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Mr. Tim from Austin TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fermentation in the Gardens

Help me give my students the fermentation tools necessary to explore all of the amazing benefits of this timeless process!

  • $491 goal

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My Students

Our school is a tuition-free, innovative public charter school serving children in grades K-8. We nurture students' understanding of the world around them by providing opportunities for interactive, hands-on lessons and relevant project-based learning. A typical learning experience is full of movement and social interactions as learners work cooperatively and share their knowledge with one another.

Our school is a melting pot of diversity comprised of students from all over the greater Austin area.

Our school is demographically comparable to other schools around the Central Texas area and serves a substantial Title 1 population. Our community is open to all children and their families regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability.

All students in our program master the skills necessary to demonstrate social responsibility, good health, and environmental responsibility while creating and pursuing rigorous academic goals. There is a natural harmony when we come to appreciate and respect others, ourselves, and the environment we live in. By focusing on the whole child, our school benefits our whole society.

My Project

Our gardens are full of produce! This year we will have hundreds of heads of cabbage ready to be turned into sauerkraut. Students will explore the process of fermentation not only by growing the necessary veggies to make sauerkraut, but also use the fermentation crock and other fermentation tools to produce their very own homemade kimchi and various pickled veggies. What's more is that they will be able to wash all these creations down with some kambucha!

2020 will be the year of fermentation!

With your help this next generation of food conscious citizens will utilize this ancient art of food preservation to make the connection between fresh home grown produce and the power of microbes!

Mr. Tim
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 550 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Humble House SAUERKROCK Fermentation Crock with Glazed Weights - 10 Liter (2.6 Gallon) German-Style Water Sealed Jar in Traditional Brown for Fermenting Sauerkaut, Kimchi, Pickles and More • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
6-Pack Easy Fermentation Glass Weights with Handles for Keeping Vegetables Submerged During Fermenting and Pickling, Fits for Any Wide Mouth Mason Jars, FDA-Apporved Food Grade Materials • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
Humble House SAUERKROCK TAP Kombucha Crock with Stainless Steel Spigot - 10 Liter (2.6 Gallon) Ceramic Jar in Natural White for Continuous Brewing • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Cabbage Shredder & Slicer for Finely Cut Sauerkraut and Coleslaw. Compact Size. Super Fast Shredding, Slicing. • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 6 pack. Premium Presents brand. • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
12" Sauerkraut Pounder for Mason Jars Vegetable Fermentation- One Piece of Solid Wood • Amazon Business $12.94 2 $25.88
Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes • Amazon Business $18.83 1 $18.83

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