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Mrs. Fritz from Reseda CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting our Garden early.

My students need seed germination mats so that we can start our vegetable seedlings earlier during the cooler winter months.

  • $383 goal

This project expired on August 8, 2018.

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My Students

All students at our school have moderate to severe disabilities. They learn and practice vocational skills, communication skills, independence and work readiness. Horticulture & Animal Care is especially appreciated at this public school as students with disabilities in this low-income, urban part of Los Angeles usually do not have opportunities to plant their own vegetables and interact with farm animals. Taking care of the school garden and our farm animals teach the students not only vocational work skills but show them also that their efforts are making a positive impact on other creatures and their community.

My Project

Starting vegetable plants from seeds is an activity that many students with disabilities enjoy. It is a very structured task and it can be done inside the classroom during the cooler winter months.

Last winter, our seed starter trays did not yield many vegetable plants and we think it was simply too cool for the tender seeds to germinate.

With the help of these seed propagation mats, we will be able to start our garden earlier this next winter.

When we place our seed starter trays onto these electric seed-propagation mats, the heat from these mats will provide the perfect amount of gentle heat so that we will enjoy the maximum germination rate.

Mrs. Fritz
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Gro-Mat - 38 x 17 • Nasco $81.50 3 $244.50

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