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Ms. Rooney from Binghamton NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Grow at East Middle School

Help me give my students the materials needed to get a garden started.

  • $604 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Here at EMS we are mixed with ambitious, curious and a strong desired students. We are in a low income area and having the resources we need becomes difficult at times. The students are eager to explore the world of gardening, sustainability and farm-to-kitchen education. Between lunch time and our after school Power Hour club students get to be creative and explore what we have to offer.

My students are extremely creative and strive with the resources they have available.

It would be nice to broaden their scope and provide them with the endless possibilities in-store.

My Project

East and North sides of Binghamton are in a food desert. We are limited to the amount of fresh foods and ample grocery stores. Allowing my students to explore the wonderful world of food through gardening can provide them with the lifelong skills they need.

Providing food for yourself is such a great feeling.

Knowing how and what to do in the garden is something you don't forget. I want my students to be proud of their garden and the work they are going to put into this project. Watching something come alive from nothing is a learning experience in itself.

Ms. Rooney
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Algreen Products 34004 Raised Garden Bed/Kit • Amazon Business $58.99 4 $235.96
VegTrug 8 Pocket Herb Garden • Amazon Business $94.99 2 $189.98
ECOgardener Premium 5oz Pro Garden Weed Barrier Landscape Fabric Durable & Heavy-Duty Weed Block Gardening Mat, Easy Setup & Superior Weed Control, Eco-Friendly & Convenient Design, 3ft x 50ft • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$475.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$513.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.54

Total project goal

$603.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$603.60

5 Donors

-$603.60

Donations toward project cost

-$513.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.54

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$0.00

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