Remember everyone's Passionate Defense of School Gardens after the idiotic attack on them in Atlantic Magazine? Well, we have an other angle on the problem from a teacher at Bancroft Elementary in DC, the school chosen to participate in Michelle Obama's famous garden. Her behind-the-scenes report reveals some embedded bureaucratic obstacles to school gardens – obstacles that aren't going away soon, even with Obama's new child-obesity initiative having its big kick-off today.
I bet our own Michele could weigh in on the subject – she's a school-garden volunteer herself – and the wonderful volunteer mentioned in the link above was profiled here on the Rant. I'm sure she could chronicle the frustrations of gardening at Bancroft School herself – if she weren't so nice.
Anybody else have experiences with school administrators supporting or not supporting gardens that you're at liberty to tell us about?Posted by Susan Harris on February 9, 2010 at 6:30 am, in the category Uncategorized.