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Ms. Schwartz from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Healthier Kids With Our School Garden!

My students need seeds, soil, and containers to start a garden!

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 9th-12th graders with a love for learning and STEM specifically.

Most of our students are low income and do not always come to school with all of the necessities to be successful in school.

They are so hardworking and deserve the best learning environment possible. They are so lucky to have so many wonderful programs available to them and they take full advantage of all opportunities. 100% of our students are accepted to college, and we want to prepare them for that challenge.

My Project

The mission of our School Garden is to engage and educate students through experiential learning opportunities related to nutrition, sustainability, and the local food movement. We will be planting different salad greens, lettuce, arugula, Swiss chard, kale and spinach, as well as other veggies we received in a previous project. The lifetime raised garden beds will be where all the seedlings our students started will go, with the organic potting mix we have requested. The perceived community impact will be fresh produce for consumption, nutrition education, knowledge of how to maintain a garden, community strengthening, and neighborhood beautification.

This will be an innovative learning opportunity to nurture and improve the overall health of our students, their families, and the broader community.

Sending our students home with fresh veggies will help them stay healthy!

The five goals of the project are to:

1. Educate students on topics of food security, organic gardening practices, environmental sustainability, and organic gardening practices.

2. Provide fresh produce for the school cafeteria as well as for students to take home.

3. Engage the community through personal gardening plot or cooking classes.

4. Offer the garden as a communal space.

5. Combat food insecurity through empowering students to engage in the local food movement.

Ms. Schwartz
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 60069 Raised Garden Bed Kit, 4 by 4 Feet, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $144.88 2 $289.76
Organic Potting Mix (2 Cubic Feet) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Organic Garden Greens Vegetable Seeds - 8 Varieties of Heirloom, Non-GMO Salad Greens Seeds - Lettuce, Arugula, Swiss Chard, Kale, and Spinach • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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