Faith's Garden

Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because:

I have worked at the garden the past two years, and every year I learn something new. The grades also feels like a second home. It is so peaceful and filled with

love when you show up.

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

1. I want to be better at looking at the details this year, and not just the big picture.

2. I want to have a lot my production then past years.

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

1. I hope I learn so new tips about gardening.

2. I hope to learn a safe balance between details and big picture.

I think my biggest challenge will be:

I think it will be getting in to the details. I have a really hard time with this, but I meet to work on it.

My favorite vegetable or fruit is:

Butternut squash

I think a leader is:

A leader is someone who isn’t afraid to step up and talk carve of a situation. A leader may not know what to do but will figure it out in order to get it done.

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

I am very good at talking to people and getting some bigger things accomplished.

Garden Plan:

Vegetables and Flowers Planted:

zinnia, Butternut squash, Radish, carrots, Beets, Leeks, Zucchini, Acorn Squash, marigold, Yellow squash, Beets, Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes, Peppers, Crookneck Squash, cabbage/Beans

Rows of vegetables planted: ?

15 if you include tomatoes

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: ?

14 different kind of veggies have been planted

Planned Garden Yield: ?

340 is my planned yield

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Time Sheet:


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Final Thoughts:

My favorite vegetable was acorn squash.

Because: I have never grown this kind of squash and it was a different kind of experience. It grows a different way than the other squash we grow. This made it more fun for me.

My most productive vegetable was Zucchini and I harvested 125 Pounds.

My least productive vegetable was radish and I harvested 5 Pounds.

My total harvest for the year was 375.7 Pounds.

My favorite job was: Tomato time with Sophia and Kayla.

My least favorite job was: Weeding because it always grows faster than I can pull.

I could have done better at: weeding my garden

I did the best at: Tomato time because for some odd reason I am very good at it.

The two things I learned most at the garden this year were:

1. How to be both safe and productive during this rough time.

2. How to get around many rough patches.

Garden Log:

May 9: Finished plan and started planting.

May 16: I planted 3 different kinds of squash and some other seeds.

May 23:I am almost done planting my garden.

May 30: I’M DONE PLANTING!! I also corrected my squash hills.

June 6: I only made it to work Tuesday. That day I weeded and made my sign.

June 13:I weeded and replanted a few seeds because only part of the row popped up.

June 20: We almost finished the straw in my garden, I weeded, watered, and pulled the little flowers off of the plants

June 27: We finished the all of the straw we were laying down and now my garden is almost weed free! Of course we weeded and watered all of the plants!

July 4: I weeded and watered my garden

July 11: We did some straw one the sides of the garden.

July 18:I thinned my carrots and beets.

July 25: I got to put fish fertilizer on my squash and weeded and watered of course.

August 1: I weeded my brains out and I watered the dickens out of my garden!

August 8: I weeded and watered.

August 15: I weeded and watered and I also brought a Dallas High School Dragon mask for Amelia.

August 22: I weeded and I watered and I had tomato time.

August 29: I weeded and I watered and had more tomato time.

September 5:

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September 19:

September 26:

June Leadership Project:

Problem: Not enough people know about the garden.

Solution: Make T-shirts

Test/Activity: Make T-Shirts

Results: Everyone liked the shirts we made.

Communication: This promotes our garden to others.

July Leadership Project:

Problem: Not everyone knows how to cook squash

Solution: Make a recipe

Test/Activity: The squash turned out very good and very well liked

Results: That is one way of making squash

Communication: More people know how to make squash

Grilled squash recipe:


2 squash


seasoning (to taste)

1)cut open the squash and brush oil and seasoning over it.

2)Put on the grill. They only need to be cooked for a few minutes on each side.


August Leadership Project:

Problem: Half of my garden grows slower than the other.

Solution: Do an evaluation to see if one side is more clay like.

Test/Activity: I got a handful of wet dirt from both sides

Results: The left side is a more clay like. I would say the left two steps higher in clay than the right.

Communication: It shows us that we need more manure on the left half of my garden.

Extra Leadership Project:

Problem: Do you need to prune your tomatoes

Solution: Sophia and I both pruned our tomatoes at different times.

Test/Activity: I pruned my a month before Sophia.

Results: We found that my tomatoes ripened much sooner than hers did.

Communication: It helps others to know pruning helps ripen the tomatoes

The link below explains that when you prune the tomatoes you refocus the energy. In stead of the plant having a bigger quantity, you have better quality.,but%20it%20will%20be%20bigger.