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Ms. Norton from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Urban Classroom Gardening

Help me give my students a greenhouse! The greenhouse will be used for both the biology classroom and gardening club activities.

  • $1,080 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching biology to some of the best students in the Bronx. My students are amazing. They are naturally inquisitive, compassionate and love hands-on activities. They especially enjoy activities that allow them to explore the world around them.

As a science teacher, it is important to keep students engaged in hands-on activities that spark this curiosity and I have found that gardening does just that.

Living in an urban area, many of my students have not had the opportunity to grow flowers or their own food, yet the joy that they express when given the opportunity to do so in the classroom is palpable.

My Project

Many of my students have never had the opportunity to get their hands dirty in a garden, but when given the opportunity they love the experience! In the past, I have had my students grow seedlings in the classroom to learn about reproduction, the scientific method and photosynthesis, but we have been very limited in terms of space and supplies.

Having a special, separate space to plant seeds would provide the students with hours of meaningful, hands-on learning.

With this greenhouse they will be able to grow plants and learn about their photosynthetic neighbors year-round. The greenhouse will be used for classroom lab activities, as well as for the gardening club to explore the world of botany.

Ms. Norton
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Palram HG5508PH Hybrid Hobby Greenhouse, 6' x 8', Silver, Plant Hangers Included • Amazon Business $674.55 1 $674.55
GRIDMANN NSF Stainless Steel Commercial Kitchen Prep & Work Table w/Backsplash - 60 in. x 24 in. • Amazon Business $158.99 1 $158.99
Palram Automatic Roof Vent Opener • Amazon Business $40.96 1 $40.96

Materials cost

$874.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$917.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.93

Total project goal

$1,079.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,079.55

21 Donors

-$1,010.14

Donations toward project cost

-$862.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.77

Matching donations from our partners

-$65.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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