Mrs. Tracy from Wilmington DE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students supplies to care for our two pygmy goats arriving in March!
I teach at an innovative and award-winning, (KN-12th) dual-language, public, charter school in Delaware with a diverse school student population (40% minorities and 50% low-income). All of our students study the Greek language and global studies.
I teach Food Studies, African American History, Advanced Placement Human Geography, and U.S.
History to 10-12th-grade students. I am also the KN-12th-grade garden coordinator and one of the leaders of the Green Team on campus. Our school is a participant in the Eco-Schools program and we are currently pursuing five pathways: sustainable foods, waste and consumption, energy, schoolyard habitat, and healthy living. Our school is one of only a few schools in Delaware and in the country to receive the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag award for excellence in environmental action and learning. Our Green Team has worked incredibly hard to implement several major projects to educate our students about how to be environmental stewards of the planet. For example, we now have a recycling program, a school vegetable garden with 24 raised beds, a chicken coop with 10 hens and even a rooster. The bulk of the produce that we grow is donated to food closets in the City of Wilmington.
Our school is striving to have an exceptional urban farm-to-school program. We have ten chickens, an adopted hen, and a large outdoor garden with 24 raised beds. We donate nearly 70% of produce to people in need. Our Green Team recently sold t-shirts and hosted a Fall Harvest Dinner with 120+ guests to raise funds for fencing and a goat shed. We have finally raised enough funds to welcome goats onto our urban campus. We will be adding two pygmy goats in early spring. Our KN-12th grade students are incredibly excited to have the goats on our campus. During the summer, our secondary students will intern on our urban farm. They will grow vegetables in our edible garden and care for our chickens and goats. All students benefit from learning about the food system and by having meaningful opportunities to interact with animals. The supplies will be utilized frequently- imagine students walking our goats on campus! Despite having a non-traditional campus, we are doing amazing things at our school with our urban agriculture program.
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|Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 80 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container • Amazon Business||$65.14||2||$130.28|
|Weaver Leather Livestock Bling Body Brush • Amazon Business||$14.14||4||$56.56|
|Wunder Hoof All Natural Hoof Conditioner • Amazon Business||$26.38||1||$26.38|
|Southwestern Equine Perfect Scoop Replacement Fork Heads (Blue) • Amazon Business||$16.99||1||$16.99|
|Zenport Q91 Zen-Magic Ultra Twig and Hoof Trimming Shear Twin-Blade, 7.5-Inch Long • Amazon Business||$13.69||1||$13.69|
|Little Giant Mineral Feeder, 3.5-Quart • Amazon Business||$10.70||1||$10.70|
|Weaver Leather Livestock Poly Rope Sheep Halter • Amazon Business||$8.99||1||$8.99|
|Weaver Leather Goat Lead with 8-Inch Loop • Amazon Business||$8.06||1||$8.06|
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