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Ms. Grant from Fresno CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sunnyside Garden

My students need 7 shovels (round and loop hoe) and 3 cutting shears to use in our new vegetable garden.

  • $438 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Rotten tomatoes. Movie critics? Or just bad produce? In an area surrounded by agriculture, many of our students are disconnected from their food. Our garden is intended to restore that connection, invite learning and growth.... and hopefully a couple of fresh tomatoes.

Our high school is in an urban, low-socioeconomic area in California with an extremely diverse population: Hmong, Asian, Latino, African-American and Caucasian with a student population of 3,300.

Many of our students struggle outside of school, yet bring optimism and charisma to the classroom. Their families are often field workers and so have a negative perspective on farming. This garden will challenge their perspective and invite new dialogue, curiosity and learning. The culinary, health and science classes will use the garden as a hands-on learning environment to support classroom activities. School clubs will maintain the garden by planting, harvesting and (even) designing the layout. The garden will inspire new student leaders, bringing a new kind of "growth" to our school.

My Project

We are asking for tools: shovels, loop hoes and shears. These tools will provide the basic gardening equipment to start harvesting and prepping the soil. We will store them safely and use them throughout the seasons. These tools will help bring our garden to life, providing a hands-on learning experience that is effective, realistic and (of course) fun. In science classrooms they will learn about the pH of soil, plant genetics, composting and microbiology, while the culinary class will have the opportunity to pick fresh herbs and produce. Health class can use the food as a demo, discussing the importance of healthy food choices. Over time, many students will be impacted by the garden.

This garden is all about growth and connection.

The garden will grow food for our students to become more connected with what they eat. It will shape them into leaders and peer-educators, bringing new connections between each other, their food and themselves.

Ms. Grant
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Round Point Shovel, Handle Type Straight, Handle Material Ash, Handle Length 48 In., Blade Width 8-3/4 In., Blade Length 11-3/4 In., Blade Type Forward Step, Extended Blade Socket, 14 ga., Steel Blade Material • Grainger $27.68 4 $110.72
3-Point Compound Cutting Action Shears, Blade Size 10 In., Overall Length 24 In., Overall Length (In.) 24, Blade Material Non-Stick Steel, Blade Type 3 Point Compound Cutting Action Blade, Handle Material Tubular Steel w/Rubber Grip, Features Bumper • Grainger $29.92 3 $89.76
Loop HoeBlade Length 6 In.Blade Material Steel, Handle Material Aluminum, Handle Length 60 In., Handle Type Straight, Head Material Steel, Features Replaceable Blade, Powder-Coated Aluminum Handle with 6 In. Non-Slip Vinyl Grip • Grainger $27.59 3 $82.77

Materials cost

$283.25

Vendor shipping charges

$28.32

State sales tax

$25.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$371.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.60

Total project goal

$437.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.34

10 Donors

-$427.34

Donations toward project cost

-$363.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.10

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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