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Mr. Hartsock from Richmond CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our School Garden Needs Your Help

Help me give my students the tools necessary for working in and sustaining our school garden. These tools, irrigation equipment, and supplies for our hens are crucial for the success of the garden.

  • $357 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students come from diverse social-economic and ethnic backgrounds all living in the inner-city of Richmond, CA. We are a Title I school with 100% of our students qualifying for free and reduced price lunch. Our Pre-K to 6th grade programs serve over 500 students, with a mission to develop growth mindsets and efficacy for all of our students.

For our students, living in the "Iron Triangle" of Richmond can often mean a life exposed to trauma, limited resources and limited life experiences.

We strive to provide a safe, enriching culture that sets a tone of stability that our students may not experience due to struggles of poverty.

My Project

Each day, we have 30+ students visiting the garden with their classrooms and during recess and lunch. Students love exploring the garden, learning about where our food comes from and learning crucial environmental lessons. In order to have a productive experience and success in the garden we need the trowels, wheelbarrow, irrigation supplies, and chicken food we have requested.

We need tools for our students to use while in the garden and we need supplies to help the sustainability of our garden.

We recently purchased 4 young hens and need supplies to help raise them. Our seasonal rotation of crops requires tools to be successful.

Mr. Hartsock
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars FiberComp Trowel • Amazon Business $5.81 20 $116.20
Gorilla Carts GOR4PS Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame and 10-in. Pneumatic Tires, 600-Pound Capacity, Black • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
MBTP Bulk Dried Mealworms - Treats for Chickens & Wild Birds (5 Lbs) • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
Habitech Irrigation Fittings Kit for 1/2" Tubing 20 Piece Set - 6 Tees, 6 Couplings, 2 Elbows, 6 End Cap Plugs - Barbed Connectors for Rain Bird and Compatible Drip or Sprinkler Systems • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Harris Farms 4226 7-Pound Plastic Hanging Poultry Feeder • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Axe Sickle (Pack of 50) Drip Emitters Perfect for 4mm / 7mm Tube, Adjustable 360 Degree Water Flow Drip Irrigation System for Flower beds, Vegetable Gardens, Herbs Gardens. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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