Students film and reflect as they harvest – in the Bronx & Upstate

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4th and 5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video. It is the latest in a series of student productions documenting the growth of their garden, composting and sustainability programs.

Students planted butternut squash seeds in spring in the PS 32 Children’s Garden with Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Richard “RB” Ball. RB took the kids’ planters upstate to Schoharie Valley Farms and put them in the ground. In September a group of 4th and 5th graders took a charter bus up to the farm to harvest their squash!

Rotating groups of students working with The Media Spot filmed the action and interviewed Richard and each other. Now they are using writing combined with video editing to tell their story and create educational videos to help the PS 32 Children’s Garden to continue to grow!

Ms. Helene Sorkin, school sustainability coordinator Nessa Arnold, and coach Bill Payret have been doing incredible outreach, organizing, fundraising, teaching, and building to help Principal Rebecca Lew develop their school garden into a community hub of health, learning and sustainability in the Belmont neighborhood of The Bronx.

We need YOU to join us in the garden!

Ms. Sorkin’s 4th and 5th grade class put together this commercial to recruit community volunteers for the PS 32 Children’s Garden.

Garden Festivals Document Sustainabilty at PS 32

Harvest Fest 2015