Calvin Neufeld and Franceen Neufeld

Calvin Neufeld – Evolve Our Prison Farms

Date grant awarded: November 22, 2018

Evolve Our Prison Farms is a grassroots justice movement working to convince the Canadian government to establish prison farms as plant-based agriculture and farmed animal sanctuaries instead of prison dairy operations. The renewal of prison farms in Canada represents a unique opportunity to transition from outdated models of animal agriculture to an evolved model of ethical and environmentally responsible plant-based farming.

Through petitions and public advocacy efforts, they are building a national dialogue and defending the rights of prisoners to meaningful rehabilitation through a non-exploitative and voluntary program of life-affirming food production and animal therapy. Prison farms can form the foundation of a better, healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate future.