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Mr. Canon from Bethany OK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Garden - A Place to Grow and Learn

My students need 4 cedar planters and organic herb seeds.

  • $320 goal

This project expired on October 8, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every Friday, a large segment of our school population takes home backpacks filled with food. These students depend on this food for weekend meals. My students would like to plant a school garden. This would be used as an outdoor class and the proceeds from the produce would go to our food pantry.

My students are passionate, intelligent, and live in a community were common struggles are accentuated by the reality of poverty.

Many of them take home free meals for the weekend. These usually consist of canned goods. Many of these students only interact with foods that are processed and have no idea how to grow a garden of there own. The goal of this garden is to teach them a practical skill, farming, while continuing to meet a practical need, weekend meals. My school is high performing. In the past 3 years we have been deemed as such by our state Department of Education and have also been named a Model School.

My Project

The students will use the 4 cedar planters and organic herb seeds to begin planting a school garden. The garden will be available for use by all classes, on a schedule basis, for lessons or just as a peaceful place to read. The students will be able to learn patience and persistence as they seek a harvest of food.

This project will teach students a practical skill, farming, while continuing to meet a practical need, weekend meals.

The hope is that students will learn that growing your own food can be relatively cheep in the long run and that they will pass this on to their families.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 650 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Susquehanna SP17871 20-Inch Large Outdoor Square Planter, Cedar • Amazon $49.99 4 $199.96
Zziggysgal 12 ORGANIC Herb Seeds Set • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95

Materials cost

$212.91

Vendor shipping charges

$7.98

State sales tax

$17.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$271.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.90

Total project goal

$319.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.33

9 Donors

-$316.72

Donations toward project cost

-$270.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.75

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$0.00

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