Zach's Garden


Intern Profile

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:Someone who goes out of their way to help guide and seek success for a group of people

My worst leadership skill or trait is: Having courage

My best leadership skill or trait is: Teamwork

Garden Plan:

Rows of vegetables planted: 23

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 17

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why:My garden did not match my plan because of measurement difficulties and I switch out some plants for others.

My favorite vegetable to plant was: All of the seeds because it was quick,easy,and very efficient.

Garden Log:

May 15 - 20: Started Planting

May 22 - 27:Still Planting

May 29 - June 3:Finish Planting

June 5 - 10: Finished planting,Starting to weed/Mulching

June 12 - 17: A lot of Mulching!!

June 20 - 24 : Mulching

June 27 - July 1 : Mulching

July 4 - 8:Weeding around plants and watering

July 11 - 15: Weeding and watering

July 18 - 22:Weeding,watering, and tomato cages

July 25 - 29: Weeding,watering picking and tomatoes cages

July 31 - August 5: Weeding watering,Picking stuff for fair.

August 8 - 12 : FAIR!! Watering weeding and preparing for fair.

August 15 - 19 : State fair picking.Watering and weeding

August 20 - 26 : watering weeding and harvesting

August 29 - September 2 : Watering weeding , harvesting.

Sept 5 - 9- Watering,weeding,harvesting, Turn in donations and last day

Leadership Project: Comparison of sweet peppers and hot peppers

Problem: Which peeper grows better?

Solution: One pepper will be better than the other.

Test/Activity: Plant sweet and hot peppers on the same date,than wait and compare them both.

Results: Unfortunately i did not get any produce possibly because they were kind of in the shade but the hot pepper was measured to be about half of a foot and the sweet one was about 2 feet tall.

Communication:Present the results to DYG interns and leaders

Leadership Skills: Garden improvement,Trust,Planning,Self Direction

Leadership Project: Summer fest Garden booth

Problem: Needed to inform people about the DYG

Solution: DYG stand at summer fest

Test: I went to the DYG booth at summer fest and talked to people about what we do

Results: The booth went okay but I could have talked to more people

Communication: Go to the stand and talk to people on July 27 7-8pm

Leadership Skills:Self- Awareness and Effective communication.

Leadership Project: Thank you letter to the fair Doner

Problem:I need to thank the Doner

Solution: I wrote a letter and sent it to the doner

Results:they gave me 10 dollars.THANKS!!!!!!

Communication: Present the results to DYG

Leadership Skill: Effective Communication

Leadership Project: What makes a good employee

Problem: Workers need to know what employers are looking for.

Test: Working at the Dallas youth Garden for experience

Results:I have found to believe that employers like to look for people who are good communicators,self motivated,hard workers,adaptable and efficient learner, a Team player,good at helping others , honest , and are polite.

Leadership Skill: Trust