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Ms. Keith from Baltimore MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Growing STEMs and Roots

Help me give my students an experience growing and harvesting our own food.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school serves a low-income, urban school community in Baltimore City. I have an amazing group of students and a dedicated staff that strives to achieve very high academic goals. Our school works hard in developing strong math, reading and writing skills.

In the art room, I strive to create integrated lessons that pull in knowledge from core academic classes.

In keeping with the high standards for our students, I work to have ongoing development of our arts program. The arts help children achieve academically in many ways by teaching planning and preparation, following directions, thinking outside the box, and developing creativity and executing skills.

My Project

Last year, we started a raised bed garden at our school with the help of Captain Planet and some local businesses. We had a wonderful time watching and documenting our plants growing, but weather and lack of ideal places to start our seeds limited our project.

With this greenhouse and supplies, students can plant and document the growth of the seeds.

Students will keep drawing journals of the seeds' growth and conduct several science experiments about the conditions in which the seeds are grown. By creating a centralized place to grow our seeds, they will be safe and each class will be able to see what the others are growing. Gardening is not only a great educational experience, but also a therapeutic and calming activity for our students. It helps them understand where their food comes from and builds connections to the earth.

Ms. Keith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Green House HC-4201 Mini Greenhouse-4-Tier Indoor Outdoor Sturdy Portable Shelves-Grow Pla • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Espoma AP8 8-Quart Organic Potting Mix • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
10 Plant Growing Trays (No Drain Holes) - 20" x 10" - Perfect Garden Seed Starter Grow Trays: For Seedlings, Indoor Gardening, Growing Microgreens, Wheatgrass & More - Soil or Hydroponic • Amazon Business $24.70 1 $24.70
Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Hands-On Family) • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
Unco Industries (WWSB15LB) Wiggle Worm Soil Builder Earthworm Castings Organic Fertilizer, 15-Pound • Amazon Business $17.04 1 $17.04
Organic Vegetable Seeds - 13 Varieties of Non GMO, Non Hybrid, Heirloom, Open Pollinated Garden Seed - Tomatoes, Kale, Carrots, Broccoli, Arugula, and More • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
BIG PACK - SUNFLOWER Sunny Sun Flower CRAZY MIX (1,000+) flower Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds By MySeeds.Co • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Wildflower Seeds Butterfly and Humming Bird Mix - Large 1 Ounce Packet 7,500+ Seeds - 23 Open Pollinated Annual and Perennial Species • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
9GreenBox - Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells: (24 Trays; 6-Cells Per Tray), Plus 5 Plant Labels • Amazon Business $6.13 1 $6.13

Materials cost

$186.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.67

Total project goal

$271.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.14

3 Donors

-$187.00

Donations toward project cost

-$158.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.05

match offer

-$84.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.62

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$0.00

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