Tori B., Lestle S., Ray- Mya
For this project we will be presenting online. We have our information regarding types of plants we are putting in our garden, the materials and cost of our garden, and our biodiversity on our wiki.
Our feelings towards Garden Ventura are that it will be challenging and will make us really think. This project takes a lot of planning, specific measurements, and lots of research. This project will help us as a group in the real world because in the future, we will be expected to take care of our environment. This is our environment and how we take care of it is how it will turn out.
This project taught us ways to go green and help the environment. We also learned what biodiversity is and how essential it is to our garden and to the earth as a whole. Also, we learned how to compost and that it has a big impact on garden improvement and waste reduction.
In our opinion, the results of our garden will most likely be successful because we took a lot of time to focus on the essentials, placement of the plants and what the outcome of our garden will be when we make certain choices. The placement was very essential to our garden because of water needs and sun requirements; if we placed a plant with needs of full sun exposure in shade, our garden would fail. We wanted to make sure the plants were in the best placement to grow to its fullest to show off our beautiful creative garden. When creating our garden we hoped that it would be colorful and capture the true essence of nature and its environment. By focusing on the environment we have the ability to match our garden to the design of the trailer built by the tenth grade engineering students, which will hopefully compliment the trailer, give students and staff a beautiful garden, and create good biodiversity for the habitat of our garden.
We think that this project is very interesting and brings our inner creativeness out. It makes us feel like we have some control over our project. In the real world, we have to learn about budgeting, logical placement and choices, and in the future, we might choose to have a garden.
For our garden, we are going for a more colorful/green look. We have added a section of vegetables and fruits on the side of the trailer, and in the front of the trailer, we have all of our grasses and flowers to be the center of attention. We chose our plants very carefully because we wanted each one to be very native to Texas and to attract beautiful and helpful insects. Also, our compost system is not complicated at all. We have a composting bin that spins with the help of a handle. We chose this particular composting bin because it is easier and more effective. When we spin the bin, the scraps will mix, giving us better compost to make extremely effective gentrified soil.