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Ms. Tina Alcain from Kealakekua HI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Micro Greens Please

Help me give my students the potting mix, seed trays and leafy green seeds they need to learn to grow and harvest various microgreens that they can eat.

  • $240 goal

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My Students

Many of my students are from low income families and receive free lunch. Our school is the only high school in our area and 61% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Sometimes, eating a healthy, well-balanced meal happens only in school for many of them. Being able to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for them to take home and share with their families is something we have been wanting to do in class for a long time. We also have livestock to take care of that we use as learning tools in the classroom.

Sharing the bounty they raised in class with their families will solidify the teachings and experiences they have in class.

They will be able to share with others how they worked in the garden and harvested what we grew and then turn around and share with the class how they ate the produce with their families.

My Project

Micro greens are the wave of the future, and that will be an interesting and delicious unit to cover in class. We have almost mastered how to grow seedlings for our school garden beds, and this should be no different. We will make sure to keep a close eye on planting technique as well as timing.

Most of the students have never eaten at a fancy restaurant, and with our own micro greens available, we will be able to pair with the culinary class to have our own Farm-to-Table experience.

Learning to grow their own food has been the focus of our class this year and this will be one more technique for them to add to their repertoire.

Ms. Tina Alcain
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PREMIER HORTICULTURE 713445 HP Pro Mix Growing Media, 2.8 cu ft • Amazon Business $45.70 1 $45.70
Plastic Bag-Printed HDPE 5-A-Day Produce Rolls 10"x15" 11 mic - 3500 bags/case • Amazon Business $26.40 1 $26.40
10 Strong Plant Growing Trays (Without Holes) - Durable, Reusable and Recyclable - Grow Plants, Start Seeds, Useful for your greenhouse and for Hydroponics - PACK OF 10 + FREE PLANT LABELS • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Basic Salad Mix Microgreens Seeds: 1 Lb - Non-GMO Seed Blend: Broccoli, Kale, Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Arugula, More • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Salad Mix of Sprouting Seeds Broccoli, Clover, Radish Alfalfa by Food to Live — 1 Pound • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Speckled Pea Sprouting Seeds - 1 Lbs - Certified Organic, Non-GMO Green Pea Sprout Seeds - Sprouts & Microgreens • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Organic Mustard Seeds, 1 Pound — Canadian Whole Yellow Seeds, Non-GMO, Kosher, Raw, Dried, Great for Planting, Sprouting and Microgreens, Hot Spice, Bulk • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
How to Grow Herbs and Microgreens for Health or Profit: Make money growing herbs and microgreens indoors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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