Maleena's Garden


Intern Profile

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: my personal goals for working at the garden this summer will be communication and how to

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: how to communicate with the other interns better and

I think my biggest challenge will be: i think my biggest challenge will be how to help other interns with what they need help with

My favorite vegetable is: my favorite vegetable is tomatoes

My least favorite garden task is: my least favorite is picking because some of the things you plant take along time to pick

My most favorite garden task is: my favorite garden task is planting because it takes less to plant then a lot of the other things we do

I think a leader is: i think a leader is someone who helps other people with what they are confused on or getting the tasks doned by talking through the steps.

My worst leadership skill or trait is: my worst leadership skill is communication

My best leadership skill or trait is: helping people through things

Garden Plan:

Rows of vegetables planted: 18

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 17

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: My garden did not work because I had to trade some of the vegetables out and put others in

My favorite vegetable to plant was: Tomatoes

Garden Log:

May 15-20: i finished my plan

May 22-27: i started planting

May 29-June 3: i am almost done planting

June 5-10:start weeding and mulching

June 12-17: mulching and weeding

june 20-24 : finishing mulching

june 27-july 1: help interns finish mulching

july 4-july 8 : start harvesting vegetables

july 10-15: started putting down bark dust on the walkway

july 17- 22: getting the garden ready for open house

july 25- 29: starting to get our plants ready for fair

july 31 -aug 5: getting my vegetables ready for fair

aug 7-10: going fair

Aug12-15: weeded watered and picked my plants

Aug 17-22: watered weeded my plants

Aug 24-29: got my plants for state fair

Aug 31-sept 5: finishing the garden

Leadership Project:

Problem: Talking to the master gardeners about the garden

Solution: To get people to know about what we do and to get more adult volunteers

Test/Activity:Speaking following a format

Results: The project went great we didn't get a lot of questions though

Communication:Talking to the interns about how it went and what happened

Leadership Skills: self direction and trust

leadership 2

Problem: What is sustainable gardening?

Solution: it works in harmony with nature and there are a lot of techniques that can make youe garden healthier

Test/Activity: getting the weeds out of the garden


Communication: getting my garden weeded really good

Leadership Skills: self direction and communication

leadership 3

problem: what makes a good cabbage

Solution: I watered my cabbage and hand picked the cabbage.

Test/activity: watered cabbage picked the cabbage

Results: I got the highest level of my age group in ribbons

Communication: watering my cabbage really well.

Leadership skills: self direction