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Ms. Winnette from Martinsburg WV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Minds and Vegetables!

My students need an Aerogarden hydroponic plant growing system and seed starter so we can explore what may be the predominant way produce is grown for our growing populations.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Here in our corner of West Virginia, my fifth graders struggle with learning disabilities in reading, language and math. While school can prove challenging for these students, many also struggle with families coping with poverty, addiction and illness. I consider it a real privilege to be allowed into their lives and they certainly live in my heart.

At school, we work on improving skills specific to each student.

They are courageous in tackling learning phonics, vocabulary, computation skills, and I love to see their joy when they realize they have mastered a new concept!

My Project

My students come from all kinds of backgrounds and many of them do not have much access to fresh produce. They also do not have insight into how food is grown and effective ways to produce food for an ever increasing population.

I would like to incorporate a hands-on hydroponic project into my special education reading, math and science curriculum.

The students would study how to grow vegetables of their choice and would each get to plant and manage their seedling and eventually take it home.

The Aerogarden system and seed growing kit would allow for up to 50 seedlings to be planted at a time. This resource could be used over and over again not just this year, but in years to come.

Ms. Winnette
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Bounty with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit with Seed Starting System • Amazon Business $355.89 1 $355.89
KVMV Indoor Hydroponics Grower Kit DIY Self Watering Hydroponics Tools Plant Cloner Kit Hydroponic System Planting Container Include Aquarium Air Pump Buoy Planting Box etc • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
AeroGarden Grow Baskets (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
AeroGarden Sponges (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
AeroGarden Grow Domes (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
AeroGarden Liquid Nutrients (3 oz) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$465.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.74

Total project goal

$591.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.60

4 Donors

-$591.60

Donations toward project cost

-$502.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.74

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$0.00

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