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Ms. Howell from Orlando FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Class Garden

My students need seeds, gardening tools, and educational materials to successfully plant and care for a garden.

  • $874 goal

This project expired on June 11, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A majority of my kids live in apartment homes and will never have the experience of watching something grow. They will never experience the pride associated with creating a living thing and donating the fruits of their labor to a worthy cause-The Russell Home for Atypical Children.

Our school is a Title I school with an 83% low income ratio and high mobility rate.

We have the mose wonderful children but many have very limited experiences with nature or learning beyond the classroom.They have such vivid imaginations and are so responsive to new things. Their desire to learn is heartwarming and inspiring.

My Project

Our class needs the following items for our garden: seeds, a garden bed, greenhouses, planting starter kit, and several learning resource kits that teach the life cycle of plants. Our class will use these materials to continue a service-learning project that I started last year where they will learn how to serve their community through a learning experience. The garden we plant will produce healthy foods that we can then donate to a non-profit organization that houses children with disabilities. Some of these children become life long residents of this wonderful place. Since the home is a non-profit organization, they rely heavily on donations. While learning about the lifecycle of plants, the children will also understand their place in their community and how they can become contributory members of their community.

Donations to our project will enaable us to grow more vegetables.

The home will arrange a field trip to our school where the children will present them with the harvest from our gaden. This experience will plant a seed of giving and civic responsibility for my students thereby enacting positive social change within our community.

Ms. Howell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Kit, # 60053 • Amazon $139.00 2 $278.00
Delta Education 110-8349 Planting Starter Set • Amazon $33.95 6 $203.70
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Plant Life Cycle • Amazon $19.99 4 $79.96
Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse • Amazon $44.98 1 $44.98
Misco GH31 Three Shelf Greenhouse • Amazon $39.71 1 $39.71
Ferry Morse Large Vegetable Garden, 17 - Piece Set • Amazon $26.24 1 $26.24
Jiffy 5718 Professional Greenhouse 50-Plant Starter Kit • Amazon $8.92 1 $8.92

Materials cost

$681.51

Vendor shipping charges

$20.64

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$742.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.01

Total project goal

$873.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$873.38

4 Donors

-$873.38

Donations toward project cost

-$742.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$131.01

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$0.00

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