BRIARCLIFF MANOR â€” Members of the Greenhouse Club at Briarcliff Middle School are watching not only their own garden grow but are helping inner-city special-needs students at the Hawthorne Country Day School in Harlem grown theirs as well. The Briarcliff students are creating a five-part video miniseries on the how-toâ€™s of gardening, and the teachers at the Hawthorne Country Day School will use the series as a tool to teach their students the basics of planting and gardening.
The video series will be accompanied by worksheets and diagrams for the students to complete, which will be devised by BMS students and their Greenhouse Club coordinator and Science and Special Education teacher Bob Iovino.
â€œThe students and I are extremely excited for this opportunity,â€ says Mr. Iovino, who adds that the idea to partner with the Hawthorne School came from him and Hawthorne Country Day School teacher and administrator Christine Montalto.
Currently, members of the Greenhouse Club are busy creating worksheets, scripts, and videotaping for the project, which will culminate in late June with the children at the Hawthorne School planting a community garden of their own in Harlem.