Robert Planting Laying Mulch
Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:
Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are:
1 To gain garden knowledge
2 working experience with other people
I think my biggest challenge will be:
-Keeping everything healthy and weed free
My favorite vegetable is: Carrots
My least favorite garden task is: Weeding
My most favorite garden task is: Planting
I think a leader is: Someone who helps people when needed and are nice and respectful
My worst leadership skill or trait is: Communication
My best leadership skill or trait is: Understandment
Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers Planted (in order)
4. Sweet peppers
5. crook neck squash
9. white onion
10 . patty pan
13. sun flowers
My favorite plant to plant was: Sunflowers
My lease favorite plan to plant was: Tomato
I think my plan worked because: Using The idea that I read that using troffs and small hills to improve watering.
May 16 - Started Planted
May 23 - Continued Planting
May 26 - about half way done with my garden and next row to do was peppers
May 28 - Only have 2 rows left almost done :]
May 30 - Finished my garden and now im starting with the hay and newspaper
June 2- Started weeding and almost got one full row done with hay
June 4 - did a little bit of weeding and then finished the hay thing in the squash row
June 6 - Started weeding and noticed some seeds on my newly planted area started coming up
June 9 - Weeded and watered pretty fun and easy day
June 11- Just watered and weeded
June 13 - Took this day off !
June 16- Weeded a good portion and then just watered
June 18- Noticed one of my rows still hasnt Growen and is most likely dead
June 20 - Did some weeding and then did my garden evals and then the open house
June 23- Was absent
June 25 - did alot of mulching and then barley weeded
June - 27 mulched alot and then weeded and got ready for the evals
June 30 - Weeded and watered
July 2 - Mulched spots that needed it
July 4 - watered and and watered more or other people
July 7 - weeded and watered and updated my page
July 9 -weeded alot and water
July 11 - absent
july 14- watered and weeded
july 16- harvested and watered
july 18 weeded alot and then did my evals
july 21 Harvested and then weeded
July 23 weeded and watered alot
july 25 weeded and watered and then left early
July 28 harvested alot of basal and then weeded
july 30 watered and weeded , was really hot outside
August 1 weeded did evals and then watered a lot
August 4 water and harvested a lot
August 6 came early to the garden to help dean and then later in the day returned and then did my daily jobs at the garden
August 8 weeded and water pretty easy day
August 11 watered and then did group weeding
August 13 did the usual at the garden and then watered the fruit trees
August 15 arrived early and got a early start for watering and harvesting certain plants
August 18 harvest and watered and then harvested the fruit tress for the first time ever
August 20 Absent
August 22 Absent
August 25 absent
August 27 first day back and then watered and weeded :]
August 29 >
Problem:We need a way to identify our team when meeting with the public.
Solution: Design, order and manage the purchase of t-shirts for garden interns. Once we visited the lady who makes the shirts she gave marinda and myself 4 different designs and then we came to I final design that we like the best.
Leadership: Planning : The ability to plan or organize tasks to meet the goal or vision.,Self Direction: You know how to get things done, how to organize tasks and how to avoid procrastination. Leaders take the steps to get the job done to meet the vision and work until goals are met.
Food Prep Project
Problem: We need to know and communicate how produce grown in our garden can be prepared.
Solution: Take produce home, find a recipe you like, prepare produce bring it back. The recipe I found on the internet was this squash cake which was overall pretty easy to make and also pretty enjoyable also.:]
Communication: took home 2 of my crook neck squash and created this cake
Squash Cake http://www.themeaningofpie.com/2010/09/squash-cake/
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups finely chopped yellow squash (do not peel)
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
(optional: 1 cup chopped pecans and 1 cup raisins…perhaps even golden raisins
Self Direction: You know how to get things done, how to organize tasks and how to avoid procrastination. Leaders take the steps to get the job done to meet the vision and work until goals are met
Planning : The ability to plan or organize tasks to meet the goal or vision.
Bird House Project
Problem: We need to reduce garden pests
Solution(s): Attract inset eating birds with bird houses
Species Attracted: House finch
Bird Diet: Small flying bugs and some invasive plants like knot weeded and bad stuff like that
Installation Instructions: http://www.50birds.com/birdhouse-plans/house-finch-nest-box-plans.htm
The House Finch nest box is constructed with Red Cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.
It has a 6" by 6" floor, 6" inside ceiling, 2" diameter entrance hole located 4 1/2" above the floor and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.
The hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position. Pilot holes in both primary and secondary work pieces makes for easy assembly in minutes.
House Finches like bird houses mounted just out of reach on a post in the middle of a yard clear of trees or buildings. City backyards are good spots. House Finches may also nest on platforms.
Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows may use this nest box.
House Sparrows and Starlings are attracted to bird houses with entrance holes of the size in this model
Bird House Plan:
Construction: Red ceder
Communication: Communicate your plan for your bird houses to the group.
Leadership: Planning : The ability to plan or organize tasks to meet the goal or vision
Self-Awareness. You know your strengths and your weaknesses. . You know your capabilities and your limitations, which allows you to push yourself to your maximum potential
Trust: You have integrity and people trust you.