Help me give my students the ability to care for our agricultural garden by providing a string trimmer to keep the weeds and grass from choking out our plants, the barrels for watering during the dry season.
We started an agriculture program last year and are now in our second year. We are teaching students basic survival skills that will help them later in life.
Living in a rural area, many of our students go hungry during weekends and when school is out of session, but we are trying to teach lifelong skills that will help them overcome these challenges.
These are the same students who were hit the hardest two years ago when Hurricane Irma sat on our community for hours, tearing homes from their foundations.
We have built garden beds outside of the classroom and are looking forward to growing our program but we need some help.
Our students come from generational poverty, and hunger is a real concern in our community. In addition to intense poverty, our students survived a major hurricane two years ago, and many have families that are still struggling to get back on their feet.
Our students are learning lifelong skills in the agricultural science class that will help provide them with nourishment for years to come, thus reducing hunger in our community.
With rain barrels, our students are learning about sustainability during the dry season and our trimmer will help keep grass and other weeds from choking out our plant life.
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