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Mrs. Thomas from Pasadena TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning a Sustainable Life Through Gardening

Help me give my students the supplies they need for a successful garden. The composter will help them to see and understand how we can reuse vegetation to help create new food and keep the cycle going.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with a small group of students who grow garden vegetables and fruits in our school ecology center. We grow vegetables, we have fruit trees and are about to embark on creating a remembrance garden for students and teachers who have passed on.

Our main goal is to grow fresh vegetables and fruits and then to open a farmers market.

The market will teach the kids business skills, improve math skills and encourage our community to support the students endeavors.

My Project

The composter will help the students learn how to reuse and recycle plant life to keep the cycle of growing new plants going. Our books and video will help us to understand how we can make a difference in our community and possible teach other kids and schools to do the same. We can make a difference, it just takes us taking the first step.

We plan to grow our gardens, create and run a farmers market from our campus to learn a business, and help feed our community with healthy, unprocessed foods.

They will be learning how to grow and maintain a garden so they can continue to do so after they have left our campus and make this a lifelong experience.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Composter, Schoolyard Gourmet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $141.75 1 $141.75
TK23044934T Garden Fork ABSTPR Handle Material 6-14 Handle Length Width of Tines 12 Length of Tines 4 • Grainger $7.97 4 $31.88
BOOK BIOLOGY COLORING PAPERBACK • Frey Scientific $26.36 1 $26.36
Rapitest Soil Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.27 1 $22.27
Staples Poly Composition Notebook, Assorted Colors, Wide Ruled, 9 3/4" x 7 1/2", 70 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.39 12 $16.68
Peat Pots, 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.65 1 $16.65
BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencils, Teal Barrel, 0.9mm, Dozen (MV11) • Staples Advantage $8.89 1 $8.89
2019 Blueline 12-Month Large Monthly Desk Pad, 21-1/4" x 16" (C181731-19) • Staples Advantage $8.74 1 $8.74

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