Coven's Garden

Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because: I love gardening, and it's a great way to grow my job experience doing something I enjoy.

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

1. To grow and maintain a producing garden.

2. To gain more experience and knowledge on gardening.

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

1. How to grow/care for plants more effectively.

2. The basics of having a job; better responsibility, teamwork, etc. .

I think my biggest challenge will be: Growing each type of plant with equal success, and not having any vegetables that don't produce very well.

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: Bell pepper.

I hope to contribute this to the garden this year: I hope to contribute a good crop and to be a good team member.

Garden Plan:

Vegetables and Flowers Planted (list in order):

Pepper x2
Yellow Squash
Squash Crookneck

Rows of vegetables planted: 15

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 14

Planned Garden Yield: 355lbs

Total Biggest Producer: Zucchini (50lbs)

Time Sheet:

May Days Off: 1

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

June Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

July Days Off: 2

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

August Days Off: 1

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

September Days Off: Answer

Extra Days: Answer

Days Late: Answer

Total Days Off: Answer

Final Thoughts:

My favorite vegetable was Zucchini

Because: It was the easiest to grow/harvest

My most productive vegetable was zucchini, and I harvested _ 187.9__ Pounds.

My least productive vegetable was __Peppers__ and I harvested _0.7_ Pounds.

My total harvest for the year was _366.4_ Pounds.

My favorite job was: picking zucchini

My least favorite job was: Weeding

I could have done better at: . Weeding

I did the best I could, doing: Watering, I tried my best to give adequate water to everything and I think I did a good job.

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

1. I learned how to grow/harvest dill.

2. I learned that leaving bean seeds in water for a few minutes before planting helps them grow.

Garden Log:

May 1-7: Zoom meetings and planned my garden.

May 8-14: Planted my garden

May 15-21: Planted my garden

May 22-28: Weeded, watered, and started laying paper and straw

May 29-June 4: Layed paper and straw

June 5-11: Layed paper and straw

June 12-18: Weeded, picked flowers off of zucchini, harvested radishes, thinned rows.

June 19-25: Thinned, fertilized, weeded,

June 26 - July 2: Weeded, layed main pathways with bark dust

July 3 - 9: Weeded, harvested lettuce & zucchini

July 10 - 16: Harvested zucchini, lettuce, beets, and yellow squash

July 17 - 23: Harvested zucchini, lettuce, beets and yellow squash

July 24 - 30: Harvested zucchini, cabbage, beets, and yellow squash

July 31 - Aug 6: Harvested zucchini, cabbage, yellow squash, dill

August 7 - 13: Harvested zucchini, yellow squash, beets, tomatoes

August 14 - 20: Harvested zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers

August 21 - 27: Harvested zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, peppers

August 28 - Sep 3: Harvested zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, peppers

Sep 4 - 10:



1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chocolate chips for topping

How to Cook It:

35-40 mins at 350 degrees


*At Bottom*

Food Assistance:

Date Attended: 7/21/21

What did you help with? Giving the food out to people.

What were people like? The people were all very nice.

What did you learn? I learned that I have to run out into the street and stop cars in order for them to take FREE food. It was super fun though.

Public Speaking

Date: 7/13

Organization: Rotary Club

Approximate number of audience: I might be wrong but I think there were probably 30-40 people.

Presentation length: 1 minute

Presentation: I told them my name, age, years worked at garden, things I hope to learn, biggest challenge, and favorite plant.

How it went: I was very nervous, but I spoke loudly and clearly so I think it went okay.

What leadership skill was needed: Public speaking.

Booth Participation

Date: 7/25

Organization: Breakfast in the park

People encountered: Probably around 8

Presentation: We told people about what DYG is, and what we have done so far this summer.

How it went: It was pretty easy.

Why was it important to do this: I think it was important for people to know more about DYG and what it's purpose is.

What did I learn: I didn't really learn anything, but I did get practice talking to people.