Greenhouse supplies to teach food security to at risk youth

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  • My Class Needs greenhouse supplies to engage at risk youth in horticulture

    Greenhouse supplies to teach food security to at risk youth Classroom Project at Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate School
    Launched August 24th, 2017 Project Deadline January 21st, 2018
    Classroom Size 30 Students School Size 250 Students

    My Students

    Our students are at risk individuals, 16-21 years of age who struggled in 'regular schools' for different reasons including: low socioeconomic status, learning disabilities, unstable home situations, family violence, addictions issues, and mental health issues. Our students struggle to afford healthy foods at home and are interested in increasing food security for themselves and their communities through sustainable gardening.

    How will this project impact them?

    Our students are an extraordinarily resilient group who face challenges that many of us may never begin to encounter. All of our students express that our school provides them with a unique opportunity to get back on track to obtain their secondary school diplomas. We currently have some garden beds built beside the school and these gardens have been a catalyst in helping our students who struggle with different challenges such as mental health to connect with each other and their learning while developing a sense of ownership and belonging that they may not have ever felt. With greenhouse supplies, we hope to make healthy eating education come alive at our school. With a greenhouse set up for our students to use we will be able to extend our growing season to allow even more time each year for our students to learn about horticulture, food security, nutrition and sustainability.

  • Where the $1441.84 goes


    6" Growing Pots (package of 100)

    Veseys Seeds Canada

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    $39.90 x 1 = $39.90

    4.5" Growing Pots (package of 100)

    Veseys Seeds Canada

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    $34.95 x 1 = $34.95

    Cedar Raised Beds with Copper Corners

    Veseys Seeds Canada

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    $279.95 x 2 = $559.90

    Palram Heavy Duty Metal Shelf Kit

    Greenhouses Canada

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    $97.90 x 2 = $195.80

    Palram Steel Work Bench

    Greenhouses Canada

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    $129.00 x 1 = $129.00
    Shipping & Handling $71.95
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $131.27
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.79
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,225.56
    Optional donation to support *** $216.28
    Project cost including donation to support $1,441.84
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,441.84

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Ms. Cardiff

I have been working with at risk youth at Norman Johnston for the past 8 years. I am so passionate about working with youth and providing high-engagement, hands-on activities for students that speak to their interests. Students have shown such an incredible amount of interest in the gar...

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