Horticulture and Natural Lands Intern


The Hay, Honey Farm
130 Stevens Lane
Far Hills, NJ 07931
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
6/3/2024
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
No
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $15.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Part-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

 

Spend the summer outdoors working in horticulture! The Hay, Honey Farm is a private garden/arboretum in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Approximately twenty-five acres have been fenced to exclude deer since 1990. Within the deer fence, there are about twelve acres of gardens, containing ornamental trees and shrubs, perennial borders, cutting flowers, and a vegetable garden, as well as two large native woodland areas. The remaining property is comprised of woodlots, hay fields, riparian buffers, and conservation lands. Work is ongoing to restore native habitats both inside and outside of the deer fence.

     Our seasonal internships are available mid-March through mid-December, or portions thereof, and provide valuable hands-on experience in horticulture and land stewardship working side by side with seasoned professionals. Interns work about 20 hours each week, Monday through Friday. Days worked each week can be flexible while classes are in session; from May through August interns work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  The work here is interesting and varies with the season: invasive species identification and control, tree planting & pruning, perennial divisions, vegetable gardening, turf maintenance, and more. The diversity of the plant collections here allows for a wide range of experiences in plant identification as well. Please note that the nature of the work requires our employees to perform strenuous tasks under a variety of challenging weather conditions, and that we are not able to offer housing for our interns. Starting pay is $15.25/hour.

For more information, or to apply, contact Hilary at The Hay Honey Farm, thehayhoneyfarm@gmail.com.

 

Job Requirements
Intern applicants should love being outdoors with plants and willing to perform strenuous tasks in challenging weather conditions.