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Mrs. Golden from San Fernando CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Gardening to Go GREEN

Help us get gardening tools to help beautify our school garden!

  • $3,371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

In the class of Maker Education, all of our students work on many projects, with some activities that require some tools and material. The class recently started to have a project helping out on the school, which is composting.

Together they help the school's environment and keep the school clean by recycling old materials that were left behind and not used. Some students in our class, named Kate, Victoria, and Angelina learn twenty-first century skills that allow them to use to cross disciplinary environment.

Erik, Kevin, and Lydia are the leaders for this project. They are the classroom leaders for our Maker Space elective. Everyday these three go to the garden and check the status of the crops. The three leaders are also in charge of planning weekly gardening activities for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes.

Gardening teaches students many skills. For one, it teaches us responsibility. We are responsible for keeping the garden clean, watering our crops, removing the weeds, and taking care of the tools. The garden also teaches us about where our food comes from. A great skill especially when our city is considered a food desert.

In Their Own Words

Improve our students gardening skills.

Make our school garden more welcoming to other schools.

Produce a reliable amount of edible crops.

Create a school culture around healthy eating.

Inviting community members to join the garden.

Give students an opportunity to practice being responsible.

Create a school culture that is focused on reducing their carbon footprint.

As the leaders of this gardening project we will use this opportunity to improve the over all school culture. We believe if our school had more healthy options we could improve the lives of our students. We will also use this opportunity to teach the younger grades how to be respectful.

Many years ago, our school had an award winning rose garden. Today we have a pit of dirt. We believe if we can beautify our garden it will not only improve over all happiness at our school, but also improve our reputation in the community. Our school also plans to use this opportunity to increase the amount of healthy food options available for our school.

Mrs. Golden
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK21792603T Thatch RakeStraight54 in. Handle L • Grainger $51.76 10 $517.60
TK21792611T Portable Hose CartSteel18 In. Dia. • Grainger $135.42 3 $406.26
TK21792608T Wheelbarrow 6 cu. ft. Capacity Tray Material Steel Number of Wheels 1 • Grainger $156.86 2 $313.72
TK21792612T 7 15 Gauge Flat Coated Gloves Glove Size M Black • Grainger $6.64 30 $199.20
TK21792601T Round Point Shovel48 In.Handle14 ga. • Grainger $17.20 10 $172.00
TK21792607T Hoe with 54 Fiberglass Handle • Grainger $30.29 5 $151.45
TK21792606T Loop Hoe with 60 Aluminum Handle • Grainger $29.16 5 $145.80
TK21792605T Stainless Steel Hand Trowel Round Point Ergonomic • Grainger $13.38 10 $133.80
TK21792610T 50 ft. x 34 dia. Heavy Duty Water Hose PVC 500 psi Green • Grainger $35.20 3 $105.60
TK21792609T Water Nozzle Trigger Flow Control60 psi • Grainger $17.53 5 $87.65
TK21792604T Garden Cultivator • Grainger $8.48 10 $84.80
TK21792602T Tamper with 43 Tube with Rubber Grip Steel Handle • Grainger $31.80 1 $31.80

Materials cost

$2,349.68

Vendor shipping charges

$234.97

State sales tax

$215.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$35.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,864.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$505.57

Total project goal

$3,370.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,370.47

1 Donor

-$3,370.47

Donations toward project cost

-$2,864.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$505.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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