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Mrs. Monson from Ojai CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Garden Grow!

My students need a greenhouse and garden beds to learn about seed germination and grow our own native plants and organic foods in our school garden.

  • $1,403 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is my privilege to work with a truly outstanding group of diverse students. On our campus we believe in being community-oriented and giving back to others.

We have a small beautiful campus garden that we would like to see incorporated into vast learning experiences with the addition of a greenhouse and additional garden beds.

Our small, rural school is an ideal environment to focus on individual needs of all learners, as well as challenge students to learn through engaging science and technology activities that fosters collaboration, inquisitive exploration and communication. With the addition of a greenhouse, students of all ages can help in seed collection, growing and cultivation of native plants and enjoy edible foods from our very own garden.

My Project

I am requesting a greenhouse and garden beds to help grow our school garden allowing students to take their classroom learning outdoors! The greenhouse will be used for seed germination, growing of natural foods, and native plants as an integral part of our science and health curriculum.

The greenhouse and planter boxes will provide students with opportunities for hands-on science learning.

Students from every grade level from Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade will have the opportunity to learn gardening skills to enhance student learning in science, math, communication and collaboration. The garden beds will be maintained and managed by individual classes developing a sense of community and ownership. This project connects our students to how and where their food comes from and ways to improve the native plant restoration in our area. Please help us make this a reality at our sweet little school.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harmony 6' x 8' Greenhouse with Starter Kit • Costco $599.99 1 $599.99
Raised Garden Bed 48" X 48" • Costco $74.99 6 $449.94

Materials cost

$1,049.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$96.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,191.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$210.31

Total project goal

$1,402.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,402.06

7 Donors

-$1,284.41

Donations toward project cost

-$1,106.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$177.66

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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