OUTSIDE TIME is a gem of a book: a history of, tribute to, and eulogy for prison horticulture and agriculture.
Staff who grow plants and livestock are exceptionally good at growing people too. The prison service should 'get back outside'.
A moving, informative, and personal tale.
Prof. Alison Liebling, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Cambridge
OUTSIDE TIME is an unexpected pleasure - well-written, fascinating and full of heart.
But above all OUTSIDE TIME is a vital testament to the extraordinary power of gardening and growing food to heal broken lives.
The prison service and the Department of Justice should take note.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, food writer, broadcaster and campaigner
OUTSIDE TIME is a fearless, passionate and deeply human treatise for rehabilitation by farming that makes perfect sense.
OUTSIDE TIME shows that working the land, caring for livestock and producing nourishment reconnects hand, head and heart.
Miriam Darlington, academic, author of Owl Sense and journalist for The Times
OUTSIDE TIME is an antidote to cynicism: it provides lessons to all of us about reintroducing ourselves to the land and connecting to nature.
OUTSIDE TIME is a powerful reminder that the past has lessons to teach the future. It is a stimulating, warm and important book.
Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project
Have greatly enjoyed Outside Time. Well done. Do hope that it produces change.
I had no idea that farms were such a big thing in prisons.
Sir Richard Thompson, author of Gardening for Health (2018) and past president of the Royal College of Physicians
Hannah & Bev Wright at HMPYOI Gaynes Hall