Participation in gardens, horticulture or agriculture among incarcerated individuals has numerous benefits, including reduced recidivism rates, improved health, and increased access to nutritious foods, which helps inmates resist the food culture of correctional facilities. Once released, these former inmates persist in their ventures into the food, farming, food justice and advocacy worlds, deepening their impact on justice. In this workshop, hear from several participants of the Bard Prison Initiative's (BPI) Urban Farming & Sustainability Program on how involving inmates in jails & prisons and formerly incarcerated individuals can achieve healing in the racial and food justice movements.
Policy & Advocacy
Healing As Resistance