2015 Activities

March 8th - Planted Fruit Trees

Job Applications Due - April 10th 1PM

Job Application - Word Doc

Job Application - PDF

April 10th - Got 10 Applicants

April 15-April 22 - Interviews and Hiring

May 2 - First Day of Work - Meeting at 4H Extension Office - Introductions - Job Review - Garden Planning

May 3 - Gary helping get the garden ready

May 7 - Reviewed plans with Interns. An inside meeting day.

May9-10 - Gary and Dean spent LOTS of time getting the garden ready. Required mowing, ripping, disking, and tilling. Used Gary's tractor, Deans implements, and great loan of a 5ft tiller from Clyde and Nate. The garden is ready.

May 10 - Got plants from the Master Gardener's and helped with cleanup. Showed up a bit too early. Next year we should show up a little after 4pm.

May 14 - Great starts from Clyde Freeborn, Linda Fox, Teal Creek Farms and Polk Co. Master Gardeners. Thanks!

May 16 -June 1 - Planting!

June 10 - Great donation from the Dallas Service Integration Team and Old Mill Feed Store

Ryan our alternate intern helping with the "adult garden".

June 1 - Planting is done!

June 25 - Mulching and garden work

June 30 - First Harvest! 47 Pounds!!!

July 7th Second Harvest - 129 Pounds

Zucchini, Summer Squash, Radishes, Basil, Spinach, Pepper

July 11th - Nan brought Zucchini Bread!

July 14th Over 240 Pounds harvested this week. Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Onions, Lettuce, Spinach, Radishes, Broccoli

July 14th - Great job on the shirt design Myranda and Robert! Thanks Graphic Latitude for the great deal and support!

July 18th - working in the garden!

July 21 - Almost 200 Pounds - Summer squash, Peppers, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil, Chard, Zucchini

July 28th Great Harvest - 203 pounds and open house!

August 4th - Great Harvest - 374 Pounds

August 6th - Picked and donated a BUNCH of flowers for the Polk County Fair 4H Flower Arrangement Contest

August 8th - Interns had a great Polk County Fair. Raised over $130 selling peaches (Thanks for donating them Perryhill Farm). Got 25 Blue Ribbons and 8 Red Ribbons for Vegetable, Flower, and Herb exhibits. Great food cakes brought by Robert and Myranda. Fun zucchini fries brought by Logan.

August 11th - Another good harvest - 351 Pounds

August 18th - Good harvest 421 Pounds - Almost 1 ton so far this summer.

August 24 - Entries to 4H for State Fair Delivered!

August 25 - Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Lots of Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Carrots, Broccoli, Basil, Lots of Cabbage - 625 Pounds - Over 2500 so far for the summer!

September 1st - A truckload of produce (648 pounds of Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Lots of Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil) and some gardening comedians.

September 3rd - Payday - All interns have completed three leadership projects.

September 6th - Great State Fair

Brianna - 1 Champion - 3 Blue - 1 Red

Logan - 2 Blue - 2 Red

Loish - 1 Champion - 1 Reserve Champion - 1 Blue - 1 Red - 1 White

Marypat - 3 Blue - 3 Red

Myranda - 3 Blue - 32 Red - 1 White

Shyla - 2 Blue - 2 Red

September 8th - 401 Pounds of Harvest - Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Lots of Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Chives

Last Day - Making Salsa - We modified Brianna's Recipe and made our own! It tasted great!

Dallas Youth Garden Salsa

4 Med Tomatoes

1/2 Hot Red Pepper (more if you want it hotter)

2 Bell Peppers

2 Green Peppers

1/4 Red Onion

1 Lemon (or lime)

1/4 Cup Oregano

1/4 Chives

Salt/Pepper to Taste

Chop up tomatoes, Peppers, Onion, Oregano, Chives and place in bowl

Juice Lemon into the bowl

Add 1/4 tsp of salt

Add 1/4 tsp of Pepper


Taste and add more salt, pepper, or hot pepper to taste

September 15th - Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Basil, Carrots

September 22- Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Broccoli,Tomatoes - 210 pounds

September 29- Summer Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Broccoli,Tomatoes - 201 pounds

October 6- Summer Squash, Peppers,Zuchini ,Tomatoes - 350 pounds

October 9 - Garden gets mowed (Thanks Don Fleming)

October 13 - Manure Delivered (Thanks Don Fleming, Whites Trucking and Rickreall Dairy)

October 16 - Manure Spread

October 25 - Tarps ready for garden (Thanks Agri-Plas)

October 27- Tarps are down!!!