Planting Justice Educational Program Update October
We have expanded our classes at Santa Rita Jail this fall which is great for us as we continue to make connections with people for our reentry green jobs who may have barriers to employment. We are now teaching in both women's and men's chemical dependency classes as well as employability courses. At Santa Rita our Education Team has partnered with our Transform Your Yard team and our Case Worker Debra Mendoza from Pathways to Resilience to show up in full force at the job fair for incarcerated people at Santa Rita Jail. Our Holistic Wellness workshop offering seems to really hit home with folks at Santa Rita in that it promotes balance and self care which are the foundations for a successful life.
We will also be returning to the Juvenile Redemption Garden late fall or early winter to plant some fruit trees in the second phase of the garden install there. When we went back to the garden for the first time after our build we were taken aback by the abundance. Read about our latest trip to juvenile in this blog by educator Maya.
Last and certainly not least we continue to go to San Quentin State Prison in partnership with the Insight Garden Program. Last time we were in we harvested serious squash, tomatoes and then applied and then after looked at inspiring photos from the great climate march. We reflected on how people that are incarcerated at San Quentin and in our IGP class participate in this movement from the inside of the prison walls.