Farm Summer Internship Program
Date Posted: March 25, 2021
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Organization: Rock Cobble Farm
City: South Kent, Connecticut
Website: View Website
Job Type: Full Time
Wages/Salary: Housing is provided on the estate. Compensation: $560 weekly stipend
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
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
Cut flower production
Irrigation & fertilization
Stone wall construction
*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.
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
99 Ore Hill Rd
South Kent, CT 06785
Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.