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Ms. Porter from Nashville TN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Garden to Table Health Project

My students need 3 raised garden beds, garden trellis, Square Foot Gardening books, and other useful tools to start a school garden and an Instant Pot and canning supplies to preserve our harvest.

  • $990 goal

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My Students

Science should be fun and science should be challenging. Science must be taught in such a way that students form a life long love of the subject matter and hopefully pursue a career in the science field. I teach 7th grade science at a magnet middle school in downtown, urban Nashville. I have 103 diverse learners who are taught using a hands-on, inquiry based, science curriculum. My students are diverse. Our school has many nationalities represented. My students are high achieving, yet, from various different economic backgrounds. Our school is considered to be a school of need according to the number of students that qualify financially for free lunch programs. My students love to learn. They enjoy hands-on labs where they can create products or explain and explore why things occur.

My Project

My students would often complain about the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables available at their local grocery stores. Living in a food desert, the fresh produce options are limited. My students wanted an opportunity to put science into work. We learn about flower reproduction and photosynthesis each year. Through this project my students will address the lack of fresh produce while learning about science.

There's mounting evidence that students who participate in school gardening score significantly higher on standardized Science tests.

My students are training to be our future leaders. This garden allows the students a chance to lead with their peers and within the community. This project being kid-inspired will allow my student time throughout the school day to go outside and actively tend and take care of the school garden. After the garden is ready for harvest, my students will plan how they will distribute the vegetables to the community. This takes plenty of planning, communication with other students and adults in the school, and also the community. The students have to determine how they will market the fresh produce to the people that truly need it and arrange how to give it to those in need. These are all skills needed in college and in their future careers. This project also teaches the kids to think and consider others in need.

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Greenes 4 Ft. X 8 Ft. X 10.5 In. Cedar Raised Garden Bed • Amazon Business $87.08 3 $261.24
Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $179.95 1 $179.95
Seeding Square: Color-Coded Seed Spacing Gardening Tool for Planting the Perfect Vegetable Garden • Amazon Business $28.95 4 $115.80
Granite Ware 0719-1 Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit with Blancher, 12-Piece • Amazon Business $61.83 1 $61.83
Mel's Mix Square Garden Grid Kit, 4 by 4-Feet • Amazon Business $33.53 1 $33.53
Miracle Gro MGSPA38100FM Premium Bulk Soaker Hose Kit with EZ Connect Fittings, 3/8-Inch by 100-Feet • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
Dewitt 4-Foot by 50-Foot 12-Year Weed Barrier Fabric 12YR450 • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Panacea Products 36-Inch Fan Pot Trellis, Green • Amazon Business $17.91 1 $17.91
Square Foot Gardening with Kids: Learn Together: - Gardening Basics - Science and Math - Water Conservation - Self-sufficiency - Healthy Eating (All New Square Foot Gardening) • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
2wayz Garden Hose Splitter - FULL METAL BODY Y Ball Valve Hose Connector Fits With Outdoor Faucet, Sprinkler & Drip Irrigation Systems. Includes: 10 Rubber Washers + 3 Years Guarantee. Enjoy! • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Jarden 52505 Wide Mouth Ball Jar, 32-Ounce, Case of 12 • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ball Mason 16-Ounce Canning Jars, Pint, Regular, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69

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