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Mr. Ritch from Chula Vista CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gardening Inside the City

My students need this to be able to grow their own food in a hydroponic garden.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have come to this school for a variety of reasons, the most important of these is that they have realized they need to get their high school diploma but haven't been successful in a traditional school setting.

In the lab, students are given the opportunity to apply core learning into practical skills.

Letting them discover skill they didn't know they had. Branching into new fields that they didn't know existed. Looking at the world in a new light and discovering a world outside of the social media.

My Project

In this project, the students will learn where produce comes from and that even if you don't have dirt to grow in you still can make your own food. The Rockwool Cubes are used to start the seed and provide a base for the roots. The Hydrofarm Clay Pebbles are used to keep the plants in the hydroponic system. And the Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Fertilizer provides the plant's nutrition.

The goal is to let the students take home their own produce and have it with their family.

By making a homemade salad with lettuce, bell pepper, tomato and cucumber and salsa with tomato, cilantro, onion, and chilles.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Gallon (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $91.29 1 $91.29
Hydrofarm Grow!t GMC40l Clay Pebbles, 4mm-16mm, 40 Liters • Amazon Business $33.47 1 $33.47
Grodan Rockwool Cubes (1 inch) 200 Cubes • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$141.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.97

Total project goal

$219.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.82

1 Donor

-$124.57

Donations toward project cost

-$124.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$73.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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