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Harmonics Gardens Intern

Posted on Monday April 7th 2014

Harmonics Gardens Intern

Blue Dragon Apothecary158 Main St, Suite 10 Greenfield, MA 01054

Our goal is to build successful bridges between biomedicine and alternative medicine in the region.

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Overview

NOW WELCOMING INTERNS FOR SUMMER 2014! The Harmonics Gardens Project is dedicated to community based agriculture, herbal medicine, and education. Our internship program provides the opportunity to become involved in the creative and fulfilling process of establishing a healing farm from the ground up. This is a new project, a collaboration between Blue Dragon Apothecary and Harvest Moon Farm in Greenfield, MA that began just before the new year 2014. The Harmonics Gardens Project is about experimentation and collaboration, as well as self and community empowerment. Interns will work with gardeners and herbalists to design and implement a 2-year farm plan from the ground up. WORK SITES Blue Dragon Apothecary Greenfield Farmer’s Market Harvest Moon Farm and Farm stand

Start date

May 12

End date

August 29

Intern responsibilities

Interns will be involved in the research and implementation of long-term and short-term projects, with opportunities to break out into areas of expertise/work groups.

Major projects include:

Sheet mulching
Tillage
Building beds
Vertical gardens
Seedling transplant
Rainwater collection systems
Beekeeping
Harvesting and processing herbal medicine
Hoop house and drying room installation
Seed saving and storing

Required intern qualifications

We are looking for committed, inventive, hard-working, and enthusiastic individuals with interests in organic farming, herbal medicine, and community empowerment. Interns must be solution-oriented team builders who possess passion and capacities to focus troubleshoot, and pursue projects with initiative. We believe that agriculture is a creative and personal avenue to healing and empowerment.

Desired outcomes of internship

The Harmonics Gardens Project is about experimentation and collaboration, as well as self and community empowerment. Interns will work with gardeners and herbalists to design and implement a 2-year farm plan from the ground up.

Learning with the Seasons: As the seasons change, we will study changes in the medicinal plants and when to harvest roots, leaves, and flowers. We will consider the benefits of living with the seasons and how seasonal changes affect not only the earth and plants, but our own bodies and health as well. Interns will help establish landscape and facilities for season extension.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship


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