Project Information

Family Food Sustainability
George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Tiyan High, J.P. Torres Alternative School
Education, Environment Stewardship, Health Services
Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Agriculture, Horticulture, Culinary, Agri-Science, Consumer and Family Science, English, Woodshop , Chamorro
Outside of School
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Juanita C.V. Blaz
Family Food Garden (2016-2018)
Basic Information
    Juanita Blaz
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    $$50 or less

  • Description

    Basic Outline for creating a Family Food Garden Survey family members to see what types of fruits and vegetables they would like to eat more of that can be grown on Guam. Decide based on typed of plants what kind of space you are going to need. Decide whether it is going to be a raised bed, container garden or smaller window sill planter.
    Purchase or find items that can be recycled and used for your garden and garden soil from a store or see if you have sufficient soil around your home. Buy or obtain seeds, seedlings or cuttings fromplants you wish to grow. Search as much information about the plants you selected so you will know how far apart, and how much space each plant needs and whether it is a vine plant or a tree. After plants are put down into the soil, be sure to water every 2-3 days, regardless of light shower rain.
    Check frequently to make sure chickens and bugs are not damaging your plants. Think ahead and talk to family members to see what kind of family meals can be made from your produce. Make a recipe book and turn it in to your teacher, along with your reflection page. HAPPY GARDENING

    Career Pathway/Field



    Teach youth to do research, survey family members, think about the plants and type of garden. Research about proper care for plants and what meals can be made whe it is time to harvest. Another possibility is to give extra produce to neighbors or extended family members so it is not wasted.

    Remind youth that you can help your family if it is too difficult to help the community because of transportation or other issues 


    This project can be done without contact with Island Girl Power. However you are welcomed to contact us to get the project outline, take a tour and see our raised bed plots and window boxes as an example for their home garden.

    We suggest you....

    *Take a tour on saturday at 9am
    *Askt to learn more about our Community Garden
    *search different ways to make a garden online
    *try to find ways to save money while making your garden

    *Send us your relection assignment online when you are done.


    will involve use of some tools and physical labor.

    Issue Area

    Food Sustainability / Healthy food choices

    Agency Description

    Website to allow increased accessibility of projects for students and teachers for their Service Learning Requirements

    Point of Contact Informations

    Juanita Blaz 688-4752

    Comments about the Project Location

    Learning site is our facility,

    Project site is the students home.