Shyla's Garden (aka, shy shyla)

Shyla                                                                Planting                                                            Watering

Intern Profile 

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: learn 

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: How to garden better, and how to plant and grow good food

I think my biggest challenge will be: planting  

My favorite vegetable is: cucumbers 

My least favorite garden task  is:planting, and watering  
My most favorite garden task  is: measuring, and picking weeds

I think a leader is: When someone can take central when they have to, but in a kind matter. 

My worst leadership skill or trait is: shyness 
My best leadership skill or trait is:  When you get to know me I warm up to you.

Garden Plan

Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers Planted (in order) 
1.cabbage, tomatoes, onions,cucumbers,squash,lettuce,  peppers, carrots, and squash
2. basil, chives 
3.zinnias, marigolds, sunflowers

My favorite plant to plant was: zinnias
My lease favorite plan to plant was: summer squash

I think my plan worked because: some of my zinnias are growing fast. 

Garden Log

May 16 - Started Planted
May 19 - Continued Planting 
May 21 - Couldn't go this day
May 23 - Planted Zinnias, cabbage,onions,tomatoes, I planted the zinnias in a pattern pink purple for the row
May 26 - Planted, radishes, squash, marigolds, and lettuces 
May 28 - Today i planted peppers and basil, My zinnias are beginning to grow, they are now peaking out from the ground.   
June  4 - started putting newspaper down on the garden. 
June  6 - continued setting down newspaper.
June 16- weeded my garden
June 18 - putting down newspaper and hay
June 20 - weeded and continued putting down paper and hay 
June 23 - continued putting paper and hay down 
June 25 - (came early) Finished Mulching and put down fish fertilizer Note my peppers, squash and tomatoes are coming up  
June 27 -wasn't feeling well
June 30 -picked some squash, broccoli, and a green onion. filled out the fair papers  
July 2 - put down clam shells and watered
4th of July - had to help my dad with getting the BBQ ready couldn't come
July 7 - watered and picked patty pan
July 9 -  watered 
July 11- picked, watered,
July 13- picked and watered 
July 14- wasn't  here 
July 16- picked patty pan 
July 18-put down bark chips
July 20 - brought a friend and i picked patty pan
July 22- pick patty pan also had a friend with me 
July 24 - my friends went with me to work helped me pick and water
July 25- parade didn't get to work used my last day 
July  28 - open house 
July 30 - watered and started pulling weeds 
August 1 - watered and pulled weeds 
August 4- picked out what to bring to fair, and picked other things to donate 
August 6 - watered and picked 
August 7 - went to fair 
August 8 - pay day watered and picked patty pan
August 11- watered and picked everything
August 13 - got stung by a bee and found out I'm allergic 
August 15 - watered 
August 18- picked everything today
August 20 -watered and picked everything
August 22- picked for fair and watered
August 25- picked and watered 
August 27 - watered and picked
August 29 - had a meeting because it was raining out 10-11 
August 1 - watered picked everything, and i help steph out
August 4- picked and watered 
August 6 - watered picked 
August 8 _ picked watered 
August 11 -watered picked patty pan 
August 13 - watered picked 
August 15 -watered picked and also watered for Stephan
August 18 - watered picked 
August 20 - picked watered 
August 22 -  watered and picked 
August 25 - picked  from garden and watered 
August 27 - watered, picked and had some laughs 
August 29 - watered and picked 
Sep 1 - picked watered 
Sep 3 - watered  
Sep 5 - picked watered 
Sep 8 - picked and watered 
Sep 10 - Felt sick couldn't go
Sep 12 - I slept in 

Leadership Projects: 

Partner Presentation
Problem: Our partners need to be information of our garden progress. 
Communication / Solution:  I presented my garden progress to the Master Gardeners. 
Leadership: This leadership project will help me with talking in front of crowds.

 Container Garden Project 
Problem: Can our plants be successfully grown at home in an container garden. 
Solution: Take starts or seeds home and plant.  I planted 
Results: healthy  plants 
Communication:  Make a log of what you planted, what grew, and how your family used it. 
Leadership:  trust and, planning 
the container garden has tomatoes and sunflowers 

 Food Prep Project 
Problem: We need to know and communicate how produce grown in our garden can be prepared.
Solution: Take produce home, find a recipe you like, prepare produce bring it back. The recipe I found on the internet was this squash cake which was overall pretty easy to make and also pretty enjoyable also.:]
Communication: took home 4 tomatoes and one good sized cucumber 
       The cucumber and tomato salad   
  • cucumber 
  • tomatoes
  • Italian dressing
  • peal and cut up the cucumber 
  • cut up the tomatoes 
  • put them in a bull and add the Italian dressing 
  • and enjoy (:
Leadership: below
Self Direction:  You know how to get things done, how to organize tasks and how to avoid procrastination. Leaders take the steps to get the job done to meet the vision and work until goals are met
Planning :  The ability to plan or organize tasks to meet the goal or vision.