The students enrolled in the service learning courses taught by Dr. Darlene Panvini were recognized in an article in the April 2007 Harris Hillman newsletter titled “The Belmont Sensory Garden Grant”. The students in Botany and Environmental Studies have done service-learning work at Harris Hillman. The Harris Hillman Special Education School services students with multiple disabilities. Sensory stimulation is a critical element of their instruction and care, which makes the sensory garden so important. Michele Howell, a biology major, wrote the proposal for a service-learning grant for $250 from the Service-Learning Task Force at Belmont. The grant will be used to purchase plants, sculptures and mulch.