Gary has a warm and humble temperament along with a passion for fungi and restoration work. When he discovered the Lettuce Grow program, he also found escape, focus and community. The nourishing aspects of gardening fostered a collective curiosity and excitement that Gary has carried on through his work. After his release from prison, he managed a transition home for newly released inmates re-entering society; he found that keeping a garden in and around the house helped foster an internal and communal sense of pride. He continues to be inspired by the restorative properties in fungi and is excited to see where it takes him.
- Miriam Portney, Mark Ellsworth, Annie Wood