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Garden Time was one of 16 organizations to receive a grant from the Central Providence Health Equity Zone, convened by ONE Neighborhood Builders. The grants, which provided up to $35,000 in funding each, will support a range of initiatives to help residents learn new skills, offer civic education and leadership training and tutor and mentor students. Read the Providence Business News article.

#GardenStories VIDEO filmed at the men’s medium- and maximum-security facilities, 2018.

Espinoza, Ambar. “At Maximum Security Prison, Gardening Gives Inmates a Chance to Grow.” RIPR November 25, 2015.

Chitnis, Christine. “Hidden Garden”, Edible Rhody Magazine. Summer, 2012.

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RI Food Policy Council – Rhode Island Stories: Garden Time, 2020

Fitzpatrick, Edward. “Fitz’s Hits: From hard time to Garden Time.” Providence Journal, December 5, 2015.

Hill, John. “Program Provides New Outlook.” Providence Journal, August 09, 2012.

Hill, John. “Lifers Learn to Grow.” Providence Journal, October 31, 2011.                     “Lifers Learn to Grow.” Page 2.

Turner, Scott. “A Paean to the Bean of 2011, Providence Journal, 2011.

“Garden Therapy at Max.” RIDOC Review, newsletter of the RI Department of Corrections, Summer 2011.

“Garden programs give inmates hope, future job skills.” New England Grassroots Environmental Fund Website, March 2014.


“When I work in the garden, I feel good knowing that I’m learning something that I can use to give back once I’m given a second chance.”