John's Garden


 My char being harvested!                                                                                  I have finished my bat house leadership project!!  


Intern Profile 

I want to work at the garden because:  I want to try new experiences

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:  to learn how to sustain a garden and teamwork skills

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: teamwork and how to act at a job

I think my biggest challenge will be: weeding

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: watermelon

I think a leader is: someone who takes charge and does the right thing even when no one is looking

I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season: teamwork

Garden Plan

Rows of vegetables planted: 15

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 7

Optimal Garden Yield: 308 lpb 

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: my garden matched my plan because I stuck by it

Garden Log

May 3-5: Started work and removed tarps 
May 8-12: Worked on plans helped at master gardeners plan sale 
May 15-19: planted garden.m
May 22-26: missed day got tooth pulled.  planted garden
May 29-June 2: helped mulch 
June 5-June 9: helped mulch
June12-june16 helped people mulch their gardens
June19-June 23: Helped people mulch their gardens
june 26-30: I weeded my cabbage and kale this week 
july 2-7: I weeded my carrots and mulched parts of my garden
july 10-14helped mulch erics  and kaitlans garden
july 17-21 helped mulch part of brandons  garden
july 23-28 watered my garden helped faith pick char and basil
july 31-4 water my garden picked out vegs and flower for the fair
August 7-11 went to county fair worked in booth and weeded eric carrots
August 14-18 picked Vegs for state fair water my garden
 August 21-25 picked monster vegetables from my garden and watered 

August 21-26: weeded, watered, and harvested.
August 28- September 2: Weeded, watered, and harvested all the dill and onions.
Leadership Project
Problem: Zucchini bugs and other parasite bugs
Solution: build a bat box to attract bats that will eat these bugs that keep eating my crops 
Test/Activity: I will make a bat house and see if the number of holes in my plants go down
Results: TBD
Communication: research bats and what they can do for our garden
Leadership Skills: I learned about self direction, planning, and effective communication.  

problem: carrots aren't growing well
Solution: put bloodmeal and bonemeal on it 
Test/Activity: I will put bloodmeal and bonemeal on my carrots once a week
Results: TBD
Communication: research how it can help your crops
Leadership Skills: I learned about self direction, and effective communication.  

problem:  people dont know enough about us
Solution: make a video and share it
Test/Activity: make a video of me aksing people questions
Results: TBD
Communication: have people learn about us
Leadership Skills: I learned about self direction, and effective communication.  

Problem: people don't know how to make kale chips
Solution: put the recipe on the website
Test/Activity:  put the recipe on the website
Results: TBD
Communication: look up a recipe
Leadership Skills: I learned about self direction, and effective communication.  

1-2 tablespoons olive oil 
1/2 teaspoons sea salt 
Grill until ready