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Ms. Abreu from Miami FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Creative with Food Waste One Apple at a Time

Help me give my students the tools necessary to get creative with food waste and bake and cook tasty concoctions with the use of convection toaster ovens, blenders, and hot plates.

  • $994 goal

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My Students

Our school is environmentally-oriented with the top priority being learning about the ecology of systems and our impacts. These students are part of the Environmental Academy and range from the ages of 14-18. Many our students volunteer their free time at the local botanical gardens and at the zoo teaching children about our fascinating planet and want to do more long term hands-on learning project.

To be able to promote awareness of foods, awareness of climate change in relation to food (how it is grown and transported), where our food waste goes and how to prepare fresh healthy meals, this years classes will be learning about the health of soil to grow and preparing healthy meals from the garden.

Students will not only learn about soil science but will grow food, cook and prepare it in the classroom. By doing so, they will have a stronger connection to the food they eat and will have a greater appreciation for it.

My Project

Students will collect discarded bananas and apples while growing and harvesting herbs and vegetables in the garden. They will then use the ovens to make baked goods like apple pie or banana bread from scratch using the apples, bananas and other fruits that students do not intend on eating. They will use the hot plates to incorporate fresh vegetables into basic dishes like stir fry. In addition, the blenders will be used to make basic flavorful dressings to add as condiments to salads we will make from leafy greens grown in the garden.

By implementing a cooking component into the environmental science curriculum, students will learn the importance of food production and will gain a greater appreciation for it by using toaster ovens, hot plates and blenders to learn basic culinary skill sets that may give them the incentive to use fresh foods to cook a variety of foods.

In turn, they can go home, learn to eat fresh produce, and know how to prepare at home and in the community at large.

Ms. Abreu
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK22066957T 22-12 x 18-45 x 14-110 Convection Counter Toaster Oven • Grainger $126.94 3 $380.82
TK22066958T 10-12 x 4-1332 900 Watts Hot Plate • Grainger $29.22 8 $233.76
TK22066961T 40 oz. Push Button Blender Black • Grainger $38.68 3 $116.04

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