Rock Cobble Farm Summer Internship Program 2018

Hiring Organization: Rock Cobble Farm
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: South Kent, Connecticut
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Rock Cobble Farm Summer Internship Program 2018

Rock Cobble Farm is a large private estate located in South Kent, Connecticut.

Situated in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, the farm is comprised of sprawling
woodlands, formal French style rose, cut flower, vegetable and herb gardens
bounded by boxwood and hornbeam hedges, extensive woodland garden, orchards, 
greenhouses, hay meadows and pastures, meandering stone walls, historic houses 
and barns.
Interns will gain experience in nearly all horticultural aspects of estate operation 
including:


Plant installation and maintenance

IPM

Vegetable production

Cut flower production

Irrigation & fertilization

Propagation

Arboriculture

Woodland management

Greenhouse maintenance

Turf management

Stone wall construction

Beekeeping
Intern Responsibilities
Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, with some weekends necessary
Adhere to very high aesthetic standards in all areas
Actively participate in all horticultural operations of the estate
Interact effectively with other staff to insure a harmonious environment

Applicant Requirements
Must be enrolled in a university horticulture program or related field
Ability to use horticultural tools and power equipment safely
Basic knowledge of gardening techniques
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and tolerate exposure to inclement weather
Must be industrious and self-motivated

Housing is provided on the estate.
Compensation: $560 weekly stipend


Interested individuals should email resume and cover letter to:


Ron Wik
Horticultural Manager
rcfgarden@ahboffice.com
Applications accepted through February 1, 2018

 

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