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Ms. R. from La Mesa CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow Food Grow!

My students need to learn the joy and benefits of bringing food directly from raised garden beds to the classroom and onto the table.

  • $955 goal

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My Students

The school is an Arts Academy. Student have two core classes: English Language Arts/History and Math/Science. The students then get to choose a foundation class (theater, dance, ensemble, choral, fine arts). The result? The students are excited to be at school - they are motivated and energized - both academically and in the arts.

The students I have the opportunity to work with are creative, innovative, enthusiastic young people who are known to thank their teachers when they leave classrooms.

There are over 1,100 students on campus in grades four through eight. In the past few years, the school has blossomed as the result of a visionary principal, progressive staff and active parent community. Bottom line, teachers at this school LOVE to teach their craft to these students who are so happy to be here at this school!

My Project

Our school is an Arts Academy and we recently created a Culinary Arts Class! What better way to start a culinary class than to build a edible garden next to it?!

Our culinary garden is going to be a huge undertaking- but you will not find teachers, students, or volunteers more excited to start this hard work!

We have a large area outside the culinary class that is broken into three levels. The top level will be raised veggie beds, middle level will be citrus and butterfly garden, and the lower level will be mediterranean and edible flowers. We even have an arts teacher that is going to have her students create bird houses to support the harmonious atmosphere of the garden.

We want the garden to be student centered, and so we are thrilled that this garden - the raised beds, the butterfly garden, the edible flowers - will be right next to the classroom so that students can walk out the door and breath in the harmony of a beautiful, nutritious, and well maintained garden.

Ms. R.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Greenes Fence Cedar Raised Garden Kit 4 Ft. X 8 Ft. X 14 In. • Amazon Business $165.99 3 $497.97
Leisure Season Hexagonal Raised Garden Bed • Amazon Business $100.99 1 $100.99
VIVOHOME Polyresin Antique Outdoor Garden Bird Bath Green • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
GenLed Expandable Garden Hose, 50FT Strongest Expanding Garden Hose on the Market with Triple Layer Latex Core & Latest Improved Extra Strength Fabric Protection for All Your Watering Needs(Green) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Garden Hose Nozzle Spray Nozzle Heavy Duty High Pressure - Garden Sprayer Nozzle Hand - 8 Adjustable Watering Patterns - Pistol Grip front Trigger - Suitable for Car Wash, Pet wash and Watering Plants • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Solar Powered Bird Bath Fountain Pump 1.4W Floating Solar Panel Fountain Water Pumps Kit Outdoor Birdbath Water Fountain Pump for Pond, Pool, Patio and Garden Decoration • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Garden4Ever Bypass Pruning Shears, 8" Professional Sharp Gardening Hand Pruner, Tree Trimmers Secateurs,Hand Pruner, Garden Shears,Clippers For The Garden • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

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