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Mrs. Young from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow And Learn Nutrition

My students need indoor gardening equipment so that they can learn about the benefits of nutritious and sustainable living.

  • $441 goal

This project expired on September 18, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical "brown-bag" lunch for one of my students consists of the following: a Lunchables, 2 Honey Buns, 1 big bag of chips and a Fruit Punch. My students need to see the benefits and tastiness of eating nutritiously while getting a hands-on experience of the process of growing their own veggies.

My students are in a cross-categorical Special Education classroom and each one of them are amazing and unique.

They come from a very high-poverty neighborhood in an urban area. This neighborhood is fraught with violence and drugs, yet there is another culprit that shortens the average life-span in this neighborhood - poor nutrition. A lot of my students' only meals come from school - breakfast and lunch, and unfortunately the school meals are not full of many nutrients either. My students are eager to learn and willing to try new things, which I believe will be one of the main catalysts for changing their lives and not becoming another statistic.

My Project

My students are so excited about eating new foods and they go ga-ga when I bring in vegetable and fruit platters for class parties. They will be so excited to be able to have an up-close and hands on experience with the process of growing nutritional and fun to eat plants. I am requesting resources that will provide my students with this experiment in planting their own garden. We do not have any space outside available to us, so we must create our garden inside. I am requesting all of the necessary materials to plant and cultivate a healthy variety of vegetables which my students can help nurture from a seedling and eventually enjoy eating!

Everyone knows the staggering obesity statistics that our country is facing.

Not only are we a country that is expanding our waist lines, we are expanding our reliance upon large manufacturers and chemically enhanced food to meet our everyday nutrition needs. These companies and foods are letting us down. My students need a chance to learn how to grow and eat healthy,organic vegetables while also learning about sustaining the world we live in and the ground we rely on.

Mrs. Young
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Earthbox Youth Garden Guide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $38.95 1 $38.95
EarthBox Ready-to-Grow Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $63.60 1 $63.60
EarthBox Replant Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.67 1 $15.67
EarthBox Garden Stand • Carolina Biological Supply Company $42.75 1 $42.75
Root-Vue Farm • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.50 1 $27.50
Root-Vue Farm Accessory Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.00 1 $18.00
Plant Light House • Carolina Biological Supply Company $80.70 1 $80.70
Plant Light House Butterfly Screen • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.05 1 $17.05

Materials cost

$304.22

Vendor shipping charges

$30.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$374.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.04

Total project goal

$440.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.24

14 Donors

-$427.00

Donations toward project cost

-$374.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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