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Mrs. Cymanski from Selma CA is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Healthier Kids: School Garden

My students need the following garden tools to cultivate our edible garden learning space: portable hose cart, trowels, hand cultivators, a rake, garden watering wand, and garden gloves.

  • $591 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are the sweetest high school age kids who have realized the mistakes they have made and are working extremely hard to earn their high school diploma in an alternative education setting.

Our school and teachers give them the second chance they so desperately desire.

We have become a family! We challenge them to be the best they can possibly be and achieve their goals in life. We are their cheerleaders and support system. My students are the future and I am the luckiest teacher to be able to spend my life working with them on a daily basis. I have learned from them what is truly important in life. Thank you in advance for considering donating to my amazing students. You are giving from your heart and we are truly appreciative!

My Project

Supporting research shows that when offered healthy food choices like salads with fresh fruits and vegetables, children respond by trying new items, incorporating greater variety into their diets, and increasing their daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Through these early, positive experiences, students are better prepared for a lifetime of healthy eating. We would like to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables in our School Garden. We will be able to use the wonderful tools like the trowels, hand cultivators, rake, watering wand, hose cart and garden gloves to cultivate our edible educational garden. Our students will learn how plants grow, reproduce and yield, along with many nutritional and gardening lessons.

We hope to not only change eating behaviors here at school but also give delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables to those in need in our community.

Mrs. Cymanski
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK15174443T Portable Hose CartSteel18 In. Dia. • Grainger $135.42 1 $135.42
TK15174444T Garden Rake16 TinesFiberglass Handle • Grainger $37.35 2 $74.70
TK15174439T Stainless Steel Hand Trowel Round Point Ergonomic • Grainger $13.38 5 $66.90
TK15174440T Hand Cultivator • Grainger $13.13 5 $65.65
TK15174441T Watering Wand Lever Flow Control100 psi • Grainger $12.23 2 $24.46
TK15174442T Canvas Gloves CottonPolyester Material Knit Wrist Cuff White Glove Size L • Grainger $1.19 20 $23.80

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