Sierra's Garden!!! <3


Intern Profile 

I want to work at the garden because: I love being outside!!! 

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: To make friends and have fun 

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: How to have better management and how to be a better leader 

I think my biggest challenge will be: Staying focus  

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: I really like Basil

I think a leader is: Someone who can tell a large group of people what to do but also not babysitting them while doing it 

I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season: by watching over people and talking to them if they are going 
over the line 

Garden Plan

Rows of vegetables planted: 20 

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: alot 

Optimal Garden Yield:

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: grew less then what i thought 

Garden Log

May 3-5: Started work and removed tarps, it smelled bad :( 
May 8-12: Worked on plans helped at master gardeners plant sale!!!  
May 15-19: Got done with the garden plans and started to plant!!! Its really fun!!!   
May 22-26: Half way done with planting my garden!!! Yay!!
May 29-June 2: Got done planting my Garden!!!
June 5-June 9:  We have started to mulching the gardens and the path ways. Saturday it started hailing and it messed up our work 
June 12-16: Still Mulching :( 
June 19-23: We have started to weed out garden like crazy, the radishes are almost ready to harvest 
June 26-30: I have picked most of my radishes from my garden!! i also told people about my leadership project and we are STILL MULCHING!! >:( 
July 3-7: We are almost done mulching, it was a pretty uneventful week 
July 10-14: we got done mulching everyones garden ( all but the adult garden :( ) and we had an open house!! it was really fun
July 17-21: we started to harvest lettuce,basil and squash 
July 24-28: just weeding and harvesting!!! nothing too interesting happened 
July 31-August 4: weeding and i went on vacation 
August 7-11: On vacation from the 2nd to the 7th, we sold peaches at the fair. Me and my partner made 
August 14-18: weeding and picking  
August 21-25: picking and we visited the food bank we donate too 
August 28- September 1:
September 4-8:

August 21-26: weeded, watered, and harvested.
August 28- September 2: Weeded, watered, and harvested all the dill and onions.
Leadership Project
Problem: Which cucumber grows faster? Does a start or seed grow faster/better
Solution: Plant a row of cucumbers in my garden, Half starts and half seeds  
Test/Activity: I planted half a row of seeds and the other half with statrs and let them grow 
Results: Only two of the seeds survived and only one of the seeds are doing really well. 
The starts are doing very well, We should just use starts because they work better  
Communication: I will tell my coworkers which one is more efficient!!! 
Leadership Skills: Effective communication 

Problem: Alot of people know jack squat about pollinaters  
Solution: Go to dancing oaks nursery and learn more about them!! 
Test/Activity: I went to dancing oaks nursery for work 
Results: I learned alot of facts!! but three stood out to me the most 
  • Honey bees are NOT native to Oregon 
  • You can attrack humming birds to your garden by planting tubular flowers or warm colored flowers (reds, oranges and yellows!)
  • Most bees do NOT live in trees, 75% of bees live underground
Communication: I will tell my coworkers about this
Leadership SkillsEffective communication 

Problem: Can you pick a green tomato and have it ripen after you pick it? 
Solution: I picked a green tomato from my garden and im going to let it sit for a couple of days 
day one: just picked so its still green 
day two: still green 
day three: very green 
day twelve: Green but squishy 
Results: I did it wrong, you are supposed to pick a green tomato with some signs of red on it. 
I picked a full green tomato so it does not have the right chemicals to ripen. This chemical is called Ethylene, its a 
gas that fruits produce that promotes ripening! 
Communication: I will tell my coworkers so they dont make the same mistake!!
Leadership Skills: Effective Communication 

Problem: Where does out food that we grow go to? 
Solution: Go to the Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program
Test/Activity: Get a tour of the place and ask questions, write down the answers 
and put them into a paragraph for Dean  
Results: We learned about where our food goes 
Communication: I will give dean the answers in a paragraph form 
Leadership Skills: Self Direction/Effective Communication