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?