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Mrs. Almon from Hartford CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Worms and Compost

My students need a compost tumbler, compost supplies, and earthworms to learn about natural waste and decomposition.

  • $584 goal

This project expired on August 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade in a Title I school. Although my students may live in an impoverished neighborhood, my students are vibrant and will brighten up your day! They can be an energetic bunch! They are hard workers and love to show this to anyone who walks into our classroom or whoever they see in the hallway!

My students are an amazing group of children with different abilities and personalities.

They are busting at the seams to learn. They are excited to learn and grow.

My Project

“The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.” ― Rumi

Our school needs a compost tumbler, compost supplies, and worm farms to start a compost system for our food waste.

This compost tumbler, compost supplies, and worm farms will educate our students to create less waste and how to compost food waste. They will learn how food waste can become compost with the help of worms. The compost will be used to fertilize our garden beds, which in turn, will generate food for our students.

This project will teach our students how to treat our Earth better by creating less waste, taking care of all living things: worms, each other, and plants, life cycles, and composting. This project will create a change in our school to benefit us all!

Mrs. Almon
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worm Composter Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $115.65 1 $115.65
Worm Factory DS5BT 5-Tray Worm Composting Bin + Bonus "What Can Red Wigglers Eat?" Infographic Refrigerator Magnet - Vermicomposting Container System - Live Worm Farm Starter Kit for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $109.95 1 $109.95
MaxWorks 80699 42-Gallon Rotary Tumbler/Composter • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Worm Farm with 50 Earthworms • Carolina Biological Supply Company $49.72 1 $49.72
Dirt Makers: The World of Earthworms Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.95 1 $26.95
Top Rated Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1.3 Gallon-Includes Charcoal Filter • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Compost Thermometer - Cate's Garden Premium Stainless Steel Bimetal Thermometer for Backyard Composting - 2 Inch Diameter Fahrenheit / Celsius Dial, 20 Inch Temperature Probe • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Jobe's Organics Compost Starter 4-4-2 Organic Gardening Compost Accelerator, 4 pound bag • Amazon Business $18.84 1 $18.84

Materials cost

$440.00

Vendor shipping charges

$19.23

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.50

Total project goal

$583.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.33

7 Donors

-$287.26

Donations toward project cost

-$251.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.59

match offer

-$287.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$244.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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