I want to work at the garden because:
I want to work at the garden because I had so much fun last year and I learned so much and I want to continue learning.
Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:
My two personal goals are to expand my knowledge and to develop my leadership skills
Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are:
There are so many things to learn but one of them will be Learning to deal with weeds and Learning more about the bees that take care of our produce.
I think my biggest challenge will be:
Last year my biggest challenge was weeds but I am hoping this year it is just dealing with pests.
My favorite vegetable or fruit is:
This is a hard question but my favorite vegetable is Butternut squash and my favorite fruits are Cherries and Pomegranate
I think a leader is:
I think a leader is someone who is brave enough even in fear to make tough decisions.
I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season:
I hope to contribute my hard work and excitement for new things.
Rows of vegetables planted: I have planted 11 Rows of vegetables
Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: I only have 6 different vegetables planted.
Planned Garden Yield: it is estimated that my garden will produce 318lb.
My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: My garden did match my plan on one side but not on the other. This happened because the measuring was off fo I had more room on one part.
May 4: Started work and removed tarps
May 7-11: We stayed inside and planned out the gardens.
May 14-18: We started planting, but mine is different so it took some getting used to.
May 21-25: We continued to plant.We are shooting to finish by next Saturday.
May 28- Jun 1:I finished my garden on Thursday and weeded on Saturday.
Jun 4-8: I did some replanting on my basil. I also did the usual water and weeding.
Jun 11-15: I gave the poor things a drink of water and had a photoshoot with Audrey. (If you want to know why go to the county fair.)
Jun 18-22: I watered and weeded and played Minions.
Jun 25-29: I weeded mostly but was gone the 27th and 29th.
Jul 2- 6: I weeded and watered and played minions.
Jul 9-13: I had watered and weeded and one day I got a ride to work form the amazing college intern Meria.
Jul 16-20: I watered and weeded and I also got to take home a sunflower after the extermination in order to make the path clearer.
Jul 23- 27: we have weeded the forest and also a little watering.
Jul 30- Aug 3: We watered and weeded and prepared for fair. I even started to cure my onions!
Aug 6-10: Fair week was exhausting. But we still got stuff done.
Aug 13-17: we have done the watering and the weeding to last a lifetime. Heh, I'm just kidding.
Aug 20-24: We managed to water and weed again!! and played a little bit of minions.
Aug 27-31: I sadly only made it to work Tuesday and I made it to Wednesday for WVFAP.
Sep 3-7: We weeded and watered. We also had a small party.
Problem: We have no idea about the cost/reasoning of some tools.
solution: I made a slide that had important tools and what they are used for.
Activity: I made a slide presentation with some of the main ones and the first one is to help Dean.
Results: I feel like I Couldn't find a lot of tools that we already didn't have and used well.
Communication: Next Tuesday I will share with the others some of my findings. *insert evil laugh* I kidding, by the way, I know it's boring going through all of this, might as well make you laugh a little.
Leadership Skills: I improved Researching and organizing.
Problem: Most people don't know what bugs live in their garden.
Solution: Do an informational project with these insects.
Activity: making a document that shows the insects and what they do.
Results: it informs people what might be lurking in their garden.
Communication: the document will be shared with Facebook.
Leadership Skills: I learned proper things to search, and what things to look for in order to have a reliable source.
Problem: We need to get out that we need donations for hazel hoes.
Solution: at the open house I will put up a stand.
Activity: I put up a stand at the open house with all of my hand made posters.
Results: I ended up making $15 for hazel hoes.
Communication: I talked to people about what they do for the garden and their purpose.
Leadership Skills: research, drawing, and advertising.
Problem: Lettuce says that it does better without the Cabbage next to it.
Solution: See if this is true
Activity: Plant one Lettuce in with my Cabbages
Results: The lettuce I planted next to the cabbages did well.
Communication: I talked about it at the open house
Leadership Skills: I learned was: consistency, testing, and I should take pictures of the lettuce before harvesting.
Problem: we use these stakes with string on them. Is it necessary?
Solution: See if there us a difference between using it and not.
Activity: Half my garden has had the string usage and half has not.
Results: The Rows I did with the string ended up with straighter and clean.
Communication: I talked to the group about how it is affected and at the open house.
Leadership Skills: The leadership skills I learned was: Improvising and public speaking.