By Lauren Breach, Astrid Jackson, Jacky Ortega and Michiah Thomas
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” ~Mattie Stepanek
After weeks of long hours and hard work we have finally reached the due date of the Garden Ventura wiki. Our group, along with the 40 other groups in seventh grade have put a lot of time and effort into our projects. We’ve had so many helpful experiences and it’s been great to learn so many things.
Overall, as a group we’ve highly enjoyed this project. It’s been a wonderful experience to learn about our environment and what we can do to make it a better place. Throughout this project we have learned to appreciate our earth and how we must do our best to take care of it so it stays beautiful and healthy for future generations. This project has opened our eyes to the importance of our community and the world we live in.
There are many important things that we have learned. One thing that we have learned is that it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain a garden. Even though the process can be challenging, we have learned to keep going and that if at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Throughout the process of working as a team we have learned the values of teamwork and how if everyone chips in, you can accomplish something great. Together, as a group, we have bonded and become close friends. We have all worked very hard and it’s wonderful to see our final achievements. Overall it’s been amazing to see what we can do when we work together.
Another thing we have learned is that is very important is the complexity of this project. To many people, they may see this as simply draw a garden project but it is much much deeper than that. After this project, we have all learned about biodiversity, sustainability and homeostasis and once the winning garden is chosen, we’ll even get to experience it first hand. This project has been amazing and has taught us so many things.
The most important part of this project however is tomeet new people and have fun learning together. Throughout this project our group has had many fun and wonderful moments. One time, when Astrid, our garden engineer figured out how to put our Sketchup onto our wiki we were all laughing and cheering. It felt amazing to figure things out for ourselves and to discover new things. This project has taught me as a person and my group the important of friendship and kindness within a group.
Overall, working on Garden Ventura has been an amazing experience and I am so thankful for my amazing group. The sense of achievement is so high and it’s overall been so rewarding. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and filled out the various surveys we have sent out. Thank you to everyone has given us their time. Thank you so much.