community partnerships


insight garden program

Native gardens connect people to nature. In the bleak conditions within prisons, connections to the outside world are rare and engagement through gardening is a powerful force of rehabilitation.

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Could the solution to prison rehabilitation be hiding in a garden? IGP facilitates an innovative curriculum combined with vocational gardening and landscaping training so that people in prison can reconnect to self, community, and the natural world.

Restoration Landscaping Company works with IGP to install gardens at prisons across California.


California native Grasslands Association

Billy serves as a board member of the California Native Grasslands Association (CNGA). He is chair of the outreach and development committee, writes a quarterly column on native landscaping for the journal Grasslands (a peer-reviewed journal published by CNGA) and organizes naive landscaping workshops for the public.

Summer 2017 Newsletter: p.17: Native Landscaping Snapshots

Fall 2017 Newsletter: p.14: Sticky Plants in Your Garden

Winter 2018 Newsletter: p.14: Creating Structured Native Meadows for Landscapes

 


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The Garden Conservancy Award – A Garden that Ages Well honors a garden that exhibits a strong design idea that will mature gracefully, demonstrating the ability of a garden, as a living work of art and horticulture, to absorb, orchestrate, and take advantage of ongoing change and growth as it moves into the future.

American Horticultural Society Award