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  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Going Green Library for Our Outdoor Classroom

My students need green gardening books to support our new outdoor classroom and encourage healthy eating.

My Students

You are what you eat! Healthy eating is the key to well-being. Unfortunately, many children do not make healthy food choices. My school is implementing outdoor classroom gardens in order to provide education on healthy eating through hands-on learning.

Our school is located in Elk Grove, CA.

One-third of the diverse student population are on a free or reduced price lunch program. Also, in the immediate vicinity of our school, there exists an abundance of fast food establishments. As a result, many of the students are distanced from the source of the foods that they eat and often miss the experience of growing and tasting fresh fruits and vegetables.

My Project

While the garden is a real-world learning lab for our students, the green gardening books will illustrate how the outdoor classroom garden can lead to nutritious and tasty food choices. Plus, students will hone their language arts skills by reading literature about plant life and investigate topics related to gardening and nutrition.

Since our school is located in a typical suburban setting of housing subdivisions, sidewalks, and strip malls, our students are often far removed from the source of the food products that they eat.

A school garden is a way to connect our students with nature. These books will aid that effort by introducing a variety of fun and informative green gardening concepts. Individual donors, Disney, and other foundations - please consider supporting us!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olivia Plants a Garden • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Green Kid''s Guide to Organic Fertilizers • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Green Kid''s Guide to Watering Plants • AKJ Books $19.76 2 $39.52
Green Kid''s Guide to Composting • AKJ Books $19.76 2 $39.52
Green Kid''s Guide to Soil Preparation • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Green Kid''s Guide to Garden Pest Removal • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Green Kid''s Guide to Preventing Plant Diseases • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Vegetable Gardens Lori Kinstad Pupeza, Lori Kinstad-Pupeza • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Reducing Your Foodprint: Farming, Cooking, and Eating for a • AKJ Books $19.42 1 $19.42
Composting • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
What in the World Is Green Energy? • AKJ Books $18.72 1 $18.72
What in the World Is a Green Garden? • AKJ Books $18.72 1 $18.72
Environments • AKJ Books $17.48 1 $17.48
From Seed to Plant • AKJ Books $13.10 2 $26.20
The Vegetables We Eat Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrato • AKJ Books $13.10 2 $26.20
Whose Garden Is It • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Butterfly Garden • AKJ Books $11.67 2 $23.34
All Kinds of Farms • AKJ Books $7.78 1 $7.78
Recycle: A Handbook For Kids • AKJ Books $5.84 2 $11.68
The Garden Project Margaret McNamara, Mike Gordon (Illustrat • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Earth Day Margaret McNamara, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$399.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.24

Total project goal

$554.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.91

11 Donors

-$409.91

Donations toward project cost

-$348.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.49

match offer

-$145.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 980 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Disney and 11 other donors.

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