By Amanda Buchholz
Sustainability Studies Intern
I am absolutely loving my internship!
I did have a minor mishap. After all of the mulching Wes and I did last week, I ended up injuring my lower back/sciatic nerves. Somehow I injured both nerves and could barely walk at all Thursday night into Friday morning. After rest and movement I am almost back on track. My task this week was repotting for the Skywalk. I was given a table and chair to help accommodate my injury.
Jan uses an organic triple threat combination of vermiculite, peat moss, and mushroom compost for her potting mix. I made sure to write this down for my future gardening endeavors. My daily schedule varies week to week. I usually have a project or two each week that is to be completed. The mulching and weeding, needless to say, did not have my attention this last week. These are some things I hope to tackle next week. I also get to work with some of the day program participants depending on their schedule. Last week two of the participants planted basil seeds in peat pods, which have already begun to sprout! (pictured at right)
Since I am new to gardening I was very excited compare some of the photos I took of plants I planted from the first week of my internship versus today (pictured below, the middle photo is just another of the basil planted last week beginning to sprout).
I am excited to see the growth of my little plants! I am excited for harvest time. I have already spoke with Jan about coming back around harvest time when my internship is over to help out! I really want to see the fruit of my loving labor!