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

Plant Science Expansion

Help me give my students more supplies to continue working on the farm. Also, give them new tools such as a microphone, hydroponic systems and cameras to help expand their knowledge.

  • $1,981 goal

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My Students

My students really enjoy doing engaging hands-on activities. We take care of our school garden and my students really enjoy the farming part of the class. Our students are really excited that they get to grow their own produce for the cafeteria. I have noticed that when students grow their own vegetables they are more likely to eat them. Our students want to know more about healthy and clean eating. Not only do we focus on traditional soil gardening but we also experiment with other forms of growing such as aquaponics and hydroponics.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to continue to seed plants for not only our learning garden and farm but we also provide starts for other high schools. Students will build these hydroponic systems and grow crops for our kitchen to use in our cafeteria every day. Specifically the General Hydroponics system will be used to grow tomatoes year round in our greenhouse for our cafeteria. Our goal is to supply the kitchen with enough romaine lettuce that they no longer have to order from an outside company. The two PVC hydroponic systems will help achieve this goal. Students will also study the effects of growing hydroponically vs soil vs aquaponically. This is going to bring great opportunities for my students. The Camera is going to allow the students to capture the work as it is being done. Students will use the Blue Yeti microphone to record videos talking about the farm and their projects.

Mr. Briseno
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm is II Lens + 32GB Sandisk Memory + Canon Case + TTL Speedlight Flash (Good Upto 180 Feet) + Accessory Bundle • Amazon Business $549.00 1 $549.00
General Hydroponics GH4720 Farm Controller, Terra Cotta • Amazon Business $422.99 1 $422.99
WePlant Hydroponics Nft System with 108 Holes Kits,Vertical Hydroponics PVC Pipe Plant Vegetable • Amazon Business $134.90 1 $134.90
Techtongda 72 Holes Hydroponic Site Grow Kit Garden Plant System with Nest Basket Water Pump and Sponge • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Midnight Blue • Amazon Business $117.80 1 $117.80
Earthway 1001-B Precision Garden Seeder with 6 Seed Plates • Amazon Business $100.34 1 $100.34
200 Cell w/ 1020 Flat Seedling Starter Trays Extra Strength 5 Pack Combo - Seed Planting Insert Plug Tray, Soil & Hydroponics Plant Growing Plugs by Bootstrap Farmer • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99

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