The Insight Garden Program and Planting Justice’s Vegetable Garden at San Quentin State Prison

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On December 30, 2013

In November, history was made! Gavin, Haleh, Andrew, May & Or of the PJ team helped Beth Waitkus and the Insight Garden Program get four raised beds built and planted on the grounds of the H-Unit at San Quentin State Prison — the first prison vegetable garden in California. Over four days, men enrolled as students in the Insight Gardening class were able to help break up asphalt on the prison grounds to make way for the new vegetable garden and contribute some much-needed hard work into the construction of the perimeter fence, filling the beds with over 10 yards of compost, mulching the area surrounding the beds, and planting them up with young vegetables and herbs. It was an inspirational, poignant and groundbreaking experience, to say the least.

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