Lunaria Gardens Internship
Lunaria Gardens is offering ongoing internships at several locations in Philadelphia: at the greenhouse in West Fairmount Park, at the nursery and growing fields in Roxborough and North Philadelphia, and occasionally at farmers markets in Chestnut Hill, Old City, and Fishtown.
Job type: Part-time educational internship, hours to be discussed
Location: Philadelphia (mostly Roxborough and North Philly)
Compensation: Unpaid/ student credit, possibility of developing into paid position depending on skills & commitment
Position updated: March 8, 2017
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
▪ Retail assistance at farmers markets and special events
▪ Field assistance: preparing beds, planting, weeding, harvesting
▪ Floral design assistance, creating market and subscription bouquets
▪ Construction projects: raised beds, compost bins, trellises, planters
▪ Food processing & preservation
▪ 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 is an urban farm, plant nursery, and floral design studio. We produce a wide range of specialty edibles, natives, ornamentals, and houseplants for the landscape and the home. Our seasonal florals are primarily grown and foraged in Philadelphia, and we provide delivery arrangements, weekly subscriptions, DIY buckets, wedding packages, custom event design, and wholesale cuts to florists. We also offer educational programming like design parties, pop-up events, and workshops.
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.
Women, people of color, and LGBTQ applicants are especially encouraged to apply. To be considered, please contact Kristen Jas Vietty, [email protected] (no phone calls)
Updated: March 8, 2017