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Internship Opportunities with the Garden Ecology Project for 2012!

Are you passionate about promoting food justice and environmental stewardship through community gardening?

Do you enjoy working with both plants and people?

Would you like to learn practical research skills in urban agriculture and ecology?

The Garden Ecology Project is seeking interns to assist with research with NYC community gardens during the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2012 (as interns’ schedules permit).  We work to develop environmentally-friendly gardening practices (like cover cropping) with and for urban gardeners, and build support for community gardening in policy and urban planning.

Download the Garden Ecology Project Internship Application 2012

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Opportunities for field and lab work include:

  • Sampling cover crops in Brooklyn community gardens (April)
  • Assisting with workshops to plan & carry out cover crop research with community gardeners, including planting and monitoring cover crops (April – Nov)
  • Soil sampling (August – Sept)
  • Monitoring cover crop performance (Sept – Nov)
  • Insect scouting for key pests & beneficials (June – Sept)
  • Insect identification on sticky cards (ongoing)
  • Data entry (ongoing)

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule (part-time OK)
  • Learn practical research skills in urban agriculture, urban ecology, plant science, entomology, and/or community development
  • Potential for academic credit through your college or university
  • Opportunity to design & carry out an independent project

To apply, please complete this form and send to Megan Gregory by email: meganmgregory1@gmail.com

Questions ?  Please contact me by phone at : 847-287-7794

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