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Ms. V from Burlington NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Edible Schoolyard

Help me give my students tools and seeds to grow plants in our greenhouse and then plant to the garden. The rocks and minwax gloss coating will be used to create outdoor math games.

  • $462 goal

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My Students

My students are eager and excited to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from. The students that I work with are from all grades in the school. I work with their homeroom teachers to create a interactive learning experience.

My students come from a background where having a garden and learning how their food grows is not an option.

Each time we grow a new plant and watch them grow. The kids are so excited to see that all their hard work pays off. They love to taste the food they grow and even take home to share with their families.

The values my students learn from the garden is creating a great future for them. They always tell their families what we have done and when they see me out of school run up to me to tell about what they taught their family members.

My Project

The rocks and minwax gloss coating will create math and interactive games in the garden space. As well as an art project where the students will paint the rocks into different garden bugs. A few examples of the games are tic-tac-toe, math arrays and bar graphs.

With the soil, seeds and tools the students will be able to grow and data collect in the greenhouse.

We will then plant them in our edible school yard. The students will learn to harvest and make their own salsa. This creates and hands-on learning experience for the students.

The steps and work that the students will take away from this project will build their confidence and problem solving skills. Creating a pathway to a brighter future for healthy living, eating and how their food comes to be.

Ms. V
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
COOLJOB Kids Gardening Gloves, Comfortable Latex Durable Children Work Gloves for Kids, Mini Size for Ages 2-5, Green & Yellow Small Size (2 Pairs S) • Amazon Business $13.28 7 $92.96
Capcouriers Painting Rocks - Smooth Rocks for Painting Kindness Rocks - Rocks can Range from 1.75 to 2 inches in Length - Includes 20 Rocks • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Miracle-Gro Expand 'N Gro Concentrated Planting Mix, .67 cu. ft. • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Weed Armor Plus 15 6 Year Spunbond Landscape Fabric (Polypropylene, 4'x150') • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Yesland Set of 7 Plastic Watering Can - 1.8 L Easy Pour Watering Pot with Long Spout for Bonsai Indoors and Outdoors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Minwax 63200444 Helmsman Spar Urethane, quart, Gloss • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
COOLJOB Kids Gardening Gloves, Comfortable Latex Durable Children Work Gloves for Kids, Mini Size for Ages 9-12, Green & Yellow Large Size (2 Pairs L) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Seed Needs Bulk Package of 1,000+ Seeds, Sunflower Crazy Mixture 15+ Varieties (Helianthus annuus) Non-GMO Seeds • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Sweet Bell Pepper Seeds - California Wonder - Open Pollinated Heirloom • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Seeds of Change Certified Organic Jalapeno Pepper • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
White Cabbage Seeds 1000+ Giant Heirloom Non-GMO Garden Vegetable Green Organic Chinese Flowering Cuisine Cabbage for Planting Outside Door for Cooking Dish Soup Taste Good Delicious • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beefsteak Tomato Seeds, 300+ Premium Heirloom Organic Seeds, Gardeners Choice & On Sale, (Isla's Garden Seeds), Non GMO Organic, 85% Germination Rates, Highest Quality Seeds, 100% Pure • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tennessee Red Peanut Plant Seeds, Highest Quality Premium Heirloom Seeds, (Isla's Garden Seeds), Non GMO, 85% Germination • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Seeds of Change Certified Organic Santo Cilantro Slow Bolt, 200 Seed Count • Amazon Business $4.32 1 $4.32

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