Sarah Bernardi

Sarah Bernardi is at teacher at Bancroft Elementary School in the District of Columbia, whose students have been helping Michelle Obama grow the new White House vegetable garden.

Edible schoolyards, overworked teachers

To flourish, school gardens need more than photo ops

This post originally appeared on Ed Bruske’s Slow Cook blog. ———— Kids from Bancroft School in the White House garden with Michelle Obama. As one of the teachers involved with Michelle Obama and the White House vegetable garden, I’ve been impressed with the sudden surge of public interest in the simple act of children planting seeds. At Bancroft Elementary School, where I work first and foremost as an art teacher, we know only too well the benefits children get from growing their own food.  But I don’t think the public has any inkling how hard it is for teachers to …

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