In our most recent call from Solitary Gardener Tim Young, who is currently incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison, Tim happily reported that he finally got his 1st COVID vaccine shot.
Episode 2 - The University and Awareness
In this episode, Zaarin speaks with Sesnon Gallery Intern, Edie Trautwein, on how she became involved with the Solitary Garden public art project and how students can resist inhibitive practices of the University through acts of care, awareness, and creativity.
Note that this conversation took place after the March 2 Visualizing Abolition event with Ashley Hunt and the Underground Scholars.
Budding from Dualities of Space: A Reflection on the Solitary Garden by Zaarin Mizan
gar·den \gär-dᵊn\ (n): a plot of cultivation; hall for public entertainment
Middle English gardyn < Anglo-French gardyn, gardeyn, jardin < Old French jart, gart "garden" < Old Low Franconian garda- "enclosure, fence" < Germanic *garđa-, whence Old Saxon gard "garden, dwelling, world," Old High German gart "enclosure," Old English geard "fence, enclosure
Episode 1 - The Solitary Garden
Welcome to the first episode of the Solitary Podcast. Today’s episode features Tim Young, the Solitary Gardener at UC Santa Cruz, speaking on the garden and its beginnings, struggle, and collaboration.
Revolutionary Greetings! (May 10, 2021)
We're looking for contributions for the Solitary Garden Plant Book (zine), a collaboration between Tim Young and his friends and supporters!
Prop 66 “Death Penalty Procedures Initiative” / "The Death Penalty Reforms and Savings Act”
My name is Timothy James Young. I am an innocent man on San Quentin’s Death Row, and I am also the Solitary Gardener at UC, Santa Cruz. I have been hearing from a growing number of people who are curious about abolition. Many of them have read my essay entitled “Mail Call” and were struck with one sentence: “Friendship is the pathway to freedom.” The question that they most frequently ask me is how does friendship relate to abolition?
Habeas corpus: legal action that requires someone who has been arrested to be brought to trial before a judge or into court; the person is granted the ability to challenge the legal sufficiency and reevaluate errors of their charge after all other direct appeals have been exhausted
Here in prison, amid condemned men, the weather of life is often inclement. The winds of misery blow relentlessly, and for me, one of the only things that I have to look forward to throughout the week is the announcement of “mail call!”