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Ms. Kalenak from West Orange NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Good

Help me give my students supplies such as fertilizer and clay pebbles and media to build an indoor hydroponics garden in our classroom.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with an amazing group of students who are motivated to learn about and explore the world around them. Their drive to learn about our Earth and investigate the way things work has motivated me as a teacher and made my transition to a new school a truly life-changing event.

My students' motivation and drive to work hard and understand what they are exploring is amazing!

I have students who constantly want to revise work, stay for help, and complete extra work to increase their grasp of new concepts. I am so excited to see the projects and work that continues to grow in the minds of my students.

My Project

Each year my classes complete a project at the conclusion of our human impact unit to share our own ideas with the school and community for reducing human impact on our planet. This year many of my students centered their projects around indoor gardening and rooftop gardening.

One of our best written and modeled projects this year requested we build mini hydroponic gardens in the windows of our hallway.

In order to bring this project to life, we need a portable power system that can run a water pump in our hallway and tubing, pumps, and media to create a vertical garden from old soda bottles. These materials will be used for years to come and can be shifted and reused in a variety of different hydroponics gardens, allowing it to be used for many future generations of students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
200W Portable Power Station, FlashFish 40800mAh Solar Generator with 110V AC Outlet/2 DC Ports/3 USB Ports, Backup Battery Pack Power Supply for CPAP Outdoor Adventure Load Trip Camping Emergency. • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
GROW!T GROWT GMC40l, 4mm-16mm, Clay Pebbles, 40 Liter Bag, Brown • Amazon Business $34.75 1 $34.75
Hydrofarm Active Aqua AAPW250 Submersible Water Pump, 250 GPH • Amazon Business $23.48 1 $23.48
400 GPH Submersible Water Pumps for Aquarium, Tabletop Fountains, Pond, Water Gardens and Hydroponic Systems with Two Nozzles, CE-ROHS Approved, 5.9 ft Power Cord • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
GE 6 Outlet Surge Protector, 20 Ft Extension Cord, Power Strip, 800 Joules, Flat Plug, Twist-to-Close Safety Covers, Black, 50769 • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Charlotte Pipe PVC 07400 0200 DWV SCH 40 PE Pipe, 2', PVC, 4", White • Amazon Business $18.82 1 $18.82
xGarden 50 Pack Lightweight Economy Net Pot Cups for Hydroponics and Aquaponics - 2" Diameter Thin Lip Design with Slotted Mesh Sides • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Oatey 30246 PVC Regular Cement and 4-Ounce NSF Purple Primer Handy Pack, 4 oz • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Polycarbonate Tubing, 1 7/8" ID x 2" OD x 1/16" Wall, Clear Color 24" L • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
BN-LINK BND-60/U47 Indoor Mini 24-Hour Mechanical Outlet Timer, 3-Prong, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Rain Bird SW10-30PS Drip Irrigation Spot Watering Dripper/Emitter, 1 Gallon Per Hour, 30-Pack • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Spears 447 Series PVC Pipe Fitting, Cap, Schedule 40, 4" Socket • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Drip Irrigation Feeder Branch Poly Rigid Line Tubing, Use with 1/4-Inch Drippers, Emitter and Misters, 50-Foot Length • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spears 447 Series PVC Pipe Fitting, Cap, Schedule 40, 2" Socket • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30

Materials cost

$374.87

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.50

Total project goal

$489.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.98

2 Donors

-$244.99

Donations toward project cost

-$208.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

match offer

-$244.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

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$0.00

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