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Horticultural Internship
Category: Horticulture

Woodside, California

Salary: $8.00 per hour
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011



Learn professional gardening skills on an historic estate! Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Filoli is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Formerly a grand 654-acre country place, Filoli is operated today as a public garden, cultural center and nature center. The program is designed for students majoring in horticulture, public garden management, landscape maintenance and landscape architecture. Rotate throughout the 16-acre formal garden working two weeks in each area, including the greenhouses area, under the direct supervision of a lead horticulturist. Interns are taught techniques of planting, watering, hedging, fertilizing, mowing, pruning, etc. They are also taught to operate power equipment and use hand tools, and are required to learn garden and greenhouse plants, weeds and native plants. At the end of each program, students are tested on their knowledge in the subject areas.  Interns (10 weeks) and apprentices (6-12 months) are paid $8.00 per hour and may earn college credits. Apprentices have more responsibility and independent projects.  Local housing is provided through Filoli volunteers. Internships are offered four times per year (see website for schedule) but apprenticeships are scheduled on an individual basis. Application forms are available on the Filoli website, A resume, cover letter, transcripts and three letters of recommendation are also required. Contact Lucy Tolmach, Director of Horticulture, for more information: Tel. 650-364-8300, x214.

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