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Mrs. Tracy from Wilmington DE is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Plants to Life

Help me give my students a plant light house for my Food Studies course.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on April 18, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an innovative and award-winning, (KN-12th) dual-language, public, charter school in Delaware with a diverse school student population (40% minorities and 50% low-income). All of our students study the Greek language and global studies. Our school is located on the outskirts of Wilmington. I truly love working at a diverse school with a focus on global citizenship!

I teach Food Studies, African American History, Advanced Placement Human Geography, and U.S.

History to 10-12th-grade students. I am also the KN-12th-grade garden coordinator and one of the leaders of the Green Team on campus. Our school is a participant in the Eco-Schools program and we are currently pursuing five pathways: sustainable foods, waste and consumption, energy, schoolyard habitat, and healthy living. Our school is one of only a few schools in Delaware and in the country to receive the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag award for excellence in environmental action and learning. Our Green Team has worked incredibly hard to implement several major projects to educate our students about how to be environmental stewards of the planet. For example, we now have a recycling program, a school vegetable garden with 24 raised beds, and a chicken coop.

My Project

I teach an innovative and interdisciplinary course titled "Food Studies." This course examines why food matters and how we can act to support a healthier food system. Our conversations will address issues ranging from resilient agriculture and healthy access to the future of seeds and making most of the available food resources. We take a multi-faceted approach to food through exposure to excellent writing about food, agricultural, and environmental sustainability; cooking labs that will help students learn through the preparation and tasting of food; and interactions with farmers and other food producers through field trips to local institutions and farms. The students will also learn how to manage a school vegetable garden, how to compost, and how to care for chickens. I need the plant light house to grow vegetables and herbs from seed before transferring them to our indoor hydroponic system.

Mrs. Tracy
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plant Light House with LED • Carolina Biological Supply Company $114.75 1 $114.75

Materials cost

$114.75

Vendor shipping charges

$11.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.87

Total project goal

$185.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.82

2 Donors

-$185.82

Donations toward project cost

-$157.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.87

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$0.00

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