Chris Hoke, author of Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders, jail chaplain, gang pastor, and writer at Tierra Nueva in Washington’s Skagit Valley, writes about his experience trying to create a permaculture garden with the guys he met in jail.

“Gangsters, tweakers, skinheads, “illegals,” sensitive hippie farmers, normies — there’s resonance when we are placed in the dirt together, away from our various isolations of prison cells, clothes bins, or bookstores. Like plants, we need each other.”

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