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Ms. NGUYEN from Lomita CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Sustain Our Garden!

Help me give my students these tools to enrich their gardening experience that can be tied directly to real-life strategies for gardening.

  • $814 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students come from all social-economics background and they all want to become better versions of themselves each day. They strive for independence, yet yearning for structure and guidance to combat their own personal problems, improve their academic performance, and social/life skills.

This group of students encompasses multiple capabilities, talents, and strengths they have yet to fully discover; and all it takes is exposure, motivation, and changing their mindset.

Through conversations and interactions, they learn to deal with their personal to family life problems, social and academic struggles. They learn patience, responsibility, good work habits, self-esteem, and even learn about different cultures through the community of like-minded middle age peers.

The students in my class strive for excellence and genuinely care about one another as they work on bettering themselves. They just need the right tools to help them grow.

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches trust." -Gertrude Jekyll

My Project

When it comes to our school garden, each student takes pride in taking part in creating and sustaining it. During the California heat, our plants, especially the young seedlings and baby plants struggle to fight the heat and sometimes they don't make it. In the past the students have used towels, plastic table covers, and even big post-it poster papers that we don't use anymore to shade the plants from being burned by the heat waves and the sun's direct light during peak hour (10am-2pm). However, they were ineffective and time-consuming.

Having the right tool in the garden plays a huge role in helping students understand sustainability and effectiveness of a thriving garden.

They will see how these tools help them grow stronger and healthier plants for many seasons to come. They will be able to apply this knowledge and create their own version of them at home should they one day need them in their own sustainable home gardens. But the most important part of this lesson is to learn the right way to do it first and then they can get creative with building their own.

It would be an incredible gift to our students to be able to use these tools in the garden so they can learn how to create a thriving garden.

Ms. NGUYEN
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BeGrit Sun Mesh Sunblock Shade Cloth UV Resistant Net for Garden Cover Flowers Plants Patio Lawn 6.6 x 13ft • Amazon Business $18.42 12 $221.04
F.O.T 6Pcs(25.6" x 23.6") Greenhouse Hoops,Plant Support Garden Stakes, Rust-Free Grow Tunnel 4.9ft Long Steel with Plastic Coated Support Hoops Frame for Garden Fabric, Plant Support Garden Stakes • Amazon Business $25.99 6 $155.94
Radius Garden 10202 Ergonomic Aluminum Hand Weeder, Green • Amazon Business $9.23 12 $110.76
8 Quarts xGarden Horticultural Grade Premium Perlite - Coarse and Chunky • Amazon Business $11.79 8 $94.32
Kotap BB-6B Ball Bungee, 6-Inch, Black, 25-Piece • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90

Materials cost

$597.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$691.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.05

Total project goal

$813.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$813.69

2 Donors

-$813.69

Donations toward project cost

-$691.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.05

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$0.00

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