Internship: Native Plant Nursery Propagation – Nasami Farm Nursery
New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. Nasami Farm, the Society’s native plant nursery, produces plants for habitat restoration, wildlife landscapes, garden displays, and sale to the public both at the nursery and at the Society’s 45-acre native plant botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, in Framingham, MA.
Chester B. Allen Native Plant Propagation and Horticulture Internship
Number Available: 1 at Nasami Farm in Whately, MA
Application Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016
Duration: 6 mos., starting late March/April; 40-hour week with one weekend day required.
Contact: Cayte McDonough, Nursery Production Manager
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.
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.
To apply, e-mail/mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
Propagation Internship 2016
Nasami Farm Native Plant Nursery
128 North Street
Whately, MA 01373