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Mrs. Vera from Jamaica NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Growing!

Help me give my students the GrowLED Indoor Garden! We will raise our own plants from seeds inside our classroom with no windows. Then we will move our plants to our community outdoor garden in the spring.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an awesome crew! They love our school and come in every day with smiles. We have established a caring community both school-wide and in our classroom.

As a new school, we are just getting started and need additional resources, materials, and technology.

We service a large percentage of students receiving special education services and many of our students are living in poverty. Our students would greatly benefit from technology and materials to connect with and enhance our curriculum.

My Project

My students will be so excited to learn about how plants grow from seeds into flowers. We will start the seeds in our classroom using the GrowLED system and African marigold seeds. Students will learn hands on by planting their own seed and then making observations and decisions on how to best care for them. When the plants are ready, we will transplant them to our outdoor community garden at the front entrance of our school. Here my students will tend to and care for a larger garden, including herbs, flowers, and vegetables.

Our plants and garden will inspire all students and families who pass by and help create a beautiful community!

Inside our starter garden will adorn our classroom library. After outdoor transplant, our marigolds will not only add aesthetic appeal but they will help repel certain insects that are harmful to other plants. Our garden will be watered and weeded daily by my students and they will gain confidence and experience in gardening and acquire knowledge and skills they will use their entire lives. Your contribution will get more than the plants growing!

Mrs. Vera
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GrowLED LED Indoor Garden, Herb Garden, Kitchen Garden, Height Adjustable, Automatic Timer, 24V Low Safe Voltage, Ideal for Plant Grow Novice Or Enthusiasts, Various Plants, DIY Decoration, White • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Herb Garden Starter Kit (Indoor) Natural, Organic Planting | Pots, Markers, Seed Packets, Soil Mix | Fresh Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Sage, Thyme | Beginner Friendly • Amazon Business $24.89 1 $24.89
African Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix - Bulk 1 Ounce Packet - Over 10,000 Seeds - Huge Orange and Yellow Blooms • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

Materials cost

$102.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.72

Total project goal

$158.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.11

2 Donors

-$158.11

Donations toward project cost

-$134.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.72

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$0.00

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