Thank you for giving our incarcerated neighbors a deep breath and space to grow. Since 2013 we've been walking through prison gates every week. In prison yards south of Boston, our students work hard to cultivate mindfulness and job skills for the green economy. Join us in the garden!

State funding minimally touches the need for prison-based education. The need is vast. Together, we can transform prison yards into new ecosystems where incarcerated adults work shoulder-to-shoulder with professional horticulturists and practice skills for a life outside.  Our students need your clear-sighted compassion to build a bridge from prison to lives and livelihoods in Boston.

Give online or the old-fashioned way by mailing a check to: The New Garden Society //  P.O. Box 301264//  Boston, MA 02130

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Our students' ambitions are great. Let's meet them in the garden.

With gratitude, 
Angela + Brandy + Erika + Erin + Jonna + Kristina + Lisa + Martha + Matt + Renée + Rob

In-Kind Donations

Each spring and fall, generous farmers and gardeners across New England contribute thousands of dollars worth of plants, tools and supplies to The New Garden Society. As you divide perennials or clean out your barns and sheds this season, think of us. To make an in-kind donation, start by filling out this simple form

2019 Wish List:

  • Seed garlic

  • Perennials

  • Soil amendments

  • Wood chips and delivery

  • Manure and delivery

  • Cover crop seed (winter rye or oats)

  • Bagged potting soil

  • Plastic hand tools

  • Gardening books and magazines

  • Harvest bins/baskets

  • Laptops

  • Printing/copying services

a new team uniform!
To celebrate our growing team

Whenever we're out in the community- at festivals, conferences and lectures- we're selling these handsome shirts and sweatshirts. Wear your heart on your sleeve and support prison gardens at the same time! All our gear is printed in Dorchester and available in men's sizes S-XL. Hoodies and t-shirts feature TNGS' seal on the chest and 'Transforming Landscapes Transforming Lives' across the back. The New Garden Society's seal is a powerful symbol to wear out into the field featuring the native Juneberry and 'Thus I Flourish.'


Double or increase your impact by utilizing your employer's matching gift program. Hundreds of companies will double employee charitable gifts. Your employer may be one of them! To find out if your company has such a program as your Human Resources Department, browse this alphabetical list of local and national companies with matching gift programs, or email us at

Online Shopping

Support TNGS when shopping on Amazon, through AmazonSmile. With each eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. Just remember, always start at You can find our organization by selecting New Garden Society, Ltd. Click here for more details.

A truckload of strawberries, sedum and other donated perennials heading into a prison yard south of Boston.

A truckload of strawberries, sedum and other donated perennials heading into a prison yard south of Boston.