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Mr. Preston from Las Vegas NV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coffee Grounds and Eggshells

Help me give my students a Spin Bin Composter. We have an amazing garden and would like to compost/recycle food from our lunchroom, paper from our classrooms and coffee grounds from our teacher's lounge.

  • $242 goal

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My Students

My name is Eric Preston and I have been a teacher for 19 years. I work in an atypical, typical school. We are typical because the students have differing socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, educational experiences and expectations, parental guidance and housing. We are atypical because of the cohesiveness we share. It started with the administration, was embraced by our staff and most importantly has filtered through to the more than 700 hundred students and their families. Which is exactly why we have decided to request funding for something that will benefit grades pre-K-5.

My Project

We will use the spin bin composter to create compost using recyclable materials found in our school. The compost will be used in our garden and for grade specific instruction on its value to the garden and the process of making it.

The lunchroom will be used to collect orange peels, banana peels and compost compatible foods of all sorts.

The teacher's lounge will be the hub for collecting coffee grounds. Our teachers will shred paper and compost it too.

Our school will sell what is produced in our garden at farmers markets. Each grade level will contribute in every aspect of the garden from planting, harvesting, selling, advertising and cooking with a nutritionist chef.

Mr. Preston
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spin Bin Composter 60 gal. Large Capacity Black Barrel Style Tumbler Compost Bin • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99

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