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Ms. Duncan
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Plant-it Earth

My students need a Sprout and Grow Window and three EarthBox Ready-to-Grow Organic Kits with a guide, staking system, and light fixtures.

My Students

Why teach with books when we can plant the seeds of knowledge all year round? "Little seeds we sow in spring, ... Give us carrots, peas and beans, Tomatoes, pumpkins, squash and greens... We pick them,... Through the summer, and the fall. Winter comes, ... we sow again." - Else Holmelund Minarik

I teach science at a rural middle school in Texas.

My 6th and 7th grade students are eager to absorb knowledge by making observations through inquiry-based investigations. A classroom garden will supply the key to keep them engaged while learning about the flow of energy in living systems.

My Project

EarthBox will provide hands-on activities that focus on “the innate principles and properties of water, light, soil, plants and nutrition by utilizing the scientific method in student-driven experiments”. A scientifically engineered container garden system will allow us to plant and maintain vegetables in the classroom with portable capabilities to utilize nature when conditions are adequate. In addition to these investigations, students will plant and care for various vegetables while observing their growth in the classroom.

The goal of this project is to provide hands-on inquiry based labs to increase student knowledge about the development of plants, the process of photosynthesis, and the role producers play in the food chain and our nutrition.

Please help our classroom "plant-it", observe it, and eat it.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EarthBox Ready-to-Grow Organic Kit • Nasco $59.95 3 $179.85
EarthBox Staking System • Nasco $41.75 1 $41.75
EarthBox Youth Garden Guide • Nasco $40.00 1 $40.00
Sprout & Grow Window • Nasco $17.25 1 $17.25
Light Fixture for Full-Size Mobile Light Cart • Nasco $106.25 2 $212.50

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