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Ms. Colquitt from Oceanside CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Makeover: School Garden Edition

Help me give my students the automatic irrigation that we need in order to keep our school garden thriving! These drip line systems and seed starting materials will provide the foundation for a magnificent school garden.

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in the heart of Oceanside, California. We are part of a large military community. These families typically relocate every three years to support their loved ones, and my kids are often unable to see a parent for months at a time.

As a result of this lifestyle and the example that their families have set for them, my students are incredibly resilient, responsible, and oftentimes mature beyond their years.

I'm very proud of their focus and dedication to their education, and I'd like to provide for them inquiry based learning experiences to further foster their love of school.

My Project

Last summer, our beautiful school garden died because it depended entirely on manual watering. With the addition of automatic irrigation, we will be able to reliably hydrate our plants and maintain soil health. We need Drip Irrigation Kits, tubing, fertilizer and a seed starter mix.

Once irrigation is installed, students will be able to use, participate in, and learn from our garden throughout every season!

We will be able to propagate and grow both cool and warm season plants in this sustainable garden environment.

Our school garden will provide multifarious opportunities for nutrition education, environmental awareness, STEM learning, and interdisciplinary studies in art, writing, and research. Garden education can be applied to standards at every grade level. All children at our school will benefit from this gift.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK24660598T Landscape Drip Irrigation Kit Coverage 75 sq. ft. • Grainger $44.75 2 $89.50
TK24660599T Tubing PEX 1 EA • Grainger $18.29 4 $73.16
TK24660601T Electronic Hose End TimerLCD • Grainger $36.51 2 $73.02
TK24660603T Natural Fertilizer1 gal. • Grainger $53.94 1 $53.94
Peat Pots, 2 1/4 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.57 3 $31.71
Carolina Seed Starter Mix • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.35 3 $31.05
TK24660600T Scissor Style Cutting Action Tubing Cutter Cutting Capacity 18 to 1-58 • Grainger $16.59 1 $16.59
Humidity Dome, for Poly-Flats • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.53 3 $16.59
TK24660602T Sod Anchor PinSteel6 in. x 1 in.PK75 • Grainger $9.86 1 $9.86
Poly-Tray, Standard, without Holes • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.74 3 $8.22

Materials cost

$403.64

Vendor shipping charges

$40.37

State sales tax

$36.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.23

Total project goal

$608.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.22

6 Donors

-$218.00

Donations toward project cost

-$191.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.70

Matching donations from our partners

-$383.16

Match offers toward project cost

-$325.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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