Horticulture Internship

Green Chimneys

Brewster,  New York


Interns in the horticulture area are immersed in both educational and vocational aspect of horticulture, and participate in activities offered both in the Educational School Garden and at Boni-Bel Organic Farm. The Educational School Garden on the Brewster campus plays an important role in the lives of Green Chimneys students under the supervision of a licensed teacher with specialized background in horticulture. The experience on the Boni-Bel farm is significant and transformative for our students; the natural rhythms and cycles seen and experienced on the farm lead to a deeper and more accessible understanding of the world. Students are involved with the day-to-day operation of the farm and its retail operations including the farm stand and quaint Country Store. Interns have an opportunity to observe and participate in classes, facilitate 1:1 activities with individual students, and may explore independent projects that can enhance the garden program. Interns also guide therapeutic/recreational activities such as creating bees wax candles, mixing organic lotions, drying culinary herbs or preparing fresh chicken eggs for sale to the public. Interns in the horticulture area will be immersed in both educational and vocational aspect of horticulture, and participate in activities offered both on campus and at Boni-Bel organic garden. During the spring, summer, and fall months activities are held in our gardens, where planting, maintenance and harvesting of crops take place. In the winter, students are exposed to the scientific side of horticulture, such as plant anatomy and seed propagation in our greenhouses.


Horticulture Intership runs from April 3rd to November 30th. Applicants must commit to the 7 month period of the internship program. Applicant must be 21 years of age. Room/board and educational stipend available. Applicants that are interested in applying and want to be considered must complete an online application by clicking the following link http://jobs.greenchimneys.org/careers/

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