Cultivating Freedom: Correctional Gardens and Reintegration

Welcome to the Radical Root episode "Cultivating Freedom," exploring the transformative power of correctional facility gardens and reentry programs. I'm your host, Bee, and in this episode, we are joined by Kate Bildsten, Education Manager of our Lettuce Grow program. Kate shares her inspiring journey to Lettuce Grow and provides insight into our correctional facility garden program. Kate discusses the unique challenges of working in this field, highlighting the importance of providing meaningful opportunities for incarcerated individuals to connect with nature and learn valuable skills. She also shares her initiative to create a resource guide to help program participants find employment and reintegrate into society upon release. Join us as we delve into the incredible impact of correctional facility gardens on rehabilitation and reentry, and discover how these programs are cultivating freedom for individuals both behind bars and beyond.