Week 9 in Region 13

Crawford County Fair

The Rising Star Interns helped with the Crawford County Fair in Denison this week. We started our week off by helping with static judging. We wrote comments about a 4-H member’s project and wrote what ribbon they received. Then we judged the club’s booths. We judged the booths by ensuring they had the members’ names listed and followed the fair theme, Spy Your Potential. The booths were ranked 1st through 3rd, and we had to give each booth an “award,” like most creative and most informational.

Open Community Garden Night

On a beautiful Tuesday night, the interns held their Open Community Garden Night at the community garden in Harlan. A few Master Gardeners and community members brainstormed ideas on two big sticky pads, what they liked about the garden, and what they would like to change. Some things they liked about the garden are people sharing ideas and it’s inspirational. Throughout the night, we focused on how we could change the garden. The community members suggested having a security system, a donation garden, composting, and much more. We also had water and cookies, handed out ISU Extension and Outreach bags, and even had a door prize. We had a great time talking about the garden and meeting new people!

Harvest Dy at Community Garden

On Thursday, the interns helped pick produce from the community garden in Denison. We picked cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow squash. Once we got back to the office, we cleaned the produce so they were ready to be sent off to the food pantry!