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Mrs. Manswell from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inner City Garden: Eating Right, Year Around PT 3

Help me give my students AreoGardens and books to help grow fresh vegetables in the inner city, all year around.

  • $774 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in the heart of New York. They are special needs students and English language learners, which makes learning challenging. My students come from a variety of economic backgrounds, with all of them receiving free lunch. The school's population is very ethnically diverse as well. We serve a rising number of Hispanic and African students. Needless to say, students come to school with their own unique set of struggles and successes.

One thing the students have in common, though, is their love for school and learning.

I hope to create an environment at school and at home that meets their unique needs.

My Project

Inspired by the #ISeeMe campaign, I am creating a healthy living workshop to teach my inner city students sustainable food lifestyle. As a result, I want fruits and vegetables to be their first choice when they actually had items to choose from. Working with my socioeconomically disadvantaged inner city students, I see that they have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. I am going to change that.

Students will keep a journal and learn about the root systems of various plants and collect qualitative and quantitative

 My students will also create recipes, using the food they have grown within the classroom, and eat their creations.

The books will help with developing creative ideas for growing food in apartments.

Best of all, students will be allowed to take the gardens home and continue over breaks to eat right.

The AeroGarden hydroponic system and books will teach my students that they can grow fresh food all year, indoors, and without soil, in a uniquely observable way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Harvest - Black • Amazon Business $99.99 5 $499.95
ATBAY Reusable Grocery Bags Heavy Duty Shopping Box Collapsible Extra Large For Gift Basket Bags(3 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.95 2 $43.90
Indoor Edible Garden: Creative Ways to Grow Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables in Your Home • Amazon Business $21.13 1 $21.13
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days • Amazon Business $21.13 1 $21.13
The Kitchen Garden: A Month by Month Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76

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