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Mr. Maresh from Meriden CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where Does Your Food Come From?

My students need grow beds, seeds and planting materials to begin an urban agriculture project.

  • $327 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students often ask me, "When am I ever going to use science in my life?" I tell them it is not the just the content that is important, but it is the way science requires you to approach problems that is truly valuable.

My students want tangible learning experiences that have real-world applications.

Students at my school have limited resources to engage in truly immersive learning in the science concepts that interest them. This is compounded by the fact that often times, even the essential supplies needed are not available.

My Project

This project is designed to work in conjunction with an aquaponics class currently being offered. These materials will be used to grow microgreens in our classroom.

Some of the most expensive things to buy are our perishable goods, why not show students how to grow some of their own at home?

Microgreens are very well suited to the classroom because they grow fast, are relatively low maintenance and show the entire cycle of growth, from planting to harvest in as little as two weeks.

Students will learn why microgreens are a good option to grow at home, from the nutrition aspects to the cost savings. They will also learn of business opportunities for microgreens in this urban setting.

Mr. Maresh
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gardener Select SSC13300 Coco Plant Base Liner-Bulk Roll • Amazon Business $53.70 1 $53.70
1020 Trays - Extra Strength No Holes, 10 pack, for Propagation Seed Starter, Plant Germination, Seedling Tray, Fodder, Microgreens by Bootstrap Farmer • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Microgreen Trays Extra Strength, 10 Pack, Shallow Seed Starting 1020 Plant Germination Tray with Holes for Microgreens Wheatgrass and Fodder by Bootstrap Farmer • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
White Stem Pak Choi Cabbage Seeds: 1 Lb - Non-GMO Chinese Pakchoi Sprouting Seeds - Microgreens, Vegetable Gardening • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Seeds: 1 Lb - Non-GMO Vegetable Garden & Micro Greens Growing Seed • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Basic Salad Mix Microgreens Seeds: 1 Lb - Non-GMO Seed Blend: Broccoli, Kale, Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Arugula, More • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Spicy Micro Salad Mix Microgreens Seeds: 1 Lb - Non-GMO Seed Blend: Broccoli, Kale, Mustard, Cabbage, Arugula, More • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Mountain Valley Seed Company Radish Sprouting Seed - Red Arrow Variety - 1 Lb Seed Pouch - Heirloom Radish Sprouts - Non-GMO Sprouting and Microgreens • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46

Materials cost

$243.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.92

Total project goal

$326.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$326.13

2 Donors

-$163.06

Donations toward project cost

-$138.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.46

Matching donations from our partners

-$163.07

Match offers toward project cost

-$138.61

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.46

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$0.00

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