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Building Bonds: 10 Questions with Green Ambassador Sequnoa Fowler

Washington Youth Garden


By: Norie Wright

This week’s Green Ambassador highlight falls on Sequnoa Fowler. Sequnoa is a rising senior at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC. His interests include listening to music, hanging out with friends, trying new things, and expanding his mind set. This is his first year with the Green Ambassador Program.

Washington Youth Garden: Why did you sign up for the Green Ambassador Program?

Sequnoa Fowler: My school was doing an internship program, and I met Jake through that program. He explained that what GAP was and that we would be in the garden harvesting vegetables and helping the community and cooking, and I thought it would a good thing. Jake is really the reason I signed up.


WYG: What’s your favorite thing about GAP?

SF: Getting to meet new people.


WYG: What do you bring to the table as a participant of GAP?

SF: I’m a quick learner, but hard worker at same time. I also bring humor to the table, because we need something to talk about while working in the garden Also, I bring good communication.


WYG: What is one important thing that you’ve gained from working here?

SF: Communication is vital. We also learned stuff about different weeds and plants. We’ve learned a lot in the past few weeks.


WYG: What has been your favorite memory from your time spent here?

SF: Spending time with people at lunch, because we’re always laughing.


WYG: What has been the most challenging task for you this summer?

SF: Dealing with the heat and the bugs. Everything else has been good.


WYG: What is the dirtiest job you have done this summer?

SF:  The first day, we were weeding and I didn’t have the right clothes on. I got dirt all over my hands and clothes.


WYG: If you could have any superpower, which would you have and why?

SF:  Super speed, definitely, cause you can be so fast that you like stop time, and get places quicker.


WYG: What is your favorite fruit?

SF: Peaches.


WYG: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?

SF:  I would live in the bahamas because it's beautiful. The waters beautiful, the beach is beautiful. It's like paradise.

Norie Wright is the Events and Communications Intern for the Washington Youth Garden and Friends of the National Arboretum.