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Mrs. Hodgins from Silver Spring MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Tomato Time!

My students need 8 foot plant stakes and wire fencing in order to create a trellis system to support our tomato plants - we have about two dozen that are almost ready to plant!

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher at low-income school, every day I see the challenges that students face both in and out of the classroom. Over 50% of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, and nearly 15% of our students have limited English proficiency.

Despite these challenges, my students are intelligent, creative, and hardworking.

While I can't change the obstacles that many of my students face, I can make sure that I provide them with rigorous, relevant experiences to help them be successful in the real world.

My Project

Our school garden club was fortunate enough to have our first project funded in order to get our new garden club off the ground. Since then, we've built six raised garden beds with two more on the way, and we've planted dozens of seedlings for our new vegetable gardens. Students can't wait to grow and take home their own fruits and vegetables!

Our plants are ready for more support, literally!

We have a raised bed specifically dedicated to growing several varieties of tomatoes that can grow up to 8 feet tall! We are requesting your support to help us purchase garden stakes and fencing to help us build a trellis that will support our tomato plants as they continue to grow.

In addition to building our new trellis, we are also requesting some seed warming mats, seed starters, and hoses to help us get our summer seedlings growing! Students can't wait to grow strawberries, watermelons, and cantaloupes over the summer, which for some reason seem to be more popular than the kale! We are looking forward to a successful harvest this spring, summer, and into the fall!

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Mrs. Hodgins
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YARDGARD 308354B 2 Inch by 3 Inch Mesh, 60 Inch by 50 Foot 16 Gauge PVC Coated Welded Wire Fence • Amazon Business $86.91 1 $86.91
Garden Stakes Plant Stakes, 8-Feet, 20 Pack, 1/2-Inch Dia,Farm Stakes, Never Rust/rot, Better Than Wood Stakes And Bamboo Stakes, Green Fence Post Stake • Amazon Business $85.99 1 $85.99
Melnor Flat Soaker Garden Hose; 50 ft.; 2 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
MET certified Seedling Heat Mat, Seedfactor Waterproof Durable Germination Station Heat Mat, Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10" x 20") • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Viagrow Super Plugs, 100 Organic Seed Starter Plugs • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Professional Landscape Staples Commercial Grade 6 Inch Steel Garden eXtreme8482;Brand (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Multi-Purpose Strong Cable Ties (Pack of 100), 50 lbs, Black, Self Locking Zip TIes (8 inch) • Amazon Business $3.98 2 $7.96
TEKTON 8-Inch Mini Bolt and Wire Cutter | 3386 • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92

Materials cost

$287.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.86

Total project goal

$399.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.07

6 Donors

-$394.66

Donations toward project cost

-$339.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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