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

Eat Local! Teaching Students to Garden!

My students need pots, soil, and tools to start a garden in our courtyard.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are dedicated workers who really learn through doing. In our science classroom we do a lot of labs and hands-on activities to learn new scientific concepts.

My biology classes love going outside and interacting with the world.

My chemistry students love designing and carrying out real world experiments. I try to bring new concepts to them daily and expose them to real world sciences to show them how they can truly make a difference in their world.

My Project

I will be teaching my biology classes how to grow plants. We will have a vegetable garden and a flower garden. To do this we need the border and markers to mark the location of each plant. We also need soil and seed starter pots so we can start our seedlings inside and track their growth. We will test our plants with different amounts of sunlight, amounts of water, types of fertilizer while they grow inside.

Once they understand the needs of our plants, we will plant them outside.

Then we will track growth, flower and fruit production, and even take some of our food that we grew into the cooking lab to try for ourselves!

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Ms. Rondeau
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gadgetmann Ergonomic Garden Tools, 4 Pieces Tool Set Includes Small Shovel/Weeder/Rake/ Trowel • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Dimex LandShark Pound-In Plastic Landscape Edging Project Kit, 20-Feet (3500-20C-3) • Amazon Business $17.19 2 $34.38
KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 4" Plastic Plants Nursery Pot/Pots Seedlings Flower Plant Container Seed Starting Pots • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, 8-Quart (currently ships to select Northeastern & Midwestern states) • Amazon Business $4.47 4 $17.88
Dimex LandShark Pound-In Plastic Landscape Edging Project Kit, 20-Feet (3500-20C-3) • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Hicarer 500 Pieces Plastic Plant Tags Garden Plant Labels Waterproof Flower Marker for Decoration, 5 Colors • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$160.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.02

Total project goal

$226.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.80

2 Donors

-$226.80

Donations toward project cost

-$192.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.02

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$0.00

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