Chester B. Allen Native Plant Propagation and Horticulture Internship 2019

New England Wild Flower Society

Nasami Farm Native Plant Nursery 128 North St. Whately, Massachusetts 01373

We conserve & promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes

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Overview

New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Nasami Farm, the Society’s native plant nursery, produces plants for habitat restoration, wildlife landscapes, garden displays and sale to the public. Our 45-acre botanical garden, Garden in the Woods, contains the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast (over 1000 taxa).

Start date

1/20/2019 application deadline - full-time internship starts in March

End date

September/October 2019

Intern responsibilities

Interns gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating North American native plants in a nursery setting. As part of this experience, interns assist in many facets of nursery operations, including propagation of numerous species, retail plant sales, seed collection and processing, record keeping and public information duties. This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills by learning from staff, coordinating volunteers, leading projects, writing articles, and participating in the development of an expanding nursery. Interns have the chance to complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. Provides entry into both native plant studies and nursery management.

Required intern qualifications

Candidates should possess some botanical understanding, familiarity with horticultural practices, an interest in native plants of the Northeast, excellent communication skills and a strong desire to learn.

Desired outcomes of internship

Interns gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating North American native plants in a nursery setting. This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills by learning from staff and participating in the development of an expanding nursery. Interns have the chance to complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. Provides entry into both native plant studies and nursery management.

Compensation: $480/week; Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and field trips.