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Teen Summer Challenge | Plants & Gardening

Plants & Gardening

Naturalist

Apprentice Badge

Start earning your Plants & Gardening badges here! Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge.

  • #edible
    Find an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable at a farmer’s market or grocery store and ask the stall attendant or produce manager about it.  Post what you discovered.
  • #washingtongrown
    Identify 5 fruits and vegetables that grow in Washington State and when they are ready to harvest in the year.  Share what you found out.
  • #butterfly
    What plants do butterflies and birds love? Write a paragraph or two about what you learn.
  • #gardens
    Name 5 famous gardens from around the world and select your favorite. Share a little about your favorite in your post.
  • #localtrees
    Take a stroll in your yard or neighborhood to see how many different trees grow there. Post a photo or sketch of what you find.

Green Thumb

Journeyman Badge

Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Apprentice badge first to unlock this badge.

  • #growers
    Interview a local farmer, gardener, or nursery store owner about their work and share your interview.
  • #gardenevent
    Attend a garden event in your community and give a summary of your experience. Examples include the free Master Gardeners programs in Puyallup.
  • #nativeplants
    Hike a trail or visit a local park or a public or private garden and identify as many native and non-native plants as you can. Post your list and/or pictures.
  • #gardenpoetry
    Write your own garden poetry, using both the haiku and cinquain styles, and share it with everyone.
  • #growyourown
    Start your own garden, even if it’s just a house plant. Share your experience in a post.
  • #cooking
    Cook up something tasty from the garden, such as a stew or vegetable or fruit salad. Post your recipe and/or photo here.

Chlorophylliac

Master Badge

Complete 1 activity from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Journeyman badge first to unlock this badge.

  • #seedsaver
    Collect and save at least 5 different seeds. To help you get started, visit The Exploratorium. Once you’ve figured out what you want to save, share a picture and paragraph or two about your collection.
  • #plantnotebook
    Create a plant identification notebook containing at least 5 different plants. Find some ideas to get started here. Show us your progress in a post.

HOW TO EARN A BADGE:

First Do This

Complete activities listed under the badges above.

Then Do This

Update Your Activity, describing each activity that you complete. Include the full activity name anywhere in your update (#activityname).

Do This Last

Return here to claim a badge for the activities you completed. Include the activity name for each activity you completed (without the “#”), select the badge you are claiming, and hit submit!

CLAIM YOUR BADGE!

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