You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Livingstone from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seedfolks: A Community Garden with FEED USA

My students need 12 copies of Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, including Spanish versions, and 35 books related to vegetables and gardens to explore a community garden.

  • $416 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Urban teens in our city are gardeners! I want to encourage my students to participate in a local community garden program with a shared reading of Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman. Let's work with SEED USA to get middle school students growing---and eating---spinach, tomatoes, and zucchini!

My urban students, many of them English language learners, begin the year reading years below grade level.

We work hard in our mixed grade Language Arts classes to strengthen literacy skills and get ready for high school success. Daily reading is a cornerstone of our classroom. My students are pleasant and cooperative, and they look forward to exploring new topics together in class.

My Project

I am requesting 9 copies of Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman to add to copies we already have to make a full class set. In order that all students are able to participate fully, I am also asking for 3 Spanish translations of this book. A collection of vegetable and garden themed picture books will allow new speakers of English to master important food, vegetable, and gardening vocabulary. We're looking forward to reading tomato poetry while we dine on fresh vegetable snacks and learn about gardening opportunities for teens in our community!

Seedfolks tells the story of growing a strong healthy community through a shared garden.

This project will help my students build vocabulary and reading skills as it encourages them to harvest and eat fresh vegetables and adopt healthier food habits.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Livingstone is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seedfolks • AKJ Books $4.67 8 $37.36
Semillas/ Seeds • AKJ Books $6.23 3 $18.69
A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds • AKJ Books $5.42 2 $10.84
Seedfolks • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
First Garden • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Ann Plants A Garden • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola Series) • AKJ Books $5.45 4 $21.80
Laughing Tomatoes (Jitomates Risuenos): And Other Spring Poe • AKJ Books $6.20 4 $24.80
NUNCA JAM-S COMER+ TOMATES/ • AKJ Books $16.37 1 $16.37
Mystery Of The Traveling Tomatoes • AKJ Books $3.89 2 $7.78
Tomatoes to Ketchup (How Things Are Made) Inez Snyder, Jenni • AKJ Books $3.86 4 $15.44
Too Many Tomatoes • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Corn Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 4 $21.68
Corn Is Maize • AKJ Books $4.67 2 $9.34
I Like Corn • AKJ Books $3.86 2 $7.72
Of Corn Silk And Black Braids • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
From Bean to Bean Plant • AKJ Books $6.23 2 $12.46
Anansi and the Talking Melon (paperback) • AKJ Books $5.42 2 $10.84
Anansi and the Pot of Beans Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk, B • AKJ Books $3.08 2 $6.16

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Durham","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[423886],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":580677,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Livingstone","authorIds":{"423886":{"owner":"Ms. Livingstone","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[580677],"proposalHash":"1963540176","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":32068,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA0NTUyMA==","MTIxNTg=","NDIzODg2","NTE3Njkz","MTcxOTIz","NTU0Mjcz","MTY0NzQz"],"teacherId":423886,"schoolCounty":"Durham","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}