Kiara's Garden


Watering tomato starts Kiara's garden sign is done! Watering tomatoes and zucchinis

Blue ribbon squash at the County Fair Harvesting Zucchini State Fair Results!

Intern Profile

I want to be garden intern because....

  • For the experience and to earn some money.

One of our primary goals for the garden is to provide fresh produce to the Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program. Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:

  • Earn some money.

  • Game some work experience.

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are:

  • Team work.

  • Helping the community.

I think my biggest challenge will be:

  • Keeping plants from weeding over.

My favorite vegetable is:

  • Sweet peppers.

My least favorite garden task is: weeding

My most favorite garden task is: harvesting.

I think a leader is: A leader is someone who follows rules yet takes charge and responsibility.

My worst leadership skill or trait is: I am impatient.

My best leadership skill or trait is: I am hard working.

Leadership Projects

Partner presentation: Lions Club

Problem: Communicating to our donors and partners about the garden and to regain sponsors.

Communication/ Solution: Presented to the Lions club about my garden and how it is doing and what exactly everyone is doing and how it improves the community.

Leadership skills enhanced: Planning, speaking/communicating to a group of sponsors.

Garden Project: Flea Beatles

Problem: Flea beattles are attacking our plants and eating the leaves and flowers to the "bone"!

Solution: To find ways to kill off these pests before they kill our gardens

Test: Place yellow sticky cups around garden, it definitely helps because you can see all the little black bugs on the cups. If that doesn't work you can also use Diatomaceous Earth.

Document: Tested the cup and my cup seems to have captured a lot of little Flea Beatles

Communication: To inform other garden workers how to kill flea beatles.

Leadership skills: Research and Communication and bettering the garden.

Garden Plan

Weekly Garden Log

June 3 - Finished planting, watered and weeded.

June 10 - Watering and weeding and finishing the last of the planting.

June 17 - Weeding and watering,fertilizing and i can see a zucchini is starting to show growth.

June 24 - Weeding and watering and starting to mulch and set up cucumber bug traps.

July 1 - Watering and weeding and spraying some plants with natural insecticide as well as beginning some harvest.

July 8 - Watered and weeded and harvested garden as well as going to the Baptist church on a field trip.

June 15th: Watered and harvested garden as well as going with Dean to speak with the Lions club about how the garden is doing.

July 21st : Watered, weeded, and harvested. As well as having the open house!

July 28th: Took Tuesday and Thursday off as vacation days. Saturday watered, weeded, picked and discussed garden.

August 8th - Harvested more zucchini and squash. Got a blue ribbon for squash exhibit at fair. Picked blue berries and sold them at the fair.

August 12th: Watered, weeded and harvested gardens

August 18th Harvested as well as watering and weeding garden.

August 26th: watered,weeded and harvested my garden. I took thursday and Saturday off.

September 9th: Watered, Weeded, and harvested our gardens for the last time!