Arden Bucklin-Sporer [Audio]

At the beginning of the school year I sat down with Arden Bucklin-Sporer, executive director of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance and the main founder of Alice Fong Yu’s garden, to learn about the history of the program. Have a listen as Arden looks back at the transformation of the site from “Garden 1.0” to “Garden 3.0.”
(Produced by Patricia Fung 2012)

It’s not a horticultural wonder and it’s not a tidy garden, but it is a great place for learning and for students exploring their natural world, which we all know that kids don’t get enough of. People live in a concrete jungle and people are scheduled up to their gills and you know kids don’t have a lot of time to just wander around and wonder at things and I think that if there’s anything that I hope that this garden really does is it helps attach kids to the natural world in some very basic way so that they can begin to interpret other things and the broader natural areas that they might go to. – Arden Bucklin-Sporer

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