Interview a Gardener: Smithsonian Gardens Green Ambassador Challenge
Step Two: Identify a Gardener to Interview
This step can also be done at home.
The gardener can be a family member, neighbor, teacher, or other adult. They can also be a peer, with permission from the teacher and the gardener’s parents or guardians.
If you have trouble identifying a gardener, contact local garden clubs and community gardens to see if any members would like to participate in an interview.
Once you have each selected a gardener to interview, schedule an appointment with the person to conduct the interview.
Next, do some background research so you can go into the interview feeling prepared. Consider questions like:
- What can you find out about the time period they grew up in?
- Did any major historical events take place?
- What was their neighborhood like ten or twenty or thirty years ago?
- If they emigrated from a different country, what can you learn about that country?