Farm Summer Internship Program

Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Organization: Rock Cobble Farm

Location: Other

City: South Kent, Connecticut

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

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

Requirements:

Applicant Requirements:
Must be enrolled in a horticulture program or related field
Ability to use horticultural tools and power equipment safely
Basic knowledge of gardening techniques
Tolerate exposure to inclement weather
Must be industrious and self-motivated

Job Description:

Rock Cobble Farm is a large private estate and residence in Northwest Connecticut, encompassing an entire watershed, including multiple historic homes, and barns. The farm cultivates a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown in gardens, greenhouses, and orchards. The farm's output supplies a local farm-to-table restaurant year-round and a community farm stand in the summer. In addition to the farm’s agricultural objectives, there is an emphasis on fine display gardening. The estate contains numerous formal gardens and extensive collections of flowering and rare plants, all meticulously catalogued and labeled, including:

• Greenhouses full of fragrant and tropical plants, citrus, and about 850 orchids.
• A collection of Magnolia including more than 90 varieties.
• Extensive Rose gardens, Carpinus betulus allées, and Hydrangea hedges.
• Cut flower production of Dahlia, Sweet Peas, Peony, Lilies, and woody branches.

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

*In light of COVID-19, the experiences may be more focused. We will do our best to offer an enriching educational experience while maintaining the safety of both our 2021 Intern Class and our Staff. More information on our current Coronavirus Policies and Procedures are available upon request.

Intern Responsibilities:
Adhere to high aesthetic standards in all areas
Actively participate in all horticultural operations of the estate
Interact effectively with other staff to ensure a productive and harmonious environment

Schedule:
Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm with rotational weekends
Contact Name:
Leirion Sorensen
Application Process:
Interested individuals should email resume and cover letter to:
Leirion Sorensen
Horticulture Manager
rcfgarden@ahboffice.com
Employer Address:

99 Ore Hill Rd
South Kent, CT 06785
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.