Loish's Garden


Loish                                                         Planting                                              Weeding

Intern Profile 

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: 
to be a better worker & help others succeed

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: 
How to be a better worker & learn how to plant well

I think my biggest challenge will be: 
showing up on time

My favorite vegetable is:

My least favorite garden task  is: watering
My most favorite garden task  is: planting!

I think a leader is:
somebody who can work their way through challenges and help others work through theirs 

My worst leadership skill or trait is: being too controlling
My best leadership skill or trait is:knowing how to help others

Garden Plan

Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers Planted (in order) 
1. broccoli
2. carrots/oregano
3. tomatoes
4. cabbage
5. green onion/oriental lettuce
6. zucchini
7. summer squash
8. tomatoes/ hot peppers
9. radish
10. patty pan squash
11. dill
12. zinnia
13. sunflowers

My favorite plant to plant was: squash
My lease favorite plan to plant was: green onion

I think my plan worked because: i planted extras to fill it all up

Garden Log

May 16 - Started Planted 
May 23 - Continued Planting 
May 28 - finished plating and watered
May 30 - watered
June 6 - put mulch down and watered plants 
June 13 - finished mulching 
June 27 - weeding 
July 4 - Lots of weeding and picking squash and zucchini
July 9: fertilizing and picking lettuce zucchini and patty pan squash
July 16: weeding and picking
July 28 - lots of weeding and picked a lot of squash
8/8 I didn't get a lot of squash but everybody helped me weed my garden which helped a lot
8/15 picked more squash than last week and watered
8/22 entered some vegetables and flowers into the state fair
8/29 picked a whole bunch of vegetables this week

Leadership Projects

Tomatoe Research Project 
Problem: We need to know more about tomato variety. 
Solution: I wrote up a research paper that compared determinate and indeterminate tomatoes 
Communication: Please view the writeup. 
Leadership: Effective communication and self direction. 

Master gardener talk
Problem: needs to give a speech to the master gardeners
Solution: talked about the Dallas youth garden and how it goes
Communication: going to the church in front of the Dallas youth garden and giving a speech about what kind of things you had to do to get accepted into the garden, why you wanted to do it, what plants you grow, and what you like and dislike about working in the garden.
Leadership traits: planning and effective communication

Sunburns on Tomatoes

Problem: the garden is having an issue with sunburns on the tomatoes.
Solution: research online how to prevent the sunburns.
Communication: put a light colored cloth around the tomatoes to prevent too much sunlight from getting to your tomatoes and burning them.
Leadership: vision, self direction

Food prep/ zucchini bread

Problem: Find a way to make food from the produce of the garden.
Solution: find a recipe to make with something you grew in the garden


3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cup white sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini


1 - Grease and flour 2 8x4 inch pans
2 -preheat oven to 325 degrees F
3 - sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl
4 - best eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar in a different bowl that's large
5 - add sifted ingredients to the large bowl
6 - stir in zucchini then pour batter in the pans
7 - bake for 40-60 minutes
8 - cool on a rack for 20 minutes then take the bread out of the pan and let it cool completely on the rack

Leadership: vision, plann