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Mrs. Judisch from Sebastian FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sowing Seeds for the Earth's Future: Organic Gardening

My students need 20 bags of peat moss and a small storage shed to store tools to create a school and community organic garden.

  • $876 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Everyone knows that organically grown food tastes better, but did you know that there are many more environmental benefits to organic gardening? To name just a few, organic gardening helps to reduce topsoil erosion, conserves water, and stops environmental pollution from potentially dangerous chemicals and fertilizers. This is particularly important in our area as our school has helped to found a protected FL scrub habitat surrounding our school property. I teach science to grades 3-5 in a predominantly low-income school, and we are working with a local garden club to start a joint school and community organic garden on our campus.

As we are in a low-income area, students at our school do not often have the opportunity to have fresh fruits and vegetables at home. We also have many students faced with the problems associated with childhood obesity. Our organic gardening project will enable students to learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables in an environmentally-friendly way. They will also reap health benefits from the physical activity required in the preparing and growing of an organic garden. Through this project, our students are also being taught how humans have abused the land, and how we can help to repair it so that it can continue to feed a growing population. Students will be taking part in all aspects of organic gardening - from preparing the soil and creating compost to the actual planting and caring for the plants. They are even excited about spreading manure for fertilizer!

While we have already received help from the local gardening club in the form of expertise and guidance in organic gardening, we still need many bags of peat moss to enrich the sandy topsoil before we can plant our garden. We also need a locking storage shed in which to keep our gardening tools.

Please help us in our efforts to bring the benefits of organic gardening to our students, and therefore instill a sense of environmental responsibility in our younger generation.

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

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PEAT MOSS: 1CU FT 15LB • Sargent-Welch $10.85 20 $217.00
SHED HORIZONTAL STORAGE (II) • Sportime, Inc. $418.99 1 $418.99

Materials cost

$635.99

Vendor shipping charges

$63.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$718.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$157.64

Total project goal

$875.77

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$875.77

3 Donors

-$437.89

Donations toward project cost

-$359.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.82

match offer

-$437.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$359.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.82

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$0.00

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