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Mr. Toscano from Baton Rouge LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Outdoor Classroom Urban Garden

Help me give my students the tools needed to build an outdoor classroom urban garden in our school.

  • $1,033 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our language immersion program is part of one of the largest middle schools in town. Students in our program receive their core classes either in Spanish, French, and starting this year in Mandarin.

The population in the immersion program is very diverse, composed of hard-working, talented, and very resilient individuals.

They are the core of what makes our program unique.

Some facts about our school are that 84 % of students receive free or reduced lunch and 74% have been classified as economically disadvantaged students. The school has a population of 73.6 % African Americans, 13.8 % Hispanics, 10% Whites, 1.6% Asians, 0.08% Native Americans. Additionally, the English Language Learners students represent 15% of our school population.

My Project

Many of our students live in a food desert area with few available and affordable fresh food which results in a lack of healthy eating habits for the students and their families.

By understanding the nutritional value of the vegetables and fruits harvested by their own hands, students will develop a deeper appreciation for fresh food and healthy nutrition.

The first phase is the creation of the Outdoor Urban Garden Classroom in which the language immersion program students will be taught through hands-on, project-based methods about seed sprouting, vegetable gardens, hydroponics, healthy nutrition, sustainability, self-responsibility, and instill an appreciation for natural resources all through the practical application of academic concepts. The tools listed in our proposal will be used by the students themselves to build raised garden beds as well as a hydroponic system.

Mr. Toscano
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK44176014T Corded Miter Saw 8 12 in Blade Dia. 5600 RPM Max. Blade Speed • Grainger $480.68 1 $480.68
TK44176015T 12 Electric Drill 10.0 Amps Pistol Grip Handle Style 0 to 1250 No Load RPM 120VAC • Grainger $119.78 1 $119.78
TK44176018T Wheelbarrow • Grainger $119.13 1 $119.13
TK44176017T 45-Piece Screwdriver Bit Set 14 Hex Shank Size • Grainger $32.79 1 $32.79
TK44176016T 6-PC. Brad Point Wood Drilling Bit Set 18 316 14 516 38 12 X 6 Carbon Steel • Grainger $16.53 1 $16.53

Materials cost

$768.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$877.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.89

Total project goal

$1,032.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,032.61

4 Donors

-$1,007.61

Donations toward project cost

-$856.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$151.14

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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