Kayla's Garden

Intern Profile 

I want to work at the garden because: 
 I want to work at the garden because I want to get even more experience with gardening and help out mu community.  

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:  
1.To get my total yield 
2, Not let the weeds take over 

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: 
1. I hope I learn to become more outgoing 
2. To learn how to communicate better 

I think my biggest challenge will be: 
 Growing the cucumber in the right way 

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: 
My favorite vegetable is a zucchini because there are so many things you can do with it.

I think a leader is: 
 Is someone who can take charge and do it well, with other in mind.

I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season: 
I hope to contribute helping people out and being clear with my communication  

Garden Plan

Vegetables and Flowers Planted: 
yellow squash 
Acorn squash 

Rows of vegetables planted: 15

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 12

Planned Garden Yield: 335

Planned Biggest Producer: Tomato

Time Sheet: 

May Days Off: 0
     Extra Days: 0
     Days Late:0
June Days Off: 1
      Extra Days: 0
      Days Late: 0
July Days Off: 2
    Extra Days: 1
    Days Late: 0
August Days Off: 1
         Extra Days: 0
         Days Late: 0
September Days Off: 0
                Extra Days:0
                Days Late: 0

Total Days Off:4

Final Thoughts: 

My favorite vegetable was zucchini  
        Because:  It produces the most in my garden.

My most productive vegetable was zucchini  and I harvested xxxx  Pounds. 

My least  productive vegetable was leeks and I harvested xxxx  Pounds. 

My total harvest for the year was 495.5 pounds Pounds.

My favorite job was: weeding my plants 

My least favorite job was: was watering my plants

I  could have done better at:  picking 

I did the best I could doing:   pruning ny tomatoes 

The two things I learned most at the garden this year were:   

1. Water your plants the same amount of time.
2.  Stay constant with weeding.

Garden Log

May 4-9: This week we planned out are gardens and got stated planting. I planted 3 of my rows today.
May 11-16: We were able to plant more. I have 5 rows done already.
May 19-23: working on getting my all my plants planted 
May 26-30: fished plating all my plants 
June 2-6: watering and I thinned out my radishes  
June 9-13: Intense weeding of my garden.
 June 16-20: put Down hay in the gardens 
June 22-25: weeding the rows without hay & weeding 
June 30- July 4: weeding and pruning tomatoes 
 July 7-11 : I weeded and thinned my carrots.
 July 14-18 : I worked on weeding my leek row and we put down fish fertilizer. 
July 20-25: Watering and weeding my garden, also some picking.
July 28 -August 1: Good old weeding and watering.
August 4-8: Picking ,weeding ,and putting hay down on mt rows.
August 11-15: Weeding and watering my plants.
August 18-22: watering my plants and trimming tomatoes.  
August 25-29: Picking vegetables and watering.   
September 1-5: watering and picking. 
June  Leadership Project:

Problem: We need to make the garden more known about in the Dallas community. 
Solution: Make an Instagram account to reach more people 
Test/Activity: I will be taking a posting picture once a week for the garden so that way it can reach more people. https://www.instagram.com/i_love_plants88/
Results: do not have any yet 
Communication: tell other about it
July  Leadership Project:

Problem: We seem to have bad luck with the cucumber in are garden, and we don't seem to get a lot per year
Solution: To try different types and different ways of growing them. 
Test/Activity: They two types I will try are spacemaster bush and Armenian cucumber and I tried growing some from starts and seed. They were grown in mounds typical way to grow squash. 
Results: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12-OgZVbCU3T6Ca7cCDroshGilr_buIFwEYR28gW_elg/edit?usp=sharing In the link I talked about what I did and went into more detail about the results. I also have picked some good cucumber from a good plant  

August Leadership Project:

Problem: People need food in our community. 
Solution: we give the food we grow to the people who want when the are picking up food boxes.
Test/Activity: gave out food to people.
Communication: with group 

Extra leadership Project: 

Problem: There is food insecurity in Oregon. Some people have no idea where there next meal is coming from and that can be very scary. I am going to go over what food insecurity is and how many people it affects.
Solution: We need to know about food insecurity. What the main causes could be and a way for people to help if they can.
Test/Activity: To inform myself and other about it. I will write a paragraph on it for people to read. 
Communication: With Group