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Ms. Wilkerson from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Growing!

Help me give my students gardening materials to help them grow food year-round.

  • $645 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are absolutely wonderful! They range in age from 17 to 22 and have intellectual disabilities. Our school is a transition center that helps students to become as independent as possible by teaching them daily living and work skills. The students in my class are eager to learn and participate meaningfully in class.

My students will not be defined by their special needs!

They're excited to make their mark on the world, beginning with increasing their independence. They enjoy planting seeds, harvesting food, and having the opportunity to grow plants.

My Project

Gardening supplies are necessary learning materials for an effective horticulture program. Our school has two edible gardens, a small orchard of 43 trees, and a functional greenhouse that are all maintained by the students. The requested supplies will increase learning opportunities inside the classroom. An aerogarden will expand our growing space by allowing students to grow more food inside the classroom. The raised planter box will allow us to bring the garden to students with mobility issues.

We are empowering students by teaching them how to grow food while encouraging healthy, fresh eating.

Our gardens are organic. Students and staff research natural ways to encourage the growth and production of the plants. Students learn that food can be grown inside and outside.

Ms. Wilkerson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 65 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Bounty Basic - Indoor Garden with LED Grow Light, Black • Amazon Business $172.99 1 $172.99
FOYUEE Raised Planter Box with Legs Outdoor Elevated Garden Bed On Wheels for Vegetables Flower Herb Patio • Amazon Business $84.86 1 $84.86
Survival Vegetable Seeds Garden Kit Over 16,000 Seeds Non-GMO and Heirloom, Great for Emergency Bugout Survival Gear 35 Varieties Seeds for Planting Vegetables 35 Free Plant Markers Gardeners Basics • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
18 Pack of 6 inch & 8 inch & 10 inch Plant Saucers, Durable Plant Trays for Indoors Outdoors, Clear Plastic Flower Plant Pot Saucer, Made of Thicker, Stronger Plastic, with Taller Design (6"+8"+10") • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
COOLJOB Gardening Gloves for Men, 6 Pairs Breathable Rubber Coated Garden Gloves, Work Gloves for Men, Men’s Large Size Fits Most, Black & Red (Half Dozen L) • Amazon Business $15.58 2 $31.16
WORKPRO 6 Pairs Garden Gloves, Work Glove with Eco Latex Palm Coated, Working Gloves for Weeding, Digging, Raking and Pruning(M) • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
General Hydroponics pH Control Kit for a Balanced Nutrient Solution • Amazon Business $20.05 1 $20.05
Broom and Dustpan Set - Strongest NO MORE TEARS 80% Heavier Duty - Upright Standing Dust Pan with Extendable Broomstick for Easy Sweeping - Easy Assembly Great Use for Home Kitchen Room Office Lobby • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
1.5" Rockwool Starter Plugs, 2 Sheets of 49 Plugs (98 Plugs Total) + Twin Canaries Chart • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
GROWNEER 100 Packs 2 Inch Garden Slotted Mesh Net Cups, Heavy Duty Net Pots with 100Pcs Plant Labels, Wide Lip Bucket Basket for Hydroponics • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Fox Farm 6-4-4, 1-Pint FX14092 Grow Big Liquid Concentrate Fertilizer, Soil NPK 6-4, White • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
WORKPRO 6 Pairs Garden Gloves, Work Glove with Eco Latex Palm Coated, Working Gloves for Weeding, Digging, Raking and Pruning(L) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
KANGLONGDA 7 Pairs Women Gardening Gloves, EN388 2131X Outdoor Protective Work Gloves with Breathable Micro-Foam Coating for Gardening, General Purpose, Courtyard, 3 Purple + 3Blue +1 Grey • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98

Materials cost

$509.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$547.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.61

Total project goal

$644.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$644.05

2 Donors

-$322.02

Donations toward project cost

-$273.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.30

match offer

-$322.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$273.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.30

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$0.00

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