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Ms. Madson from Long Branch NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing to Succeed

Help me give my students the tools to build a hydroponic vertical garden. Their goal is to grow enough fresh vegetables to support our lunch program.

  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are here to make a difference. Seventh grade is ready to change the school and in turn the world! I know it sounds ambitious, but I have the most eager and hardworking students in the school!

I am so proud of their perseverance and dedication.

They have set their goals high and have every intention of bringing their ideas to fruition.

Please help them in achieving their dream of creating a sustainable school and community. Together we achieve.

My Project

The students of our middle school are working to build a sustainable life. They are starting with good nutrition. By building a hydroponic vertical garden we will increase access to nutritious food. The link between good nutrition and increased performance is well documented. The students have also made this connection and in doing so are taking a direct and proactive approach to increase student performance in our school through better nutrition.

By funding our project you are an integral part of student achievement.

With the right tools, we can create a sustainable garden 365 days a year. The harvest will be shared with the school cafeteria and students in need. It will teach students how to provide for themselves as well as the importance of healthy eating.

Ms. Madson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LAPOND Hydroponic Grow Kit,3 Layers 108 Plant Sites PVC Pipe Hydroponics 12 Pipes Hydroponics Growing System Water Culture Garden Plant System for Leafy Vegetables • Amazon Business $134.99 1 $134.99
Lightingwise 4 FT 6500K T5 HO Fluorescent Grow Light Bulbs - Pack of 1,4,8,20,40 (20, 6500k - blue - veg) • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Grow Lights Plant Lights for Indoor Plants, Semai 40W 80 LED Lamp Bulbs, Growing Lamp For Plants Growth with 3/9/12H Timer 10 Dimmable Level 3 Switch Red/Blue Modes Full Spectrum, Adjustable Gooseneck • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Grow Light Bulb Indoor Plant - Grow Light For Indoor Plants - Led Grow Light - Plant Lights With Clip - Growing Lamp For Plants Growth with Timer • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Bonide (BND022) - Ready to Use Neem Oil, Insect Pesticide for Organic Gardening (32 oz.) • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
8 Herb Seeds Variety Pack of Non-GMO Organic Garden Plant Seeds – Assortment of Heirloom Herb Seeds and Hydroponic Seeds featuring Arugula, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Oregano, Sage, and Thyme • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
500+ Peppermint Seeds for Garden Planting, Non-GMO Organic Edible Green Mint Seeds • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70

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