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Mr. Harding
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Saving Earth---Saving Us (The Future of Food)

My students need tools and materials including an ATOPSUN Super Bright LED Grow Light Panel Full Spectrum For Indoor Plants, Polycarbonate Tubing, and a Solar Powered Submersible Water Well Pump for the creation of aquaponic system prototypes.

My Students

We are an inner city school, and our student population is made up of 99% minority kids. Many of my students qualify for our free and reduced lunch program. In spite of the challenges we face, there is a lot of school pride at our campus. My kids are resilient and determined to create a better life. There is so much promise talent and hope in my students that they inspire me to new and creative ways to challenge and support their academic, social and economic development.

My Project

My class is on a mission to create a new paradigm for modern inner city living. I am asking for an ATOPSUN Super Bright LED Grow Light Panel Full Spectrum For Indoor Plants, Polycarbonate Tubing, and a Solar Powered Submersible Water Well Pump, heat guns, a hole cutter set, a Solar Air Pump for Fish Pond, epoxy glue and other materials for aquaponic system prototypes. Students will use the materials to create aquaponic systems adapted to the spaces and the lifestyles of inner city people. The facility will be a place where we can provide instruction in the art of aquaponics. My students will lead workshops in basic aquaponics, aquaponics system design and system installation.

We want to give our community the gift of healthy organic food and facilitate a re-connection of people to the natural world.

Benefits of the program include decreasing environmental impacts of traditional agriculture, improving the quality of diet of community residents, creating a training opportunity for students in an explosive new industry. The future is now.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ATOPSUN Super Bright 1800W LED Grow Light Panel Full Spectrum For Indoor Plant Flower Veg Grow/Bloom • Amazon Business $266.66 1 $266.66
Clear Polycarbonate Tubing, 2-3/4" ID, 3" OD, 1/8" Wall, 4' Length • Amazon Business $28.68 5 $143.40
FORMUFIT P002FGP-WH-5 Schedule 40 PVC Pipe, Furniture Grade, 5', 2" Size, White • Amazon Business $17.37 8 $138.96
NIBCO 401 Series PVC Pipe Fitting, Tee, Schedule 40, 2" Slip • Amazon Business $6.41 20 $128.20
Banjo TF200 Polypropylene Bulkhead Tank Fitting, 2" NPT Female • Amazon Business $11.16 10 $111.60
BACOENG 48V Farm & Ranch Solar Powered Submersible Water Well Pump DC 39FT Lift • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Hole Cutter Set781-181-38 In4 Pc • Grainger $103.08 1 $103.08
7-14 Circular Saw 5300 No Load RPM 15.0 Amps Blade Side Right • Grainger $81.28 1 $81.28
FORMUFIT P034FGP-BK-5 Schedule 40 PVC Pipe, Furniture Grade, 5', 3/4" Size, Black • Amazon Business $7.88 10 $78.80
Heat Gun120 to 1150F11.7A19 cfm • Grainger $39.20 2 $78.40
Lifegard Aquatics 2-Inch Standard Threaded Bulkhead • Amazon Business $7.45 10 $74.50
4 Pack Caster Wheels Swivel Plate Stem Break Casters On Red Polyurethane Wheels 880 Lbs (2 inch Plate) • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Banjo CPLG075 Polypropylene Pipe Fitting, Coupling, Schedule 80, 3/4" NPT Female • Amazon Business $2.15 20 $43.00
NIBCO 429 Series PVC Pipe Fitting, Coupling, Schedule 40, 2" Slip • Amazon Business $5.29 8 $42.32
Solarrific G3035 Solar Air Pump for Fish Pond • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
NIBCO 4801-2-F Flush Bushing Spg x H - PVC DWV, 4" X 2" • Amazon Business $8.26 4 $33.04
EpoxyMarine GradeWhite1 Oz Syringe • Grainger $5.62 5 $28.10
Banjo RB200-075 Polypropylene Pipe Fitting, Reducing Bushing, Schedule 80, 2 NPT Male x 3/4" NPT Female • Amazon Business $2.73 10 $27.30
NIBCO 4803 Series PVC DWV Pipe Fitting, Adapter, 4" Hub x NPT Female • Amazon Business $5.60 4 $22.40
Banjo HB075-90 Polypropylene Hose Fitting, 90 Degree Elbow, 3/4" NPT Male x 3/4" Barbed • Amazon Business $1.13 10 $11.30

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This project will reach 120 students.

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