The unlikely gardeners of Alcatraz


The Alcatraz Historic Gardens with the Rock's famed water tower in the background.

In partnership with the Insight Garden Program, and with the assist of the Parks Conservancy's Senior Program Manager of Alcatraz Island, Shelagh Fritz, NPS Ranger Oliver Goodman have begun a plant exchange with the incarcerated women at Central California Women’s Facility. The plants have been installed on the West Side of the island, where the gardens were tended to by incarcerated men during the island's time as a prison.


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March 26, 2024