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Ms. Blevins from Tucson AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Freedom Garden

My students need seeds, plants, a water hose with a sprayer and a tarp to complete their Freedom Garden project.

  • $595 goal

This project expired on March 14, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever gone into the yard and picked a fresh, ripe tomato? How different it tastes than one that has sat on the store shelf? This is an experience that most children do not get as well, and is an important thing for our students when teaching them about the importance of appropriate nutrition.

My class is a middle school special needs self-contained classroom.

We spend our entire school day together and spend usually four school years together. We become a family and support structure that many of these students do not have outside our classroom. This allows us to know each other's needs very well. Each of the students has their own unique struggles in life, however, in our classroom they achieve great things. This makes everyday a blessing to each of us.

My Project

With the seeds, plants, tarp and water hose, my students will put together their Freedom garden they have been planning. They will be able to learn how to care for plants, keep track of growth amounts and harvest the food when it is ready. From there, the students will use their harvest to complete recipes. This will help them with measuring, timing, reading, writing, and nutrition.

This project will allow the students to fulfill a project they have wanted to do for a long time.

It will also help students have hands-on activities and something to work on for the school year assisting inclusion students with their general education friends. We would like to set it up, so that this project can continue each year with new projects for each new school year.

Ms. Blevins
Grades 6-8
  • Chaparral Middle School
  • Tucson, AZ
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Insulated Pistol Grip Nozzle, Die Cast Metal Body, Crush Resistant Glass Filled Nylon Handle, Brass Adjustable Tip, Insulated Grip, Pressure 60 PSI, Temp 100, Blue/Gray, Length 5 In, For Use With Standard Garden Hoses • Grainger $8.31 1 $8.31
Water Hose, Hose Description Weather Master(r) Reinforced Vinyl Hose, Number of Ply 5, Construction Reinforced PVC, Hose Inside Dia. 5/8 In., Hose Length 100 ft., Hose Color Lt. Green, Operating Temp. 90F, 732 Gallons per Hour, Maximum Pressure 300 p • Grainger $34.09 1 $34.09
Culinary Herb Garden(tm) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.12 1 $26.12
Sensory Dome(tm) Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.12 1 $26.12
Root-Vue Farm(r) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.97 1 $28.97
Watch It Grow: Seeds! Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.26 1 $47.26
Plant Collection, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.75 1 $99.75
General Seed Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $44.17 1 $44.17
Tarp, General Duty, Tarp Material 3.5 oz./yd. Polyethylene, Cut Size 20 x 30 ft., Finished Size 19 ft. x 29 ft. 4 In., Thickness 5.1 mil., Color Brown/Black, Thread Type Mildew-resistant, Resists UV Rays, Mildew, Tears, Heat-Sealed Seam, Aluminum Gro • Grainger $85.55 1 $85.55

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