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Ms. Kilgallen from Gaston NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow Our Garden, Build Healthy Bodies & Scientific Minds

My students need seeds, soil, a compost bin, a raised garden bed, seeds and tomato cages for a school garden.

  • $409 goal

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My Students

The seventh grade students at our rural Eastern North Carolina school are focused on getting to and through college, despite the challenges they face living in a low-income setting.

They are excited to grow their knowledge, and to develop the skills necessary to be successful later in life.

They work with urgency and grit to reach their goals, and they truly understand that their work and learning is never done. They are eager to make a difference in their lives, the lives of their families, and in their community as a whole.

My Project

Our school is located in a food desert. This is challenging for our students,who do not fresh produce, which makes healthy eating a challenge. Our students have been determined to fix this problem, and they decided that starting a school garden would be the best solution so that they can learn how to grow their own healthy food.

In our garden, students will grow healthy produce, providing them with nutritious food, ultimately improving their health, their families' and that of our community as a whole.

Students will plant seeds for their own plants, care for them as they grow, and learn the science of gardening. They will build an irrigation system, see the nitrogen cycle in action while composting and witness the beauty of pollination first hand.

As our crops come in, the Gardening Club will host Dinner Nights, welcoming their families and community members and show how to prepare nutrient dense meals. This will ensure students are able to continue healthy eating habits even outside of school.

At the end of the season, students will learn how to seed save, ensuring our garden's long term our garden will be sustainable. This project will enable our students to develop healthy eating habits that will endure throughout their lives, and the skills they learn in will ensure that they have the ability to continue caring for themselves even after they graduate.

Ms. Kilgallen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yimby Tumbler Composter, Color Black • Amazon Business $89.00 1 $89.00
Greenes Fence 2' L Critter Guard Cedar Garden Trellis (2 Pack), 47.75" • Amazon Business $41.80 1 $41.80
Watex WX035 24 by 24" Raised Garden Bed Kit,Micro Irrigation kit included, 1-Bed • Amazon Business $38.47 1 $38.47
Gardener's Blue Ribbon 3-Pack Ultomato Tomato Plant Cage • Amazon Business $28.11 1 $28.11
Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seed Collection – Assortment of 15 Non-GMO, Easy Grow, Gardening Seeds: Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Pea, More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Growth Love Plant Grow Bags for Vegetable and Herb Gardening | 5 Pack of 5 Gallon Grow Bags | Durable Nonwoven Fabric With Strong Double Stitched Handles | Reusable Potting and Garden Bags | NO Hassle • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, 16-Quart (0.53-Cubic Feet) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Miracle-Gro Expand 'N Gro Concentrated Planting Mix 0.33CF (Expands up to 1 Cubic Foot) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Songbird Essentials SE78200 Butterfly Feeder (Set of 1) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
David's Garden Seeds Flower Zinnia Cherry Queen DZECQG (Red) 500 Open Pollinated Seeds • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
20pc Gentle Plant & Flower Clips for Supporting Stems • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03

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