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Ms. Sweet from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Sustainable Garden

My students need gardening supplies such as soil, worms, seeds, young plants, insects, gardening tools, and a hose to bring their curriculum to life!

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our elementary school does an excellent job providing an education and opportunity for students who live in a lower socioeconomic demographic. At our elementary school, a majority of the students are second language learners. Their primary language is Spanish. Our elementary school gives these students the opportunity to obtain an education. In most families, these students are the first generation to go to school. Around 90% of the students at our elementary school receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

At our elementary school, we are building a self-sustainable garden. In order to accomplish this goal, we have started to build a full functioning compost bin. We have two compost bins that are the foundation for the self-sustainable garden. In order to encourage student participation, each grade will be responsible for a different part of the garden. They will be asked to complete tasks such as planting seeds, watering the plants, maintaining the compost bin, and clearing the weeds. The sixth graders will primarily be working in the garden. The garden provides the students the opportunity to engage with the curriculum in more hands-on manner. The students will be able to apply their learnings to the garden (i.e. life cycle of plants, seasons, insects). In order for the self-sustaining garden to be successful and a positive experience for the students, adequate funding is needed to kick-start this garden project. Supplies such as soil, worms, seeds, young plants, insects, gardening tools, and a hose, are all needed for the garden to flourish.

Ms. Sweet
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 470 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTERFLY PAVILION W/PREPAID LM CD FROM MF • School Specialty $36.77 4 $147.08
KIT VEGGIE AND HERB GARDEN JUMBO • School Specialty $23.64 4 $94.56
BAG COMPOST ASTM6400 64GALLON GREEN STOE4860E85 PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $53.38 1 $53.38
GARDEN TOOLS SET/5 • School Specialty $12.77 4 $51.08
SOIL POTTING 4 L • School Specialty $3.54 10 $35.40
AIR HOSE RED RUBBER W/HOSE GUARD 3/8'' MULTI PURPOSE 36' • School Specialty $26.97 1 $26.97

Materials cost

$408.47

Vendor shipping charges

$40.85

State sales tax

$37.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.26

Total project goal

$615.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.09

1 Donor

-$307.54

Donations toward project cost

-$261.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.13

match offer

-$307.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$261.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.13

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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