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Ms. Villegas from Carson CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

With Love at the Root

Help me give my students garden trowels, hand gloves, handheld cultivators and seeds to continue with our current and limited garden.

  • $473 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in Carson, CA, where students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. They are respectful, kind and self-motivated students with moderate to severe disabilities. Their disabilities range from Autism, Intellectually Disabled and Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic.

My goal is to create opportunities for growth and to inspire with love at the root.

Despite academic, social or physical challenges faced, my students maintain a positive outlook and encourage each other to thrive. Their willingness to attempt different opportunities inspires me the most!

My Project

Our focus for this school year is on maintaining our already limited garden and on expanding it by growing different fruits and vegetables. My students need specific hand tools to pull out weeds, turn the soil and dig for planting different seeds. This hands-on approach will help my students with disabilities grow their own vegetables and hopefully when harvested, use them to cook a simple meal.

Sustaining a school garden requires a tremendous amount of labor but my students are willing to place the effort in hopes of seeing their garden grow nutritious foods.

In addition to the fruits and vegetables, they are also looking forward to growing plants that will attract butterflies! With your contribution, my students can participate in creating and sustaining a school garden.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK21360811T Hand Cultivator • Grainger $13.13 5 $65.65
TK21360809T Poly Leaf RakeWoodPoly • Grainger $16.41 3 $49.23
TK21360813T Garden Cultivator • Grainger $8.48 5 $42.40
TK21360810T Steel Garden Trowel Corrosion Resistant Straight • Grainger $6.46 5 $32.30
Vegetable Seeds Heirloom SillySeed Collection - 100% Non GMO. Veggie Garden Variety Pack: Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Kale, Radish, Peas, Carrot, Jalapeno Pepper • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
TK21360812T Stainless Steel Hand Transplanter Round Point Ergonomic • Grainger $10.76 2 $21.52
Fiskars All Steel Bypass Pruning Shears • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Vremi Heavy Duty Gardening Gloves for Men and Women - 3 Pack Large Size Bamboo Nitrile Coated Indoor and Outdoor Garden Gloves for Vegetable Roses or Flower Gardens - Blue Green and Red • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Vremi Heavy Duty Gardening Gloves for Men and Women - 3 Pack Medium Size Bamboo Nitrile Coated Indoor and Outdoor Garden Gloves for Vegetable Roses or Flower Gardens - Blue Green and Red • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Seed Needs Milkweed Seed Collection (6 Individual Seed Packets) Open Pollinated Seeds • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50

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