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Mrs. Campbell from Buffalo NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Grow!

Help me give my students STEM materials we will be able to expand our knowledge and hands on success of growing and producing fresh produce and flowers to help ourselves and others thrive.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is made up of 15 8th grade students in a special education self contained classroom. One of the biggest challenges that myself and my students face is a lack of support for education at home. This project is very important to my students to make up for that. They will be exposed to agriculture through the completion and exposure to self sustaining agriculture that will allow them to grow as more independent students. Most of my students are struggling with access of healthy food options at home. It is important for them to constantly have the opportunity to make good food choices to nourish their bodies as they grow. We hope to spread our increasing awareness and love of healthy food options and actually growing fresh produce while learning to grow it ourselves Our school is made up of very economically diverse families which provides a unique set of characteristics.

My Project

My students struggle with economic disadvantages and lack of support from home. We will use our new composter and starter materials to make amazing soil to plant our new seeds!! We will use our new planters and lights to grow our own produce to share with other students and our families!! The very few plants of fruits and vegetables that I have brought in from my home has peaked the interest of my students. My hopes of creating a fun and fulfilling attitude of agriculture in my classroom are to help my students and the students in my school also want to become active with agriculture themselves and carry it to their homes. Many if not most of my students have no other option of what to eat at home other than fast food or processed frozen food. The health and growth of these students rely heavily on their nutrition. This is a huge area of needed improvement. If my students know how to grow fruits and vegetables themselves then they will create that opportunity for themselves.

Mrs. Campbell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mindful Design Stackable LED Indoor Garden - Grow Herbs, Succulents & Vegetables • Amazon Business $71.99 2 $143.98
Keter 238699 Easy Grow Elevated Garden Bed, Anthracite • Amazon Business $117.99 1 $117.99
EJWOX Garden Compost Bin Tumbler, 43 Gallon Capacity with 2 Chambers Dual Rotating Composting Tumbler • Amazon Business $95.12 1 $95.12
Compost Bin with 7 FREE Charcoal Filters by Silky Road | 1.3-Gallon / 5-Liter | Vintage Cream Powder-Coated Carbon Steel | Kitchen Pail with Lid, Trash Keeper Container Bucket, Recycling Caddy • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Culinary Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit | Premium | 18 Non-GMO Varieties | Grow Cooking Herbs & Spices | Seeds: Peppermint, Basil, Fennel, Anise, Rosemary, Dill, Mustard, More • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit - Organic, Non GMO Herb Seeds - Basil Thyme Parsley Cilantro Seed, Potting Soil, Pots, Scissors - DIY Grow Kits for Growing Herbs Indoors, Kitchen, Balcony, Window Sill • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Dr. Earth Pure & Natural Compost Starter 3 lb • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94

Materials cost

$463.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.39

Total project goal

$589.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.29

2 Donors

-$392.85

Donations toward project cost

-$333.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.92

match offer

-$196.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.47

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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