Insight Garden Program


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For Insight Garden, every day is Earth Day

NPR For Central California KVPR
Insight Garden Program helps inmates in Chowchilla connect to the land and themselves

Fresno Alliance
Adultifying BIPOC Children for Punishment


The Crime Report
The Biggest Crop in Prison Garden: Hope

The Economist
He stole a rug and a car. Why did he spend 25 years bouncing between prison and parole?

The Sacramento Bee
The bad food served in California prisons is a problem for human rights and public health

Fresno Alliance
Isolation Punishment Continues after Prison

Talking Time Podcast
Spotify | Apple

Next City
Formerly Incarcerated People Helped Design a Holistic Reentry Program

Merced County Times
Sierra Club showcases restorative prison gardening program


Blue Sky Funders Forum
Reconnecting with Myself in A Prison Garden


ABC Action News Fresno
After 25 Years in Prison, Valley Man Graduates with Master’s Degree, Now Working to Help Inmates Succeed

New York Times
The Secret Jailhouse Garden of Rikers Island

Valley Public Radio
Beyond the Concrete and Barbed Wire, A Garden to Help Women Grow


Pharos Tribune
Green Thumbs: LJSF Students Find Harmony in Gardening

Could Meditation and Gardening Break The Cycle of Prison Recidivism?

Berkeley-Based Insight Garden Program Offers Healing, Rehab for the Incarcerated

New York Times
Kale Not Jail: Urban Farming Nonprofit Helps Ex-Cons Re-enter Society

Fresno State Campus News
Growing Beyond the Stigma of a Forgotten Community

KFSR presents
Fresno State Service In Action | Insight Garden Program

Hanford Sentinel
Avenal Inmates Design, Plant Garden

Visalia Times Delta
Avenal Inmates Get Their Hands Dirty

Good Day Sacramento
Folsom Women’s Facility Garden Install

Word on the Yard
Insight Garden Program


Inside CDCR
Inmates Break Ground For New Garden And Meditation Space

The Record (Stockton)
Gardening Program At Prison Medical Facility Offers Renewal, Hope

Breaking New Ground


The Reporter (Vacaville)
Inmates Cultivate Plants, Their Futures Inside New Garden

Psychology Today
The Rise of Green Prison Programs

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Blooms Behind Bars: Making Prisons More Humane

Huffington Post Live
Whats Working: Prison Gardening Programs

Washington Post Featured Cover Story
A growing experience: Prison gardens transform inmates who tend to them

Light In Prison Video
Incredible true story of men released from prison who DEFY the return-to-prison statistics!


Edible Marin Article
The Prison Gardener Offers San Quentin Participants a New Leaf

ABC News Featured Story
WABC-TV News follow up with Bill Ritter 7/13/14

Civil Eats Article
Gardening Behind Bars: San Quentin’s First Harvest


Huffington Post Article
11 Amazing Prison Stories from 2013

ABC News Featured Stories
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, 10/23/13
Gardens Behind the Walls with Bill Ritter, WABC-TV in New York, 10/23/13


San Francisco Chronicle Article, by Leah Garchik
What it Means to be Green in Prison

Marin Independent Journal Article, by Will Jason
San Quentin Green Jobs Fair Draws More Than 200 Men

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