After serving two prison terms totaling more than four years, Thomas Jones, master's student in the ILR School, committed to turning his life around – through education and giving back.
New York State Impact
“We had pollinators, we had herbivores, we had predators, we had parasitoids – this complex web of this insect community that mimicked nature,” Bittner told the New York Times. “Which was one of our goals in establishing the native lawn, to create this beneficial native-plant habitat. It far exceeded our expectations, in numbers and complexity.”