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Mrs. Strahin from Arthurdale WV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Victory Gardens and the Foods We Grow

My students need raised beds, garden soil, and tools to work with in order to learn about growing their own foods.

  • $427 goal

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My Students

My students come from various backgrounds. Many live in rural areas and come from low income families. My students are very eager to learn through the use of hands-on learning experiences. They really love learning when teaching involves experiences that will prepare them for their adult life. My school is a military-impacted school. The students are so enthused when we honor their military members by having a luncheon for them and allowing the students to serve them.

Many of my students have parents or grandparents who serve in the military.

My students are inspired with excitement especially when their learning provides them with a hands on experience and takes them outside to focus on the environment in which they live. They are excited when they have the materials needed to met their needs in and outside of the classroom. Their eyes beam with excitement when they get to go outside to learn about environmental science and health instead of just learning through textbooks. They love to come up with kid-inspired ideas to learn about environmental science with hands-on learning. It really excites me when my students are eager to learn about victory gardens and to grow one of their own.

My Project

My students need raised beds, garden soil, and garden tools in order to assemble and grow a class garden. Students will learn about how early families survived during war times when food was at a shortage.

Many of my students come from a military community and are learning about how hard times were when their great grandparents were in the war.

They are learning how hard it was not available unless it was grown on the farm or in victory gardens. They are so eager to be able to have the opportunity to grow a class garden if our project gets funded.

Mrs. Strahin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 60069 Raised Garden Bed Kit, 4 by 4 Feet, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $129.88 1 $129.88
Metal Raised Garden Bed Kit - Elevated Planter Box For Growing Herbs, Vegetables, Flowers, and Succulents (1) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, 16-Quart (0.53-Cubic Feet) (currently ships to select Northeastern & Midwestern states) • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Garden Tools Set, 7 Piece Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Gardening kit with Soft Rubberized Non-Slip Handle -Durable Storage Tote Bag and Pruning Shears - Garden Gifts for Men & Women GGT4A • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Espoma BM10 Organic Traditions Bone Meal 4-12-0, 10 Pounds • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Bond LH016 Culti-Hoe With Telescopic Handle & Non-Slip Grip • Amazon Business $10.43 2 $20.86
Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, 1-Cubic Foot (currently ships to select Northeastern & Midwestern states) • Amazon Business $5.00 3 $15.00
Premium 3-in-1 Soil Tester Meter (Moisture, pH & Light) With Bonus Garden Plant Tags ✶ Suitable For Houseplants, Outdoor Plants, Bonsais, Succulents, Trees, Grass and Lawn • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97

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