Outdoor Education Self Sustainability

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on March 8, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Still needed of $863.94 goal
  • My Class Needs Garden Tower to Grow plants, food and herbs

    Launched October 14th, 2016 Project Deadline March 13th, 2017
    Classroom Size 31 Students School Size 84 Students

    My Students

    In our Outdoor Education course I would like to teach the students about sustainable living. I believe it is important to learn how to grow and take care of food, herbs and plants. With the food that we grow we will learn how to create meals and outdoor cooking with it. With the flowers we grow we will deliver to members of our community and work on a community beautification project.

    How will this project impact them?

    This is important because a lot of students do not realize where their food comes from. Some have never seen a garden or have no idea how their food grows. Packaged foods have become a large part of our society and I believe students should eat more non processed foods. I want children to learn self sustainable skills so that when they are adults they are able to grow their own food to live. This is a long term impact that will affect our community. To continue on after our tower garden inside I would like to see the students start a community garden outside our school. I also would like students learn how to cook and eat what they have planted.

    Project Report

    from Mrs. Stauffer

    We have successfully built our garden tower and our now growing lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, swiss chard. The students successfully built the tower on their own incorporating their math and science knowledge. They are now eager and excited to watch every day as new plants develop and grow. We will be using the fruits of our labour on our outdoor education trip which we are taking in June. The students manage the tower by checking the PH of the water and making sure the light and water timers are working correctly.

    I like the garden tower. It's really beneficial to us because we are learning not only how the plants grow but how to understand PH levels! - Indy (Gr.9)

    I think that the tower garden benefits the students by giving them a sense of responsibility. And when the plants are done growing we can use them for our overnight trip to the river teaching students some survival skills which I think is a great thing to teach.- Jonah (Gr.8)

    That way we can learn about all different kinds of plants that we might have never even heard about. And this way when we grow up and want to grow our own plants we at least know a little about gardening.- Nicole (Gr.9)

  • Where the $863.94 goes


    Tower Garden

    Tower Garden/Juice Plus

    View Item Online
    $617.00 x 1 = $617.00
    Shipping & Handling $70.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $34.35
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $11.50
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $777.85
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $86.09
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $863.94
    6 donors -$863.94
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, 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 to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    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.

    Read the full disclaimer

  • Check back soon for updates on this project.

    Of {[{discussion.donation | currency }]} On

    On Sept 02

by Mrs. Stauffer

My name is Erin Stauffer. I have been a teacher for 5 years. This year is my first year of implementing our Outdoor Education program. I am very excited and want my students to experience different opportunities. I believe that in a world driven by technology it is important for student...

View Full Profile

Share this Project