Our approach to change involves developing partnerships with like-minded organizations that value the power of community as well as the restoration of lives and the natural world. For more than six years, Oakland-based Planting Justice has worked with IGP inside San Quentin to provide permaculture and food justice curriculum and helped manage the installation of our vegetable garden. They have also hired 17 IGP graduates to work on their landscaping team once they leave prison.
IGP has a close working relationship with GreenPrisons.org — the only national resource that informs, educates and trains correctional practitioners about all aspects of sustainable practices and services. It also informs, educates and trains commercial entities about the correctional environment and its unique opportunities and challenges. These services are provided without cost to correctional practitioners and include a newsletter, webinars, regional forums and conference presentations.
As part of our replication planning, IGP will train and partner with other organizations to bring our curriculum inside prisons and jails nationwide. We’ll also develop key partnerships with organization providing reentry services and potential employers.
Interested in becoming an IGP partner? Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.