Lunaria Gardens is offering spring and summer internships in Forks Township, Easton, PA.
Job type: Part-time educational internship, hours to be discussed
Compensation: Unpaid/ student credit, possibility of developing into paid position depending on skills & commitment
Position posted: February 13, 2015
Position available: Immediately
Contact: Kristen Jas Vietty, [email protected] (no phone calls)
As this is an educational position, the tasks can vary according to the interests and skills of the applicant. However, some examples of projects include:
- Nursery operations: seeding, transplanting, watering, loading for deliveries
- Garden installation & maintenance: preparing beds, planting, weeding, harvesting
- Construction projects: compost bins, outbuildings, ponds, trellises, planters
- Permaculture design: creating base maps, zone and sector analyses, plant palettes, coloring renderings
- Photography, writing, web/ graphic design, marketing, educational event support
The only requirement is a desire to learn about horticulture and ecological design. Some familiarity with plants, construction, or design is a plus.
About Lunaria Gardens:
Lunaria Gardens provides permaculture design, installation, maintenance and educational services for homeowners, farmers, small businesses, universities, and municipalities. We primarily help people grow food, as well as compost, keep livestock, provide native habitat, and generally close energy loops to reduce unnecessary energy expenditures. Lunaria Gardens’ focus is on empowerment & connection via habitat creation and food production. This spring, we will focus on installing extensive plantings at our farm headquarters in Forks Township, Easton, PA, with some limited off-site client projects.
Owner-operator Kristen Jas Vietty has a background in visual arts, administration, & education, and knows firsthand the value that internships can offer those seeking low-risk exposure to an unfamiliar industry. She has interned with non-profits, a visual artist, and several organic farms throughout the US. She has since founded and co-operated several businesses and continues to enhance her education.
Our other enterprises include LUNA BUS, a tiny house project, and RebelReed, which provides online learning for accordionists. Combination internships are available. See kristenjas.com for all current listings.
To be considered, please contact Kristen Jas Vietty, [email protected] (no phone calls)
Posted February 13, 2015