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Mrs. Harrington from Alamo CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Row by Row, Tools to Help Our Garden Grow!

Help me give my students a wheel barrow and garden tools so they can work in their school garden.

  • $1,441 goal

This project expired on February 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the reason I come to work each day. If someone walked into my classroom, my hope would be that they would see a community that supports authentic, rigorous, and engaging activities that involve many modalities of learning.

Students in my class learn to take ownership of their own learning and a lot of what goes on happens organically.

Because of the passion I have for the environment and my strong desire to share it with the kids, my class is definitely engaging. Not only do I work with the students in my classroom, I work with the entire school community teaching all the students how to be Environmentally Conscious. If I can have just a few students each year fall in love with gardening and wanting to share it with others, my job has been a success.

My Project

Three years ago we started building garden beds at our elementary school. We are now up to 12 beds, built by Eagle Scouts that serve 12 classes, TK-3rd grade. The beds are filled with organic soil and have been planted by students this fall utilizing supplies that have been scraped together or borrowed by teachers and parent volunteers. Since we did not have storage for supplies, we have not been able to collect any supplies and each time we need them we must summon them from the community. Last year, we were able to secure a grant for a garden shed that is on it's way to us now, so we can gather, utilize and store our own garden supplies.

We need garden tools and supplies to sustain and enhance learning in our outdoor garden classroom.

Our program would benefit from a wheelbarrow to move soil, compost and wood chips that we use to amend beds and for mulch. We need shovels to move soil, rakes to keep our garden tidy and hand tools for students to do the work in the beds. For our organic garden program, bird netting is a protective barrier that helps to keep critters from munching on our bounty. Having access to these tools and supplies stored near the gardens will improve the functionality and efficiency of our program so when students are out in the garden, they can focus on garden activities and scientific discovery, instead of how to source a tool. We are thrilled to have a garden shed, and now we just need the tools to go in it!

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 320 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK21964817T Wheelbarrow 8 cu. ft. Capacity Tray Material Steel Number of Wheels 2 • Grainger $187.21 1 $187.21
TK21964812T Steel Garden Transplanter Corrosion Resistant Straight • Grainger $17.87 10 $178.70
TK21964818T Bird Repellent Netting Weight 10 lb. Used For Bird Control • Grainger $170.01 1 $170.01
TK21964813T Hand Cultivator • Grainger $13.13 10 $131.30
TK21964815T Fiberglass Bow Rake3 In.Tines • Grainger $53.99 2 $107.98
TK21964811T Round Point Shovel27 In. Handle14 ga. • Grainger $30.30 2 $60.60
TK21964814T Leaf RakeSteel48 in. HandleStraight • Grainger $22.28 2 $44.56
TK21964809T Round Point Shovel48 In.Handle14 ga. • Grainger $21.89 2 $43.78
TK21964810T Square Point Shovel47-12 In. Handle • Grainger $19.70 2 $39.40
TK21964816T 50 ft. x 58 dia. Premium Water Hose PVC 500 psi Black • Grainger $26.40 1 $26.40

Materials cost

$989.94

Vendor shipping charges

$98.99

State sales tax

$90.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,224.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$216.06

Total project goal

$1,440.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,440.42

3 Donors

-$1,440.42

Donations toward project cost

-$1,224.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$216.06

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$0.00

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