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.
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.
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