When incarceration becomes an opportunity for liberation, and organic farming’s aim becomes to feed the hungry, peace and restoration of ourselves and the planet can finally begin. Watch the trailer, At Home and in the World, and learn about initiatives that drive Unconditional Freedom. Stand with our non-profit organization in changing the lives of thousands of Americans, from the food insecure to the incarcerated, from the transformative Guards to Guardians program for corrections officers to the healing of planet Earth. Sign up to premier the documentary and begin the process of being the change you want to see in the world.

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AT HOME, AND IN THE WORLD
The Documentary

When incarceration becomes an opportunity for liberation, and organic farming’s aim becomes to feed the hungry, peace and restoration of ourselves and the planet can finally begin. Watch the trailer, At Home and in the World, and learn about initiatives that drive Unconditional Freedom. Stand with our non-profit organization in changing the lives of thousands of Americans, from the food insecure to the incarcerated, from the transformative Guards to Guardians program for corrections officers to the healing of planet Earth. Sign up to premier the documentary and begin the process of being the change you want to see in the world.

Live Updates

We hired Joshua Sternberg a farmer and educator from Northern California to lead the Earth Program’s Ecosystem Restoration Project at Mendocino County Jail. He is building an 8 week certification course in regenerative agriculture that will provide incarcerated individuals with a certificate and time off their sentence.
Gary York, 30 year Correctional Officer veteran, and spokesperson for Guards to Guardian, wrote an article about the program in Corrections1. Read the article here
Art of Soulmaking is now in 121 facilities across the United States
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has accepted our application for the Art of Soulmaking program to be used at 10 facilities in California, with the potential of reaching 110,000 incarcerated individuals.
The Earth Program met with the founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive based in Michigan to provide the us with baby trees of the most evolved tree DNA in the world for the Earth Program’s prison program.
Free Food has now served over 12,000 meals this year, most of them sit downs in Ukiah, CA and Harlem, NY
Free food Harlem received 300+ lbs of donated produce from Fairway for our delicious farm to table meals
Free Food Oakland had its first pop up in July, serving enchiladas, Spanish rice and homemade cookies to those living on the streets of Oakland
Keisha and Casey Ernst, graduates from the Soil Food Web and of Catalyst BioAmendments, visited our property in Northern California and did testing of our living soil with a 40x video enhanced microscope. They’re helping the Earth Program develop our curriculum to include elements of the Soil Food Web school, the premier methodology of soil education in the world.
Matt Sherman, member of Black Box, recently posted about his experience in New York City. Check out his blog post here
Volunteers harvested snap peas and lettuce from our farm for this week’s Free Food Philo meal
Mendocino County Jail received a chicken coop donation from Carolina Coops, and Founder Matt DuBois flew in to help build it with the male and female garden crews
A state prison in Alabama has approved the inception of it’s first ever yoga program, held by members of the Art of Soulmaking community there. UFP is sending over 25 yoga mats and yoga blocks to be used on the death row unit yoga group.
Matt Sherman, a member of BlackBox, is on a Black Joy & Genius Tour along the East Coast. Read his latest blog here
Soulmakers have been sending us beautiful art work as they go through the program. This is an art piece from California Medical Facility

Rehumanization:
FROM DISCARDED
TO FLOURISHING

Rehumanization is the process of restoring marginalized people and groups to dignity; it sees each of us as an essential element to a thriving human ecology.

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REHUMANIZATION APPLIED

Activating the unique expression of the discarded

Unconditional Freedom Project

Turning prisons into monasteries

Restoring prisons to their original intent; penitence. 
Spaces for contemplation, transformation, and
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FREE FOOD

Liberating food for those in need

Free Food is about emptying what is full, and filling what is empty. This program provides dignified, nutritious healthy meals to those who otherwise could not afford them, and the opportunity to express love and contribute for those who have more than they need.

Over 22,000 meals served.

EARTH

Soil into Climate Salvation

The Earth Program is our initiative to rewild the Earth. When we tend to the restoration of the earth, we are healing ourselves through healing the earth. We provide immersive training in ecological restoration practices both on The Land and to discarded populations.

Black Box

Black into Power

A movement towards the reclamation of the innate power of Blackness, towards a world where the power of Blackness is overt, and is offered freely and it is in service to all of humanity.

From the Blog

September 7, 2022
We offer not only the tools to officers for the improvement of their mental health, but also help clear the stigma of the guard to the nobler role this profession plays as the guardian.
September 7, 2022
Ghee is a little hard to make unless you see someone do it. This photo essay lets you make your own ghee without someone there to help you.
September 7, 2022
We may not be able to shield ourselves or our children from every harm, but we do have the power to change our careless words into caring ones, to transform our fear into fierce love, and trade our worry for wisdom.
September 7, 2022
I hadn’t noticed how many people without homes were painted across the whole city, that once you open your eyes to the silent realm, you can see so much more.
September 7, 2022
The garden was now located somewhere inside. A door had opened to something unexpected. Poems can seem like doors, at once both obscuring and revealing, assuring and confounding.
September 6, 2022
When I feel such sadness as I did that day, I'll start playing the flute in my heart and let the sadness be the melody. What comes out is always so beautiful.
August 12, 2022
The first time I talked to Egypt she was walking in the door to the church. “Welcome,” I said, smiling at her.  “I’ll punch you in the face,” she said...
August 9, 2022
My relationship with homeless people is changing. I grew up in Berkeley where it was common to see people living on the street year round. I would pass the same...
August 2, 2022
We all want to be free. Whether we dwell in a prison cell block or live in a luxurious home, there is a longing for freedom from our innermost fears.

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