School: Garfield Elementary (High Poverty)
City: Kansas City, Missouri
Teacher: Mrs. Rhinehart
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.
My Students: My students are eager to plant in the new school-wide garden. Please help us get the basic tools needed to make their garden become a reality.
Our third grade classroom is made up of children from around the world. We have 9 countries represented and 7 different languages. We have a wonderful classroom culture where everyone helps each other to grow in their English and academics. They want to know everything and work extremely hard to be successful.My Project: Our goal is to allow gardeners time and adventure in gardening through the use of a community garden that also develops a love for good, healthy foods.
Our gardening project will help many students who would otherwise never get an opportunity to experience gardening. By providing the meaningful, fun learning experience in a school setting, we are setting them up for healthy eating habits.