Kayla's Garden

Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because:

I want to work at the garden because I want to get even more experience with gardening and help out mu community.

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

1.To get my total yield

2, Not let the weeds take over

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

1. I hope I learn to become more outgoing

2. To learn how to communicate better

I think my biggest challenge will be:

Growing the cucumber in the right way

My favorite vegetable or fruit is:

My favorite vegetable is a zucchini because there are so many things you can do with it.

I think a leader is:

Is someone who can take charge and do it well, with other in mind.

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

I hope to contribute helping people out and being clear with my communication

Garden Plan:

Vegetables and Flowers Planted:








yellow squash






Acorn squash




Rows of vegetables planted: 15

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 12

Planned Garden Yield: 335

Planned Biggest Producer: Tomato

Time Sheet:

May Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 0

Days Late:0

June Days Off: 1

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

July Days Off: 2

Extra Days: 1

Days Late: 0

August Days Off: 1

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

September Days Off: 0

Extra Days:0

Days Late: 0

Total Days Off:4

Final Thoughts:

My favorite vegetable was zucchini

Because: It produces the most in my garden.

My most productive vegetable was zucchini and I harvested xxxx Pounds.

My least productive vegetable was leeks and I harvested xxxx Pounds.

My total harvest for the year was 495.5 pounds Pounds.

My favorite job was: weeding my plants

My least favorite job was: was watering my plants

I could have done better at: picking

I did the best I could doing: pruning ny tomatoes

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

1. Water your plants the same amount of time.

2. Stay constant with weeding.

Garden Log:

May 4-9: This week we planned out are gardens and got stated planting. I planted 3 of my rows today.

May 11-16: We were able to plant more. I have 5 rows done already.

May 19-23: working on getting my all my plants planted

May 26-30: fished plating all my plants

June 2-6: watering and I thinned out my radishes

June 9-13: Intense weeding of my garden.

June 16-20: put Down hay in the gardens

June 22-25: weeding the rows without hay & weeding

June 30- July 4: weeding and pruning tomatoes

July 7-11 : I weeded and thinned my carrots.

July 14-18 : I worked on weeding my leek row and we put down fish fertilizer.

July 20-25: Watering and weeding my garden, also some picking.

July 28 -August 1: Good old weeding and watering.

August 4-8: Picking ,weeding ,and putting hay down on mt rows.

August 11-15: Weeding and watering my plants.

August 18-22: watering my plants and trimming tomatoes.

August 25-29: Picking vegetables and watering.

September 1-5: watering and picking.

June Leadership Project:

Problem: We need to make the garden more known about in the Dallas community.

Solution: Make an Instagram account to reach more people

Test/Activity: I will be taking a posting picture once a week for the garden so that way it can reach more people. https://www.instagram.com/i_love_plants88/

Results: do not have any yet

Communication: tell other about it

July Leadership Project:

Problem: We seem to have bad luck with the cucumber in are garden, and we don't seem to get a lot per year

Solution: To try different types and different ways of growing them.

Test/Activity: They two types I will try are spacemaster bush and Armenian cucumber and I tried growing some from starts and seed. They were grown in mounds typical way to grow squash.

Results: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12-OgZVbCU3T6Ca7cCDroshGilr_buIFwEYR28gW_elg/edit?usp=sharing In the link I talked about what I did and went into more detail about the results. I also have picked some good cucumber from a good plant


August Leadership Project:

Problem: People need food in our community.

Solution: we give the food we grow to the people who want when the are picking up food boxes.

Test/Activity: gave out food to people.

Results: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1540tmZdN2yQMHeI_TQfMFkxv33Wrntz1KeMprnn0t3k/edit?usp=sharing

Communication: with group

Extra leadership Project:

Problem: There is food insecurity in Oregon. Some people have no idea where there next meal is coming from and that can be very scary. I am going to go over what food insecurity is and how many people it affects.

Solution: We need to know about food insecurity. What the main causes could be and a way for people to help if they can.

Test/Activity: To inform myself and other about it. I will write a paragraph on it for people to read.

Results: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15IsQzJWgx9OlEKGngcGgTFwQkq3vwwtz41WsitqSGlM/edit?usp=sharing

Communication: With Group