Walter

(Rebuilding historical www.sunflowerclub.net site.)

Below is a blog entry I like that sunflower grower Walter Bender made.


Walter, an MIT professor, co-founded an organization called One Laptop Per Child (www.laptop.org), which developed a laptop for kids in the developing world.

I was doing some volunteer work, and for fun, I offered some sunflower seeds to Walter.



I had no idea that he had grown sunflowers before, and that the experience of growing them as a child had impacted his interest in science and math.

So it was a lesson to me, that perhaps something as simple as growing sunflowers could be a fun way for kids of all ages to learn about science. It has been for me.

Walter is now directing a related organization called Sugar Labs (www.sugarlabs.org), which makes an operating system called Sugar.
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