(Rebuilding historical 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 (, 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 (, which makes an operating system called Sugar.