School: Martin Luther King (High Poverty) City: Madera, California Teacher: Mrs. Carrillo
Project: Right now our school is all about scores and doing well on CST testing, so the focus has been on academics and nothing else. This garden will give students an outlet where they can relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
School: Tanglewood Elementary City: S. Glen Falls, NY Teacher: Ms. Hayes
Project: My students have been paired up with a 4th grade class as a mentoring program. We read, write and do math activities together currently one day per week. I would love to open the door to "hands-on" learning outside with these classes.
Project: Our school-wide garden is in the beginning stages right now. We have received four raised beds and plants. We are in need of some garden tools such as trowels for digging and shears for trimming.
School: Northside High School (High Poverty) City: Lafayette, LA Teacher: Ms. Deshotels Project: It is important that we educate our youth about taking care of our earth, their home. Nowadays, young people get so wrapped up in technology, they forget about the essentials. I want to bring them back to Earth, teach them to be more grounded, and have them establish an appreciation for outdoor life and learning.
School: Samuel Gompers (High Poverty) City: Richmond, California Teacher: Mrs. Ojeda
Project: Our students need to know where food comes from, and it does not come in a plastic package. Students should be introduced to growing and nurturing their own fruits and vegetables. I would like them to see where carrots come from and how they are not all small and pre washed.
Project: Our school has started a garden to provide students the opportunity to experience the joy of growing vegetables and then donating them to families in need. We want to expand our garden and create an accessible area so that all can participate.
School: Murray Hill Academy (High Poverty) City: New York, New York Teacher: Ms. Koestler
Project: Going to school on the 8th floor in New York City can make anyone feel like the whole world is made of concrete. We are trying to bring the experience of the outdoors into our classrooms. With these supplies, students will be able to plant and grow their own vegetables!
Project: Our students and families will be supplied with healthy, locally grown food, and our students will learn how to create and run a farmer's market. This hands-on experience will be something they remember for the rest of their lives, and is a chance to change an entire community for the better.
Spring is here and it's the perfect time to get started on making your outside space just as wonderful as your interiors. This month we'll be focusing on posts to help make your garden, balcony, patio, backyard or windowbox bloom, and while we're at it we're asking you to join us in helping out public school kids with getting their gardening projects off the ground. Apartment Therapy is partnering with Donors Choose once again and we're hoping you'll want to pitch in...
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