Week 10 in Region 18 – Thanks for an Awesome Summer!

Over the past week, Kaylee and I have been in disbelief about how fast this summer has gone. It feels like yesterday when we first got acquainted with our new internships; we are so sad that it is over!

Over the past week, we wrapped up our internships with a final meeting with the Master Gardeners on Tuesday night. During the meeting, we reviewed all the design information with the Master Gardeners, clarified any final questions, and said our goodbyes.

On Wednesday, we wrapped up everything in Marion County by cleaning up our day camp kits and organizing surveys that we asked the parents of the kids that attended our camps. Our bosses, Sherry and Ashtin, even took us out to lunch! So nice of them. We wrapped up our day at Smash Park in Pella, where we played pickleball, bags, and Jenga. It was so hard to say bye to everyone!

On Thursday, we went to see the Allendan seed operation in Winterset. We saw how seeds were extracted, dried, germinated, and planted. We then ate lunch at a nearby park and reminisced about the fun we had during the internship. We ended our trip by exploring a maze in the park.

Overall, Kaylee and I had lots of fun during our internship, and we are sad to see it end. Thank you to those who have made our internship such an enjoyable experience; we could not have done it without you.
Have a good summer!