John's Garden

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Intern Profile 

I want to work at the garden because: 
Its a super fun activity 

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: one to get a blue ribbon at state and two get at least 350 pounds of food



Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: how to grow better and how to get along with people


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: 17

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted:12

Planned Garden Yield:300

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: yes because I planed it carefully


Garden Log

May 4: Started work and removed tarps 
May 7-11:  started to plant 
May 14-18: finished panting starting to put tomato cages up for everyone 
may 21-25 : put up tomato cages for everyone 
may 28-june 1: started to put up barkdust trails
June 1st -8th watering and weeding 
8th-15th watering and weeding 
15-22 watering and weeding 
22-29 started to harvest
June 29 -july 6th harvesting crops
july8-13 weeded with hazel hoes and harvested
july15-20 weeded with hazel hoes and harvested 
july 22-27 talked about fair weeded with hazel hoes and harvested
July27- Aug 1 weeded and put up tomatoe cages again
Aug 3-aug9 tied all tomatoes up
Aug10-aug16 weeded and saw little improvement on my tomatoes 
Aug17-aug23 they ruined my free range tomatoes and weeded my garden 
Aug24-aug27 weeded and picked all my dill before I leave 
Aug27-sep3 gone on vacation



Leadership Project

Problem: our melons dyeing 
Solution:  don't grow watermelon in the garden
Test/Activity: research  into why they are dyeing
Results:  I found out that most of the bugs in our garden like to consume the watermelons and cantlopes that we tried to grow
Communication: tell everyone what I found out 
Leadership Skills: planning
resources  https://morningchores.com/growing-watermelon/


July Leadership Project

Problem: What can be done with the produce from our gardens?
Solution: I researched a recipe to make with the zucchini that tastes good 
Test/Activity: I used s recipe to make double chocolate zucchini bread
Results: I tested my recipe and brought the zucchini bread to work to share with the other interns.
Communication: I presented my recipe and zucchini bread 
Leadership Skills: Self Direction, the ability to know how to organize tasks and stay on task to meet the goal or finish the task you have set/decided on.
August leaderahip project 
Problem: What can be done with an artachoce plant 
Solution: I researched it and found out that it takes up to 2 years to grow an artichoke
Test/Activity: I researched the artichoke
Results: I told everyone that it is going to take two years for it to grow produce
Communication: I presented my findings about what I found out
Leadership Skills: Self Direction, the ability to know how to organize tasks and stay on task to meet the goal or finish the task you have set/decided on.
This is the website where I found out how long it takes to grow https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/artichoke/starting-artichoke-seed.htm



Problem: What can be done to help new employee
Solution: we came up with write a lot every month so they can look at it the next year and get help 
Test/Activity: writing this up and sharing it with everyone
Results: unknown yet 
Communication: sharing things that can help the new employee
Leadership Skills: Self Direction, the ability to know how to organize tasks and stay on task to meet the goal or finish the task you have set/decided on.




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