Herb Study ~ Intern Opportunity ~ Spring & Fall 2013
: Spring session will run from May 7 to June 16, 2013 (application deadline April 1st)
Special 1 week trail building program to follow spring internship session from June 17-22, 2013
. More information will be posted on who will be teaching the trail program, as well as the cost to participate. If you are interested email us at email@example.com
and we will make sure you get the information about the program.
: Fall session will run from September 3 to October 11, 2013 (application deadline July 24th)
Hard Working? Motivated to learn about medicinal plants? Want an opportunity to live and work on United Plant Savers' 360-acre Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Ohio?
Interns work 30 hours/week doing a variety of medicinal plant conservation and cultivation projects.
Interns will be expected to work 28 - 30 hours a week doing medicinal plant conservation and cultivation work, building and maintaining the medicine trails, doing greenhouse work, planting and maintaining a vegetable garden, maintaining and improving the Sanctuary landscape, assisting in the development of Sanctuary interpretive materials and much more all under the supervision of UpS Sanctuary staff. Much of the work is physically strenuous and interns will be expected to be self-motivated. In addition, interns will learn medicinal plant identification, sustainable wild harvesting principals and practices, medicine making and participate in classes and conferences at the Sanctuary and at neighboring herbal centers. Interns will have the opportunity to work on and help design interpretive materials for the “Talking Forest Trail Project” that will add lasting value to the Sanctuary. Interns will also have weekly educational presentations from local herbal experts as well as opportunities to attend related presentations and events such as the Ohio Pawpaw Festival as they occur.
The cost for the spring session is $600.00 for 6 weeks, payable before program begins. In addition, interns will be responsible for all expenses (i.e. transportation, food). We will be accepting 6 - 8 interns for each session. Shared rooms are available, as is camping space, toilets, hot showers, cooking and eating facilities. This is a unique opportunity for intensive learning and we expect this program will fill quickly. Interns must be at least 18 years of age.
To Download pdf file for the application: click here
Check out 2011 Fall Intern Denise Despirito's Blog of her experience http://seedstemflower.tumblr.com/page/6
Another amazing blog to read is past intern Jennifer Heinzel's blog thymes ancient remedies
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