Past Our "Bed" Time

Short Description: We need to expand our Outdoor Learning Center to accomodate the many learners interested in organic gardening.  Please help us 

$115.00 donated
$7,875.00 goal
Campaign ends on November 11, 2022 Campaign ended on November 11, 2022

Grade: 9-12

Teacher Name: Kelsey Gibson, Carolyn Daniel, Aviel Porzio

Purpose and Rationale: We have over 25 committed learners and are looking to replace the rotting raised beds we have, and add four more.  We enjoy pulling weeds, composting, and learning how to garden using organic methods, and would love to be able to offer our school grown vegetables in the lunchroom.  Gardening connects nearly every school subject, and brings truly makes learning hands on.  Getting today’s teenagers to step away from electronic gadgets to plant their own garden is one of the most rewarding things to witness. We must give them the opportunity to learn something that is not just a much needed skill, but is also a proven method of therapy to improve the mental health of adolescents. 

Strategy: We meet every Friday for 45 minutes, and also one day per week in the afternoons.  We are not afraid of getting our hands dirty, and love manual labor!  We weed, mulch, compost, paint, plant, water, and harvest as a team.

We collaborate with "Farmer" Larry Thompson (Agricultural Education Assistant for Coppell ISD), the Coppell Community Garden, and local master gardeners.  We will use approved vendors of Texas Pure, Lowes, Home Depot, and Amazon.

Evaluation Summary: When the beds are built, and we have a reliable water system, we will be able to enjoy a lovely Spring crop.

Estimated Completion Date: 1/2/2024

Items you plan to purchase with grant money: 500 cinder blocks, 15 cubic yards of topsoil, gravel, 6 cubic yards of mulch, irrigation timer, drip hoses, PVC pipes, frost cloth, shovels, wheel barrow, supplies for hard irrigation (please see attached spreadsheet)

The minimum amount I need to get started on this grant is [$7,500]

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