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  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Dahl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Promoting Healthy Living Through Active Gardening

My students need the items being requested so that we can continue our urban gardening project. Students volunteer before school, after school and over the summer to learn about and care for our school community garden.

My Students

Eager, urban middle school STEM students. I teach in a very diverse school with students who are very passionate about STEM education. The students in my STEM classes are creative and hard working. Most of the students in my classes will be first generation college students and many plan to pursue careers in STEM fields, many of who aspire to be engineers. STEM resources are essential to enhancing these students’ curiosity and creativity. Providing hands-on classroom experiences gives my students the skills needed to be the best in their classes moving forward to high school, college, and beyond.

My Project

Having students work on the school community garden connects students to the school and our extended district community. Students that participate learn valuable life skills that they in turn teach to their peers and family members. As we begin our second year of garden club we are requesting seeds, soil, sand, and planting trays to get our garden up and running. These materials will allow us to start plants in the school greenhouse. These plants will be distributed to our school community, used to plant our school garden, and sent to elementary schools across the district to start their gardens. Garden club members look forward to promoting healthy eating with their plant distribution, enjoying healthy eating when we enjoy our harvest and sharing the message with elementary students as we distribute starter plants for their gardens. Also new this year we will have a flower distribution to share love in honor of MOMS for Mothers Day at our school.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, 8-Quart (currently ships to select Northeastern & Midwestern states) • Amazon Business $4.97 8 $39.76
Be Good Company Natural Sand (Refill Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Extra Strength 72 Cell Seedling Starter Trays, 5 Pack, for Seed Germination, Plant Propagation, Soil & Hydroponics, Growing Trays, Planting Starter Plugs by Bootstrap Farmer • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
10 Plant Growing Trays (WITH Drain Holes) - 20" x 10" - Perfect Garden Seed Starter Grow Trays: For Seedlings, Indoor Gardening, Growing Microgreens, Wheatgrass & More - Soil or Hydroponic • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
Green Bean Seeds-Heirloom variety-Blue Lake Bush Bean Planting Seeds-50+ Seeds-USA grown and Shipped from USA • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Green Pepper Seeds-Heirloom variety-Green Pepper Yolo Wonder Seeds, USA grown and Shipped from USA • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
CERTIFIED ORGANIC SEEDS (Approx. 75) - Organic Cucumber Seeds - Heirloom Quality - Non GMO, Non Hybrid Seeds - USA • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Sweet Million Cherry Tomato (Organic) Tomato 150 Seeds By Jays Seeds Upc 643451295290 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Outsidepride Alyssum Mix - 2000 Seeds • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Outsidepride Marigold Mix - 1000 Seeds • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Seeds of Change Certified Organic Squash, Butternut Winter - 2 grams, 20 Seeds Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Seeds of Change Certified Organic Squash, Dark Star Zucchini - 2 grams, 20 Seeds Pack • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
100 Tendersweet Carrot Seeds • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
100 Beefsteak Tomato Seeds Lycopersicon Esculentum by RDR Seeds • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Eggplant Seeds - Black Beauty - aka Aubergine - Heirloom - Liliana's Garden • Amazon Business $3.87 1 $3.87

Materials cost

$179.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.50

Total project goal

$250.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.01

6 Donors

-$145.00

Donations toward project cost

-$123.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$105.01

Match offers toward project cost

-$89.26

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Tom’s of Maine and 7 other donors.

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