Michael's Garden

Intern Profile

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: gain experience and better the community

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: how to garden and how yo make friends

I think my biggest challenge will be: the bureaucracy

My favorite vegetable is: beans

My least favorite garden task is: seeding

My most favorite garden task is: weeding

I think a leader is: there is a key difference between a commander and a leader, and that difference is the definition

My worst leadership skill or trait is: pacing

My best leadership skill or trait is: keeping morale up

Garden Plan: (from west to east)





radishes (icicle)










My favorite plant to plant was: beans

My lease favorite plan to plant was: zucchini

I think my plan worked because: it was flexible

Garden Log:

May 14-28: its been a long two weeks bit its been worth it, my beans and radishes are doing so well they're drowning each other, my broccoli are past my knees ,and my cabbages are as big around as car tires, only four more months .

June 2nd : not much in my field other than enough straw to feed every cow from here to Berlin.

June 9th : still little has changed, my beans are doing well.

June 16th : the bees are doing well for the given circumstances.

June 23rd : the open house is soon so we have to make our garden look nice

June 30th : the open house has come and i got 22lbs of lettuce , and ill be promoted to cadet airman in a matter of hours

August 6th : not much eventful, but i do see a couple flower in my beans, and i think i have an odd crossbreed squash

August 13th: im starting to get tomatoes

August 20th: would it be possible to make sunflower seeds from theses

August 27th: school is almost here

September 7th: two more days of work and I'm done

Leadership Projects: Bank Accounts

Problem: being able to have financial independence

Solution: setting up bank account

Test: i set up a bank account

Document Results: due to the bank account I've been able to budget my remaining money easier and still have about $20 left

Communication: sitting down with a Wells Fargo representative and opening an account

Leadership: taking the affirmative to open my own account

Leadership Projects: booth work

Problem: How do i draw attention at the master gardeners booth at summer fest

Solution: wearing my BDUs

Test: when it was my shift at the master gardeners both i wore my BDUs and stood at easy until someone came by the booth at which point i would stand at attention

Document Results: i got 2 more contacts than Seth who did not wear BDUs

Communication: if you draw attention, be ready to talk

Leadership Projects: square zuchs

Problem: zuch have alot of wasted space when being packed

make the zuchs square

test: run the math

Document Results: a sphere has about 33% wasted space when packed as where a square has close to 0%

Communication: translating raw data into something meaningful

leadership: garden inmprovment