Arden is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance and has worked with green schoolyards and public school gardens in San Francisco for 12 years, building an award winning school garden program as a public school parent and working closely with school districts at the local, state and national level. She has worked to integrate school gardens and outdoor classrooms with the broader goals of the San Francisco Unified School district. Arden is co-author of How to Grow A School Garden; A Guide for Parents and Teachers available from Timber Press in July 2010. Her interest in urban agriculture is fueled by her family's organic farm and vineyard in Sonoma County, Ca.
Hi Arden! Welcome to the forum. Your work and the conference look very exciting. There are a lot of people here who are working with school gardens. I encourage you to connect with them in our Natural Teachers Network, among other places. I hope you make yourself at home here, keep us apprised of your work, and that you find this a rich source of resources and camaraderie.