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Mrs. Schmidt from Stacyville ME is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating Green Thumbs in Our School

My students need a greenhouse, so they have a place they can go to learn how to grow their own vegetables and fruits.

  • $1,264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from multiple small towns in rural Maine. We have a variety of economic backgrounds with over 70% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. Our school serves students in grades 7-12 and provides rigorous academics, caring teachers, and a safe learning environment.

Our students are amazing, hardworking, and very creative.

In our small school, students wear many hats in various athletic clubs, school clubs, and leadership groups. These various opportunities create well rounded students who are successful after graduation.

My Project

This greenhouse will the beginning step for cultivating an agricultural program for our students to learn a life long skill of gardening, either as a hobby or as a potential career.

Students will learn how to grow plants from seeds by choosing the right kinds of soils and fertilizers and just the right amount of sunshine and water.

This greenhouse will house plants to be used in school and community gardens. Teaching students sustainability through growing, cultivating, and harvesting plants and crops is beneficial to the environment, as well as, giving students a skill that can be used beyond their school age years and can be passed on for many generations.

Mrs. Schmidt
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Palram Nature Series Mythos Hobby Greenhouse, 6' x 14' x 7', Silver • Amazon Business $979.99 1 $979.99

Materials cost

$979.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,073.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.47

Total project goal

$1,263.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,263.16

9 Donors

-$1,213.16

Donations toward project cost

-$1,031.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.97

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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