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:
I think my biggest challenge will be:
My favorite vegetable is:
My least favorite garden task is:
My most favorite garden task is:
I think a leader is:
My worst leadership skill or trait is:
My best leadership skill or trait is:
Rows of vegetables planted: 20 rows
Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 18 kinds of vegetables
My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: It didn't because I planted chard instead of carrots and I didn't have enough room for all of my rows.
My favorite vegetable to plant was: Sweet Peppers
May 15-20: We removed tarps from the garden, helped clean up at the fairgrounds, and visited the Food Assistance Program. Then we began measuring and prepared to plant.
May 22-27: I began planting my garden; I'm currently about halfway through!
May 29- June 3: Continued planting and then finished up on Saturday.
June 5-10: Began mulching in groups of three.
June 12-17: Continued weeding and mulching with my group.
June 19-24: More mulching and weeding
June 27-July 1: Still lots of weeding; should be finishing mulching soon.
July 4-8: Vacation
July 11-15: Vacation
July 17-22: I was welcomed back by an abundance of weeds! So, lots and lots of weeding awaits.
July 24-29: Everyone did a lot of weeding this week. On Saturday we did "minions" and helped each other with weeding.
July 31-August 5: More weeding and harvesting. We also began preparing for the fair.
August 8-11: Prepared our vegetables for fair and more weeding.
August 15-19: More weeding, watering, and getting vegetables ready for the state fair.
August 20-20: Lots of harvesting tomatoes, chard, and squash.
August 21-26: More harvesting of tomatoes, lettuce, and squash, along with watering and weeding.
August 28- September 2: Still more harvesting, weeding, and watering.
Leadership Project: Comparing Carmen and Wiscon Lake Sweet Peppers
Problem: Producing as many sweet peppers as possible.
Solution: One type of plant will produce more peppers than the other.
Test/Action: Keeping track of how many peppers each type of plant can grow.
Results: The produce amount seems to be pretty equal. Even though the Carmen peppers seemed to be ready sooner, each type of plant seems to both produce 4-5 peppers. So in future years of the garden, planting a mixture of the two peppers will result in a good amount of produce.
Communication: Tell coworkers and supervisors the results.
Leadership Skills: Planning and Self Direction.
Leadership Project: Summerfest Booth
Problem: Letting more people know about Dallas Youth Garden.
Solution: Talking to the people that are walking by the booth.
Test/Activity: Informing people what the garden is about, and how they can help.
Results: I talked to about three people about the garden, and got a small donation from one person. There weren't a lot of people walking by, but I did my best.
Communication: July 28, 2017
Leadership Skills: Trust, Self-Awareness, and Effective Communication
Leadership Project: Comparing growing tomatoes in the garden and growing them at home in a pot
Problem: Producing as many tomatoes as possible.
Solution: One method of growth will produce more than the other.
Test/Activity: The amount of produce from each plant.
Results: The tomato plants in the garden produced much more than the ones in the pots. by the end of August, I was able to pick many tomatoes from each plant in the garden; at home, the few tomatoes that have grown are still green. In the garden, i've harvested roughly 2 pounds of tomatoes from each plant, and at home i have harvested 0 pounds. The main reasons for the lack of tomatoes at home are the roots didn't have as much room to grow in the pot, they didn't have any fertilizer, and they didn't have enough access to sunlight.
Communication: Tell coworkers and supervisors the results
Leadership Skills: Planning, Self Awareness, and Self Direction