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Mrs. Hemphill from Commerce OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sustainability: Experiences From Seed to Table Part 2

Help me give my students 2 Palram Steel Work Bench planting tables and a Miracle-Gro Dual Chamber Compost Tumbler.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My 4th grade students come from a rural, Oklahoma school district with a high poverty rate (80% free and reduced lunch) and many mixed ethnic backgrounds. Our school has over 400 students from Pre-K to 5th grade.

My students are amazing children who just want to learn and succeed.

Unfortunately, they have many obstacles that stand in their way. Basic needs that most take for granted, like hunger, poverty, language barriers, and so much more.

School is a place where the students biggest worry should be what do I want to do at recess? They should be surrounded by peers and to be challenged academically so that they can become successful members of society.

On average, most of my students are below grade level in math reading and science. We are in desperate need of hands on learning experiences to light the fire and keep it burning.

My Project

A school garden will be a place that all of our students, faculty, and community members will love. We are seeking the tools needed for our students to successfully plant and cultivate a garden.

A garden will provide a more hands-on experience for many of our science/math lessons as well as empowering our students with lifelong skills.

We want our students to be inspired by gardening while learning where their food comes from and how insects and other things in nature play a vital role in taking care of the environment.

We look forward to our garden providing students with the opportunity to plant, grow, and try healthy foods and learn new skills by using the compost bin and planting tables in conjunction with other resources. A school garden will be a great addition to many of the programs we offer our children.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Palram Steel Work Bench, Silver • Amazon Business $67.55 2 $135.10
Miracle-Gro Dual Chamber Compost Tumbler – Outdoor Bin with Easy-Turn System, 2 Sliding Doors, Sturdy Steel Frame – All Season Composter, BPA-Free + Free Scotts Gardening Gloves (2 X 18.5gal/70L) • Amazon Business $97.90 1 $97.90

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