Dakota's Garden

Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because: It's an excellent oppritunity to do something that I love is a more communal way. I also get to learn new tricks, different opinions, and other syles of gardening.

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

1. To create a garden that has a large variety of plants and be succesful with it.

2. To develop a relationship with other people in the garden that I may have not known before.

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

1. A new trick to gardening that I haven't tried.

2. If squash will succesfully grow on a small trellis.

I think my biggest challenge will be: Openly sharing ideas

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: Zucchini

I hope to contribute this to the garden this year: New and creative ideas such as different recipies or experiments.

Garden Plan:

Vegetables and Flowers Planted (list in order):











Butternut Squash

Crookneck Squash







Rows of vegetables planted: 18

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 17

Planned Garden Yield: 379

Total Biggest Producer: Zucchini

Time Sheet:

May Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

June Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

July Days Off: Answer

Extra Days: Answer

Days Late: Answer

August Days Off: Answer

Extra Days: Answer

Days Late: Answer

September Days Off: Answer

Extra Days: Answer

Days Late: Answer

Total Days Off: Answer

Final Thoughts:

My favorite vegetable was Answer

Because: Answer

My most productive vegetable was__ Answer __ and I harvested _ Answer__ Pounds.

My least productive vegetable was __ Answer__ and I harvested_ Answer_ Pounds.

My total harvest for the year was _ Answer_ Pounds.

My favorite job was: Answer

My least favorite job was: Answer

I could have done better at: . Answer

I did the best I could doing: picking the right size of produce. Answer

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

1. Answer

2. Answer

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 : Finished planting, then started mulching

May 29-June 4: Mulching the gardens

June 5-11: Mulching the gardens

June 12-18: Weeding and picking flowers

June 19-25: Set up cages and panels for tomtoes, squash, and beans

June 26-July 2: Weeded gardens and pathways

July 3- 9: Put mulch on the main pathways

July 10- 16: Weeded onions, carrots, and tomatoes as well as entrapping the tomatoes in the cage

July 17- 23:

July 24- 30:

July 31-August 6:




How to Cook It:



Food Assistance:

Date Attended: Answer

What did you help with? Answer

What were people like? Answer

What did you learn? Answer

Garden Project/Problem Solved

Problem: Weeds overtook my lettuce and no seeds were showing up

Solution: I quickly weeded the lettuce row using a hula hoe and then replanted lettuce seeds

Test/Activity: Trellis for my butternut and crookneck squash

Results: Answer

Communication :Answer