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Ms. Furrer from Bridgeport CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gardening Takes Learning to Infinity and Beyond!

My students need gardening tools to begin to cultivate a plot of growing space next to our school.

  • $486 goal

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My Students

My students bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to the classroom. Our school is situated in a tough neighborhood and the streets vie for dominance in educating our student population. Home life for my students in this poverty-level area (100% free lunch at school) is often difficult. Students are bringing a lot of baggage to school and it is impossible to check it at the door.

My students never stop surprising me with moments of tenderness, deep social understanding and connectivity.

My Project

Our student population has an extremely high percentage of children that are not performing on or near grade level. In addition to educational deficits, my students live in the concrete jungle, cut off from nature. Many suffer from depression and anxiety due to home life. Gardening can improve all of these maladies, and more as well. By attaining trowles, shovels and gloves, my students will be able to clean up some previously constructed raised beds and plant vegetables for our community. We are teamed up GVI (Green Village Initiative), who will supply us with plant material!

Gardening removes walls that stop many students from accessing knowledge, due to their learning style.

Research has proven that hands- on and experiential learning, like in a garden program, provide real life applications, build self-esteem and help to teach children a positive, life long skill that is a natural de-stresser. The basic tools that I am requesting will help start my students onto a potential path of gardening, eating and living healthy and give them a connection to their land.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK15790635T Stainless Steel Hand Trowel Round Point Ergonomic • Grainger $13.38 6 $80.28
TK15790634T Round Point Shovel29 in. Handle14 ga. • Grainger $36.35 2 $72.70
TK15790636T Steel Garden Trowel Corrosion Resistant Straight • Grainger $6.46 6 $38.76
TK15790637T 1.0 gal. HDPE Round Pail White • Grainger $3.72 10 $37.20
TK15790640T Cultivator Aluminum Handle Material 60 Handle Length Width of Tines 5 Length of Tines 4-12 • Grainger $32.48 1 $32.48
TK15790639T Bypass PrunerSteel34 In. • Grainger $26.14 1 $26.14
TK15790632T 15 Gauge Foam Nitrile Coated Gloves Glove Size L GrayWhite • Grainger $2.70 6 $16.20
TK15790641T Shrub RakePolypropylene42 in.Straight • Grainger $7.74 2 $15.48
TK15790631T 13 Gauge Flat Polyurethane Coated Gloves Glove Size M BlackBlack • Grainger $1.05 10 $10.50
TK15790633T 13 Gauge Coated Gloves Gray • Grainger $7.50 1 $7.50
TK15790638T Yellow Marking Flag 2-12 Flag Height Solid Pattern Blank • Grainger $6.11 1 $6.11

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