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Ms. McDonough from Camden NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Minds Through Growing Vegetables

My students need Earth Boxes and related supplies to start exploring gardening.

  • $554 goal

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My Students

As a teacher of students in a low-income, high poverty area, I know the many challenges my students face both inside and outside of the classroom. I also know that my students do not let these challenges or their circumstances define them. Despite these challenges, my students come to school each day excited and ready to learn. They are kind and caring students who want to improve their school and community. They are eager, passionate, and highly invested in their own education.

My Project

My students are excited to bring learning to life through gardening in the classroom. The garden supplies we are requesting will allow my students to explore gardening, learn about a variety of vegetables, and practice the academic skills related to maintaining a garden. They will use math, science, and language arts authentically as we plant, track, and harvest several vegetables. Gardening in the classroom will also provide an opportunity to discuss healthy eating, healthy food choices, and where our food and energy come from. Additionally, students will gain even more responsibility in our daily routines as they are tasked with caring for our classroom garden.

Ms. McDonough
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 16 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPower 2-Pack 24W 2 Feet T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Stand Rack for Seed Starting Plant Growing, 6400K • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
Miracle-Gro Expand 'N Gro Potting Soil 0.67 CF • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Earthbox 80101 Garden Kit, Standard, Green • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Earthbox 80101 Garden Kit, Standard, Green • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Earthbox 80101 Garden Kit, Standard, Green • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
6,600+ Heirloom Seeds, 15 Variety Seed Collection, Instant Garden - Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seeds for Planting (Collection Only) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can, 2.6 Gallon, Black (20-47287CP) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98

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