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Ms. Dena from Philadelphia PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Young Urban Farmers in North Philly!

Help me give my students a library of books related to urban farming and nutrition, a vermicomposting system, a beautiful carpet for our classroom, and the gardening tools we need for the year.

  • $2,064 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students bring curiosity, joy, excitement, and wisdom to the Young Gardeners program. Many of our students are brand new to the world of gardening, but some of our students bring rich experience, familial knowledge, and cultural connections to gardening, farming, food, and land.

Our Young Gardeners are scientists, artists, writers, eaters, explorers, and researchers.

We are curious, we are resourceful, we are kind, and we are working towards building a beautiful, strong, healthy community through our urban agriculture practice at school.

My Project

Many of my students live in a neighborhood that does not have access to affordable, convenient, fresh produce, so we are learning to grow our own at school with the help of the books and tools on this list!

The Young Gardeners Program aims to raise the next generation of urban farmers in North Philadelphia to connect students to the joy of growing their own food.

The materials on this list will help me build a beautiful, functional classroom space for students grades K-7 and will help my students have hands-on experiences in the garden all year.

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Ms. Dena
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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24 donors24 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC841 - Natural Accents Leaves Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
Gorilla Grip Original Premium Thick Kneeling Pad, Comfortable Foam Mat to Kneel On, Knee Pad Cushion for Gardening, Yard Work, Yoga, and Bath Room Floor for Baby Bath, 17.5 x 11 Inch x 1.5 Inch, Blue • Amazon Business $11.96 25 $299.00
Twigz Kids Gardening Gloves • Amazon Business $7.95 30 $238.50
Worm Factory 360 Composting Bin + Moisture and pH Testing Meter Worm Farm Kit (Green) • Amazon Business $170.95 1 $170.95
3-Piece Garden Tool Sets - Family Wood Handle Black Metal Gardening Trowels, Cultivator and Trans-Planter - by YAPASPT • Amazon Business $16.97 10 $169.70
Burpee Natural Organic Premium Growing Mix, 8 quart (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $12.00 10 $120.00
Grow Light Plant Lights for Indoor Plants LED Lamp Bulbs Full Spectrum • Amazon Business $23.99 4 $95.96
Whitmor Supreme 5 Tier Shelving • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Gardzen 5-Set Garden Propagator Set, Seed Tray Kits with 200-Cell, Seed Starter Tray with Dome and Base 15" x 9" (40-Cell Per Tray) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
ZOUTOG Plant Labels, 1000 Pcs Plastic Plant Tags 4 Inch Garden Makers with Pen • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Plantopedia • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Secrets of the Vegetable Garden (Shine-A-Light) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Gorilla Gardener: How To Help Nature Take Over the World (Wee Rebel) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Augshy 110 Pcs 4" Plastic Plants Nursery Pot,Seed Starting Pots • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Herbs A to Z • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Yucky Worms: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Edible Colors: See, Learn, Eat • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Plant Secrets • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Garden / Mi Jardin (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Tomatoes Grow on a Vine (How Fruits and Vegetables Grow) • Amazon Business $6.13 1 $6.13
Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells (24 Trays - 6 Cells Per Tray) + THCity Stakes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$1,686.93

Vendor shipping charges

$11.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,754.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$309.55

Total project goal

$2,063.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,063.68

24 Donors

-$2,036.08

Donations toward project cost

-$1,754.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$281.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.60

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$0.00

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