2015 Activities

March 8th - Planted Fruit Trees 

Job Applications Due - April 10th 1PM 

April 10th  - Got 10 Applicants 

April 15-April 22  - Interviews and Hiring 

May 2 - First Day of Work - Meeting at 4H Extension Office - Introductions - Job Review - Garden Planning 

May 3 - Gary helping get the garden ready 

May 7 - Reviewed plans with Interns. An inside meeting day. 

May9-10 - Gary and Dean spent LOTS of time getting the garden ready.  Required mowing, ripping, disking, and tilling.  Used Gary's tractor, Deans implements, and great loan of a 5ft tiller from Clyde and Nate.  The garden is ready. 

May 10 - Got plants from the Master Gardener's and helped with cleanup.  Showed up a bit too early.  Next year we should show up a little after 4pm. 

May 14 - Great starts from Clyde Freeborn, Linda Fox, Teal Creek Farms and Polk Co. Master Gardeners.  Thanks! 

May 16 -June 1 - Planting! 

June 10 - Great donation from the Dallas Service Integration Team and Old Mill Feed Store 

Ryan our alternate intern helping with the "adult garden". 

June 1 - Planting is done! 

June 25 - Mulching and garden work 

June 30 - First Harvest! 47 Pounds!!! 

July 7th  Second Harvest - 129 Pounds 
    Zucchini, Summer Squash, Radishes, Basil, Spinach, Pepper

July 11th - Nan brought Zucchini Bread! 

July 14th Over 240 Pounds harvested this week.  Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Onions, Lettuce, Spinach, Radishes, Broccoli 

July 14th - Great  job on the shirt design Myranda and Robert!  Thanks Graphic Latitude for the great deal and support! 

July 18th - working in the garden! 

July 21 - Almost 200 Pounds - Summer squash, Peppers, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil, Chard, Zucchini

July 28th Great Harvest - 203 pounds and open house! 

August 4th - Great Harvest - 374 Pounds

August 6th - Picked and donated a BUNCH of flowers for the Polk County Fair 4H Flower Arrangement Contest

August 8th - Interns had a great Polk County Fair.  Raised over $130 selling peaches (Thanks for donating them Perryhill Farm).  Got 25 Blue Ribbons and 8 Red Ribbons for Vegetable, Flower, and Herb exhibits.  Great food cakes brought by Robert and Myranda.  Fun zucchini fries brought by Logan. 

August 11th - Another good harvest - 351 Pounds 

August 18th - Good harvest 421 Pounds - Almost 1 ton so far this summer.  

August 24 - Entries to 4H for State Fair Delivered! 

August 25 - Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Lots of Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Carrots, Broccoli, Basil, Lots of Cabbage - 625 Pounds - Over 2500 so far for the summer! 

September 1st - A truckload of produce (648 pounds of Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Lots of Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil) and some gardening comedians.

September 3rd - Payday - All interns have completed three leadership projects. 

September 6th - Great State Fair 

Brianna - 1 Champion - 3 Blue - 1 Red 
Logan  - 2 Blue - 2 Red 
Loish - 1 Champion - 1 Reserve Champion - 1 Blue - 1 Red - 1 White 
Marypat  -  3 Blue - 3 Red 
Myranda - 3 Blue - 32 Red - 1 White 
Shyla - 2 Blue - 2 Red 

September 8th - 401 Pounds of Harvest - Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Lots of Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Chives 

Last Day - Making Salsa  - We modified Brianna's Recipe and made our own!  It tasted great! 

Dallas Youth Garden Salsa 

4 Med Tomatoes 
1/2 Hot Red Pepper (more if you want it hotter) 
2 Bell Peppers 
2 Green Peppers 
1/4 Red Onion 
1 Lemon (or lime) 
1/4 Cup Oregano 
1/4 Chives 
Salt/Pepper to Taste 

Chop up tomatoes, Peppers, Onion, Oregano, Chives and place in bowl 
Juice Lemon into the bowl
Add 1/4 tsp of salt 
Add 1/4 tsp of Pepper  
Taste and add more salt, pepper, or hot pepper to taste

September 15th - Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil, Carrots 

September  22- Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Broccoli,Tomatoes - 210 pounds

September  29- Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Broccoli,Tomatoes - 201 pounds

October 6- Summer Squash, Peppers,Zuchini ,Tomatoes - 350 pounds

October 9 - Garden gets mowed (Thanks Don Fleming) 

October 13 - Manure Delivered (Thanks Don Fleming, Whites Trucking and Rickreall Dairy) 

October 16 - Manure Spread 

October 25 - Tarps ready for garden (Thanks Agri-Plas) 

October 27- Tarps are down!!!