March 27, 2008

Cathrine Sneed

A video segment of Cathrine Sneed's October 1995 E. F. Schumacher Lecture is now up on our YouTube Channel.

This lecture delivers a message that is moving, hopeful, and extremely important. Cathrine Sneed's work with the Garden Project in San Francisco shows that bringing people out of the jails and off the streets into the garden can be transformative in both the human and natural realms. Sneed's personal story is equally compelling—overcoming illness, poverty, a skeptical bureaucracy, and resistance of co-workers to create a gardening program within the San Francisco jail system which linked prisoners to the restaurants and people outside prison walls.