Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
Flower – Do 3 requirements and 1 from requirement 10.
Triangle – Do 4 requirements and 1 from requirement 10.
Circle – Do 5 requirements and 2 from requirement 10.
6-8 Rectangle – Do 7 requirements and 2 from requirement 10.
9-12 Rectangle – Do all requirements and 3 from requirement 10.
1. Explain the most likely hazards associated with gardening and what you should do to prevent and respond to these hazards.
2. Learn First Aid for injuries that could occur while gardening, including cuts, scratches, puncture wounds and insect bites.
3. What is anaphylactic shock? Learn to recognize and treat anaphylactic shock, heat reactions, and reactions from exposure to pesticides and fertilizers.
4. Do the following, and discuss your observations throughout the process:
a. Grow six vegetables, three from seeds and three from seedlings, through harvest.
b. Grow six flowers, three from seeds and three from seedlings, through flowering.
5. What is the nutritional value of the following:
a. Three root or tuber crops.
b. Three vegetables that bear above the ground.
c. Three fruits.
6. Test 100 seeds for germination. What percentage of the seeds germinated? Explain why you think some did not germinate.
7. Visit your local university agricultural college, nursery, or a botanical garden or arboretum. What did you see? What did you learn?
8. Explain how honeybees pollinate food crops.
a. What problems face the honeybee population?
b. What would happen if there were no honeybee pollinators?
9. Identify five garden pests (insects, diseased plants).
a. Recommend two solutions for ridding your garden of each pest. At least one of the solutions must be an organic method.
10. Complete number required from above and record weekly observations. Discuss the results.
a. Build a compost bin and maintain it for 90 days.
b. Build a vermipost bin (worm compost bin) and maintain it for 90 days.
c. Build a hydroponic garden containing three vegetables or herbs, or three ornamental plants. Maintain this garden through harvest or flowering, or for 90 days.
d. Build one water garden, either in a container (at least 12 by 6 inches and 6 inches deep), or in the ground as small, decorative pond no larger than 6 by 3 feet and 24 inches deep. Maintain the water garden for 90 days.
e. Prepare a honey super for use on a hive or colony. Remove a filled honey super from the hive or colony and prepare the honey for use.