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Teacher McCusker from Golden Valley MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let It Grow, Let It Grow!

My students need basic materials to start a community garden! WE need a garden hose, seed bag and more.

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with come from a variety of different backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, cultures, and family dynamics. Our school is a place where we work to ensure students feel welcome and safe 100% of the time. Our school is made up of students coming from all over the suburban Minneapolis area including: New Hope, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Crystal, and even North Minneapolis.

Each one of our students brings a special and unique perspective to our learning environments that enriches the learning of all students.

It is exciting to not only watch and facilitate the learning that takes place in the classrooms, but it is amazing to learn from the students and their personal experiences each day. It is a dream to be able to help them find the love in learning!

My Project

Middle school is a great time for students to become involved in their community. With our middle school, opening this year, it is the perfect time to start a school garden, in order to foster a sense of belonging and build community, not only in our school, but the local community as well. We look forward to seeing vegetables and herbs growing in our gardens with our students!

Building, maintaining, and growing a community garden will foster students' sense of belong through community involvement.

The community garden at our middle school will supply vegetables and herbs to be used in FACS classes, by our cafeteria staff, staff members, and even our families in the community. Additional vegetables and herbs will have the opportunity to be donated to a local food shelf to provide needs for local community. This project encourages community involvement from students and builds on the sense of belonging to a larger community from our students. Furthermore, students will be able to execute fundraisers for further learning supplements using products from their garden.

This garden has endless growing potential, but we need your help to get our project started! With this being the grand opening year for our community garden, we need many of the basics including: potting soil, vegetable and herb seeds, along with shovels and tools, a hose and watering attachment, in order to give proper care to our growing plants! Without these essential growing tools and the seeds themselves, our community garden will remain a great idea, and we want to benefit our students and growing community, making this a reality!

Teacher McCusker
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 500 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Garden Tool Set, UKOKE 12 Piece Aluminum Hand Tool Kit, Garden Canvas Apron with Storage Pocket, Outdoor Tool, Heavy Duty Gardening Work Set with Ergonomic Handle, Gardening Tools for women men • Amazon Business $31.56 3 $94.68
Growfast Garden Hose , 100FT Expandable Lightweight and Durable Water Hose with 3/4 Nozzle Solid Brass Connector Flexible Stretch Hosepipe for Heavy Duty Commercial Use and Watering, Washing • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Non-GMO Culinary Herb Seed Collection, 12 Individual Seed Packets Incl. 4,000+ Seeds Collectively (Sage, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Rosemary, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano & More!) Seeds by Seed Needs • Amazon Business $17.50 2 $35.00
Sustainable Seed Bugout Seed Bag - 34 Variety Survival Garden Seed Collection - 22,000 Non-GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds for Long Term Storage or Easy to Grow Instant Garden • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Orbit 58995 7-Pattern Thumb Control D-Grip Contractor Turret Watering Wand, 14" • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Golden autumn farm - Non GMO combination of 15 popular and easy to grow green vegetable seed combination • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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