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Mr. Douglas from Kapaau HI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Food Production Technology: Agricultural Economics Project

Help me give my students experiences growing food. We want to study food production science and technology. We think Hydroponics is essential for production global food supplies.

  • $308 goal

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My Students

The mind, body, and spirit are all integral aspects of any student's experience with learning. Adults that realize that the full potential of a student is determined by that student's motivation and intrinsic desire to learn, have the power to make real change in a child's learning. Thank you for being that powerful adult in my students' learning experiences.

What makes my students special is they are so hungry-for-learning, easily engaged in new ideas and concepts, and deeply connected to their home Hawaii.

My Project

Our community is built on farming sugar cane. Now we produce over 47% of our communities gross food supply. Our students come from farm families and are interested in taking their farm production in new directions. Students think hydroponic garden are better for the environment that traditional garden and that they are cheaper and more reliable for global food production. Help us test our ideas.

What we need is a small hydroponic system with some organic chemicals, replacement materials, measurement tools, and notebook tools like rulers, tape, and scissors such the students can tape in photos and record their data.

This is an inexpensive, small scale grant and we would really appreciate being able to compare the traditional garden production and a cost vs. the hydroponic methods.

Mr. Douglas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SavvyGrow DWC Hydroponics Growing System-Kit - Medium Size w/Airstone, 11 Plant Sites (Holes) Bucket, Air Pump, Rockwool - Best Indoor Herb Garden for Lettuce, Mint, Parsley - Grow Fast at Home • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
SavvyGrow DWC Hydroponics Growing System-Kit - Medium Size w/Airstone, 11 Plant Sites (Holes) Bucket, Air Pump, Rockwool - Best Indoor Herb Garden for Lettuce, Mint, Parsley - Grow Fast at Home • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
FloraGro, FloraBloom, FloraMicro Set + 1oz Floralicious Plus (Quarts) • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
CCR Scissors 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Sharp Titanium Blades, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $3.98 5 $19.90
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, Versatile, Invisible, Trusted Favorite, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
48 Rockwool Grow Cubes (1.5 Inches) - Growing Medium Starter Sheets (48 Per Pack) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
25 Pack Wood Rulers Wooden Ruler School Rulers Office Rulers and Clothing Measuring Rulers, 2Scale (12Inch and 30CM) … • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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