Faith's Garden


Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because:

I want to learn new skills.

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:

  • all of my plants to survive

  • to get food to people in need

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are:

  • to properly garden

  • new skills

I think my biggest challenge will be:


My favorite vegetable or fruit is:

butternut squash or black cherries

I think a leader is:

A leader is someone who doesn't wait for something to happen they make it happen.

I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season:

I want to be able to help direct people to the right thing to do.

Garden Plan:

Rows of vegetables planted: I planted 13 rows of vegetables planted

14 if you count tomatoes

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted:

I have 13 different kinds of vegetables. 14 if you count tomatoes

Optimal Garden Yield:

208lb and 238lb if you count tomatoes

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why:

my plan did match my garden because they provided everything I needed.

Garden Log:

May 3-5: Started work and removed tarps

May 8-12: Worked on plans helped at master gardeners plant sale

May 15-19: We worked on planting our garden

May 22-26: We continued planting our gardens

May 29-June 2: I finished planting my garden and stated mulching

June 5-9: I re-planted some plants and mulched

June 12-16: I re-planted some squash, watered, helped make paths, and helped mulch

June 19-23: We all worked on mulching together, weeding, watering, and we went to the plant nursery!

June 26- July 1: I was only there one day but we worked on fair admission, watering and weeding.

July 3-7: weeded, watered and harvested.

July 10-14: weeded, watered, harvested, and almost finished mulching all the gardens!

July 17-21: weeded, watered, harvested, finished mulching, and we had open house!!

July 24-28: Weeded, Watered, and harvested

July 31-August 4: Weeded, Watered, harvested, and did fair sheets

August 7-11: watered, got prepared for fair, and got judged on our produce

August 14-18:we weeded and watered but I was not there to set up for state fair

August 21-25: we weeded and watered and John, Tracy, Amillia, and I played minion on AJ's Garden.

August 28- September 1: we watered weeded and Dean mowed some of the rows we no longer needed.

September 4-8:

August 28- September 2: Weeded, watered, and harvested all the dill and onions.

Leadership Project:

Problem: not a lot of people know about us

Solution: we make T-shirts

Test/Activity: make T-shirts for the team

Results: more people know about us

Communication: we talk to more people and they get to know what we do

Leadership Skills: we learn what is appealing to the eye of the public, make group decisions. Because I was the money and shirt handler I learned a lot about organization and you might think you are organized but until you are put in that job you never fully develop those skills

Problem: the plants are lacking in plant growth, I want sweeter tomatoes, I want greater yields from my peppers, my transplants are not doing to well, or slugs are eating my garden.

Solution: add a pinch of epsom salt to your plants

Test/Activity: I add epsom salt to half of my garden every two weeks and see how my plants look in comparison

Results: The results are more so in the food then the plant itself the yield improved on the squash.

Communication: It tells people that the epsom salt helps in many ways and not just for baths.

Leadership Skills: On doing research I found that it helps plants in different ways.

Problem: It is hard to find a good recipe for squash.

Solution: My mom and I's Sauteed Dinner Squash (includes other veggies).

Test/Activity: We made a recipe for the squash because we love it but not plain and not greasy

Results: We made a flavorful vegetable side for dinner.

Communication: I will write up the recipe and give it to Dean to give to the Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program.

Leadership Skills: Working with others to find a good middle ground for seasoning and what kind would be good.

Ingredients: 1Tbs coconut oil, 3 medium squash, slice/chop 1/4 medium onion, 1tsp Emeril’s Essence seasoning, garlic as disired

Detections: Heat oil in skillet on medium heat

Slice selected squash

Add all ingredients to skillet

Sauté until disired tenderness

•serving size 3-4 people

* I also enjoy adding other veggies such as: mushrooms, bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, ect.

Problem: We need to know more about hunger in Oregon and how our food production helps.

Solution: Research, collect, and compile information about hunger in Oregon.

Test/Activity: Write a paragraph on the hunger in Oregon.

Communication: Present information to place on our web site and have it posted on Facebook.

Leadership Skills: I learned how to gather proper information and how to help my community stay healthy.