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Mrs. Garvey from Chicopee MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Come Grow With Us

My students need garden supplies to create a vegetable garden and learn healthy eating habits.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are interesting individuals. They come from all walks of life with a variety of experiences. When they come together as a class, they bring their own unique perspectives and outlooks. Sharing who we are as human beings makes all our lives better.

We believe in building a positive relationship with each of our students.

One way we do this is to meet in small groups each day to work with students who need help with their reading skills. In grades four and five our students practice their reading fluency independently and then meet with a teacher to chart their progress. Our goal is to meet the needs of all our students.

At all grade levels, we work hard to engage our students in their learning! We celebrate learning at each student's pace, and focus on individual growth while creating a community of caring learners.

My Project

With the assistance of the Chicopee Fresh Farm to School Coordinator and our FoodCorps Service Member, we intend to implement the Backyard Growers’ Salad Days program in our school garden. We need screws, L-angles, landscape fabric, a hose, and sprayer to assemble and care for our raised vegetable beds. This program would allow every student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade to have three hands-on gardening experiences and two seed-to-fork experiences per year. In April, each class would come out to the garden and plant lettuce. In June, students would harvest and wash the lettuce they grew and plant fall crops including beets, carrots, squash, potatoes, and dry beans. The lettuce would be prepared and served as a salad in the school cafeteria the day after it was harvested. In September, students would harvest and wash the fall crops they grew. The fall crops would then be prepared and served in the school cafeteria the day after they were harvested. This program has been successful in other Chicopee schools, and our students are very excited to grow their own food!

Mrs. Garvey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simpson Strong Tie ML26Z ZMAX Galvanized 12-Gauge 2 in. x 6 in. Medium L-Angle 15-per box • Amazon Business $48.51 2 $97.02
Weed Armor Plus 15 6 Year Spunbond Landscape Fabric (Polypropylene, 4'x150') • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Camco 50ft Premium Drinking Water Hose - Lead Free, Anti-Kink Design, 20% Thicker Than Standard Hoses (5/8"Inside Diameter) • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
Camco 50ft Premium Drinking Water Hose - Lead Free, Anti-Kink Design, 20% Thicker Than Standard Hoses (5/8"Inside Diameter) • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
100 Garden Landscape Fabric Anchor Staples Durable 11 Gauge Steel 6 inch By Pinnacle Mercantile • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
100 Garden Landscape Fabric Anchor Staples Durable 11 Gauge Steel 6 inch By Pinnacle Mercantile • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Ray Padula Metal Front Trigger 7-Pattern Hose Nozzle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ray Padula Metal Front Trigger 7-Pattern Hose Nozzle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grip-Rite PTN158S1 1-5/8-Inch 6 Coarse Thread Exterior Screw with Bugle Head, 1 Pound • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Grip-Rite PTN158S1 1-5/8-Inch 6 Coarse Thread Exterior Screw with Bugle Head, 1 Pound • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47

Materials cost

$247.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.67

Total project goal

$331.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.16

2 Donors

-$331.16

Donations toward project cost

-$281.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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