for Women (CIW), Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF) and are programming at two medical facilities – California Medical Facility (CMF), and California Health Care Facility (CHCF). We also work with young Men and OH Close Youth Correctional Facility (OHCYCF).