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Mrs. Burns from Walnut Creek CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing the School Garden

Help me give my students equipment, such as cottonseed meal, irrigation systems, and hoses, to grow and care for the school garden.

  • $391 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know that food tastes way better when we try it in the garden? - that's what the 650+ students share with me when they come to learn, grow, cook and taste in the school garden. Our school garden provides an outdoor classroom for a variety of lessons: science, art, nutrition, physical activity, writing and much more.

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" -A.Hepburn

My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions! They absolutely love the hands-on approach in the garden.

My Project

Our school garden continues to grow, bloom and expand. We have a spring scale to keep track of the amount of fruits and vegetables harvested from the garden. The lightweight hoses will be easy for students to use while watering plants. The cottonseed meal will give the soil an extra boost for increased produce production.

Students will use the label markers for plant identification in the main garden and the pollinator garden.

Labels will also be used for plant propagation lessons in preparation for Open House in the spring. Students are excited to come to the garden. Thank you for helping students and the garden grow.

Mrs. Burns
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Down To Earth 6-Pound Cottonseed Meal 6-2-1 07809 • Amazon Business $13.99 7 $97.93
Gideon Dual-Valve Hose Water Timer Sprinkler Timer Irrigation Controller System – Battery Operated; Easy Hose Connection with Simple to Use Digital System – for Garden, Flowers and Lawn • Amazon Business $39.95 2 $79.90
Garden Hose, Water Hose, 75ft Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose with 3/4" Solid Fittings, Double Latex Core, Extra Strength Fabric, Flexible Expanding Hose for Outdoor Lawn Car Watering Plants • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
GardenMate 25-Pack weatherproof BANNER metal plant labels, Height 10.5", Label Area 2.5'' x 7/8'' • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
YIKUSH 1000 PCS PVC Plastic Plant Labels for Nursery Pots,4 inch,White • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
DP Industries Clip Strip Garden Marker Pen • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82

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