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We are transitioning the Mendocino County Jail garden—winding down the summer harvest and prepping beds in the winter garden for brassicas and cover crop.

Love to Table

Love to Table has started cooking meals for officers and staff at the Mendocino County Jail and Juvenile Hall, as well as the kids at Juvenile Hall, who have been delighted to taste produce from their gardens featured in these meals

Unconditional Freedom

We have 7 Art of Soulmaking Group Facilitators on the inside across two facilities and recently received an application from a Soulmaker on Death Row to become an Art of Soulmaking facilitato

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Thank you to the three universities which have recently signed on to support The Art of Soulmaking letter volunteer program to their student bodies: New York University, Washington State University, and Eastern Washington University

Love to Table

Love To Table in California has 15 repeating and committed partner farms and food suppliers donating organic ingredients for farm-to-table meals to the homeless

Earth

The Earth Program just wrapped up its Soil & Water Summit at The Land, hosting experts from around the country from Ray Archuleta to Brock Dolman

Unconditional Freedom

The Mendocino Juvenile Hall project is preparing for the rainy winter, plotting out a plan to do kitchen and food preparation work in partnership with Love to Table’s partner farms

Love to Table

Love To Table is now serving fresh, organic meals in Harlem every Friday evening. Since August the all-volunteer team has served over 450 meals.

BlackBox

Courtney Walker from the BlackBox team is touring the North East meeting with leaders in black communities specializing in technology, the arts, finance, farming and food

Unconditional Freedom

Jason Davis of the Harlem Bloods and now a leader in restorative justice has joined the Art of Soulmaking team

Love to Table

Jimmy Hill and Warden Bryan Morrison hosted our team at Lakeland Correction Facility to tour and learn from their award-winning corrections culinary program

Unconditional Freedom

We recently surpassed the 500 mark of students studying the Art of Soulmaking and 130 volunteers around the country

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The Death Row Project now has over 100 incarcerated students studying The Art of Soulmaking across 30 institutions

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30% of Mendocino County Jail’s incarcerated population is enrolled in UFP correspondence, gardening and yoga programs

Love to Table

Served 200 meals in the Tenderloin of garden veggie frittata using fresh broccoli, onions, and basil, tomatoes with earl gray lavender cookies

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Death Row Support Project, a nonprofit organization who has written more than 10,000 letters to people on death row since 1978, has begun requesting Art of Soulmaking workbooks.

Love to Table

Love to Table served our 10,000th farm-to-table meal to the homeless and those in need since October 2019

Love to Table

Love To Table Guest Chef, Harbor House, Michelin star restaurant chef served meals to 60 homeless and sheltered people

Unconditional Freedom

41 inmates on death row have been invited to participate in Art of Soulmaking program.

Unconditional Freedom

We broke ground on our new garden program at Mendocino County Juvenile Hall, with twice-weekly garden programming and connecting activities with 5-10 youth and our staff

Unconditional Freedom

We’ve created our Guardians Within The Walls program to restore dignity and vitality to our nation’s Correctional Officers. We’ve interviewed and documented the life story of 10 Correctional Officers

Earth

We brush cleared 6 acres of forest in preparation for California’s fire season

Love to Table

Our women’s shelter garden had its first harvest of lettuce, strawberries, fava beans, and purple snap peas. We gave more than 10 bags of produce to the women to take home with them.

Unconditional Freedom

The Art of Soulmaking program is now live with 35 program participants housed in the Mendocino County Jail

Love to Table

Love to Table has now served 8,000 farm-to-table, organic meals to people in need since October 2019

Unconditional Freedom

100,000 prison residents in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation saw our latest Chowchilla Blues Band music video, Loving Tree

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Since January 2021, 28 yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes have been held by 9 different, independent instructors to raise a total of $2,803 for yoga mats for women in prison

Earth

John D. Liu, renowned ecologist and journalist featured in Kiss the Ground, visits Earth Program to help in improving local ecology and preventing forest fires

Unconditional Freedom

Morning meditation sessions hosted by Ed Brown, Zen Priest and renowned author of the Tassajara Bread Book, has reached over 10,000 views since its start in Spring 2020

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Chris Bowser, former federal correctional officer, contributed the first story for our program for COs, Guardians Behind The Walls

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We launched our pilot farm-to-table program, operated by the residents of Mendocino County Jail, to bring fresh food grown by those who living in custody as a model for what is possible for all correctional facilities