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Student-run greenhouse cultivates learning at Eagle Hill Middle School

A Total Farm To Table Experience


Click here to learn how Home and Career Skills Teacher, Betty Comerford, has transformed a vacant rooftop near her classroom into a thriving Farm to Table Operation at Hommacks Middle School in the Mamaroneck School District, Mamaroneck, NY.



M-W Students Sew for a Good Cause 

Under the direction of Monroe-Woodbury Middle School Family and Consumer Science teacher, Fran Callan, the 7th Grade Home and Career Skills students designed and sewed 14 patchwork quilts for Project Linus, an organization that donates hand-made blankets to children in hospitals and shelters. 

After watching a DVD showing the good works the project does for children, the students were touched and eager to get involved by contributing a quilt that they made. They learned what they needed to know during the class sewing unit and then they practiced what they learned. 

Doubt in the beginning was followed by confidence building success when the first quilt was completed. Then "We can't do it" became "We did it. Let's do more!" 

The students are proud of their accomplishment and happy that their quilts will help Project Linus bring warmth and joy to children in need. 

In this case, a great journey began with just one stitch. In addition, MW's Sewing Class and some members of the faculty at both the High School and Middle School also made and contributed quilts to Project Linus." 

Photos of quilts provided courtesy of: Gail Frustace-O'Mara, M-W High School  (Posted April 14, 2015)

(Hudson Valley West- April 1 2015)