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GARDEN INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS
Category: Horticulture


Filoli
Woodside, CA

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013

 

GARDEN INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS

Filoli is a magnificent 654-acre historic site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated today as a cultural and horticultural center. Features of the 16-acre formal garden include lawn terraces, walled garden, woodland garden, rose garden, sunken garden, bowling green, cutting garden, fruit orchard, knot garden, vegetable garden, native plant garden and greenhouses. There are formal hedges and parterres, rare woody plant specimens, and a 36,000 sq. ft. residence which houses several libraries and a collection of decorative arts. Over 500 acres of the site remain undeveloped, with pristine oak madrone woodlands, redwood forests, chaparral and riparian plant communities.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Formalized training in practical horticulture, landscape preservation and public garden management. Rotate through the five garden areas and work under the direct supervision of a staff of over 12 horticulturists. Specialized workshops are scheduled in water management, soil testing, plant identification, shear sharpening, hand tools, power equipment, pests and diseases, garden design and history, and scheduling. At the end of each program, students are tested on their knowledge in these subject areas. Tours of the house, gardens and libraries are also offered and interns are invited to attend educational programs and lectures.

 

DUTIES

Planting annuals and bulbs, shearing formal hedges, pruning woody ornamentals and fruit trees, thinning and harvesting fruit, maintaining perennial borders, weeding, mowing and edging turf, fertilizing, watering, using hand tools and operating power equipment, managing greenhouses and container stock, monitoring pests and propagating plants. All students are expected to keep records and maintain a journal, and apprentices work two days a week on independent projects.

 

SCHEDULE

Ten-week internships and six-month apprenticeships are offered year-round, with programs in the spring, summer, fall and winter. Current schedules are posted on the Filoli website: http://www.filoli.org/education/garden-internships.html. Apply at least one month in advance of each start date. Up to five students are accepted for each session.

 

COMPENSATION

$8.00 per hour, college credits, free housing (limited) offered with families in the local community in exchange for eight hours per week of gardening or other work. Filoli transportation can be provided.

 

TO APPLY

Send completed application, résumé with cover letter, three letters of recommendation and transcripts to: Jim Salyards, Internship Coordinator, Filoli Center, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062.

 

To download the application form, visit the website at:

http://www.filoli.org/education/garden-internships.html.

 

For more information about the program, call (650) 364-8300, x223, or e-mail the Internship Coordinator: jsalyards@filoli.org.

jsalyards@filoli.org.GARDEN INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS
Filoli is a magnificent 654-acre historic site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and
operated today as a cultural and horticultural center. Features of the 16-acre formal garden include lawn
terraces, walled garden, woodland garden, rose garden, sunken garden, bowling green, cutting garden, fruit
orchard, knot garden, vegetable garden, native plant garden and greenhouses. There are formal hedges and
parterres, rare woody plant specimens, and a 36,000 sq. ft. residence which houses several libraries and a
collection of decorative arts. Over 500 acres of the site remain undeveloped, with pristine oak madrone
woodlands, redwood forests, chaparral and riparian plant communities.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Formalized training in practical horticulture, landscape preservation and public garden management. Rotate
through the five garden areas and work under the direct supervision of a staff of over 12 horticulturists.
Specialized workshops are scheduled in water management, soil testing, plant identification, shear
sharpening, hand tools, power equipment, pests and diseases, garden design and history, and scheduling. At
the end of each program, students are tested on their knowledge in these subject areas. Tours of the house,
gardens and libraries are also offered and interns are invited to attend educational programs and lectures.
DUTIES
Planting annuals and bulbs, shearing formal hedges, pruning woody ornamentals and fruit trees, thinning and
harvesting fruit, maintaining perennial borders, weeding, mowing and edging turf, fertilizing, watering, using
hand tools and operating power equipment, managing greenhouses and container stock, monitoring pests and
propagating plants. All students are expected to keep records and maintain a journal, and apprentices work
two days a week on independent projects.
SCHEDULE
Ten-week internships and six-month apprenticeships are offered year-round, with programs in the spring,
summer, fall and winter. Current schedules are posted on the Filoli website:
http://www.filoli.org/education/garden-internships.html.
Apply at least one month in advance of each start date. Up to five students are accepted for each session.
COMPENSATION
$8.00 per hour, college credits, free housing (limited) offered with families in the local community in
exchange for eight hours per week of gardening or other work. Filoli transportation can be provided.
TO APPLY
Send completed application, résumé with cover letter, three letters of recommendation and transcripts to: Jim
Salyards, Internship Coordinator, Filoli Center, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062.
To download the application form, visit the website at:
http://www.filoli.org/education/garden-internships.html.
For more information about the program, call (650) 364-8300, x223, or e-mail the Internship Coordinator:
jsalyards@filoli.org.GARDEN INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS
Filoli is a magnificent 654-acre historic site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and
operated today as a cultural and horticultural center. Features of the 16-acre formal garden include lawn
terraces, walled garden, woodland garden, rose garden, sunken garden, bowling green, cutting garden, fruit
orchard, knot garden, vegetable garden, native plant garden and greenhouses. There are formal hedges and
parterres, rare woody plant specimens, and a 36,000 sq. ft. residence which houses several libraries and a
collection of decorative arts. Over 500 acres of the site remain undeveloped, with pristine oak madrone
woodlands, redwood forests, chaparral and riparian plant communities.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Formalized training in practical horticulture, landscape preservation and public garden management. Rotate
through the five garden areas and work under the direct supervision of a staff of over 12 horticulturists.
Specialized workshops are scheduled in water management, soil testing, plant identification, shear
sharpening, hand tools, power equipment, pests and diseases, garden design and history, and scheduling. At
the end of each program, students are tested on their knowledge in these subject areas. Tours of the house,
gardens and libraries are also offered and interns are invited to attend educational programs and lectures.
DUTIES
Planting annuals and bulbs, shearing formal hedges, pruning woody ornamentals and fruit trees, thinning and
harvesting fruit, maintaining perennial borders, weeding, mowing and edging turf, fertilizing, watering, using
hand tools and operating power equipment, managing greenhouses and container stock, monitoring pests and
propagating plants. All students are expected to keep records and maintain a journal, and apprentices work
two days a week on independent projects.
SCHEDULE
Ten-week internships and six-month apprenticeships are offered year-round, with programs in the spring,
summer, fall and winter. Current schedules are posted on the Filoli website:
http://www.filoli.org/education/garden-internships.html.
Apply at least one month in advance of each start date. Up to five students are accepted for each session.
COMPENSATION
$8.00 per hour, college credits, free housing (limited) offered with families in the local community in
exchange for eight hours per week of gardening or other work. Filoli transportation can be provided.
TO APPLY
Send completed application, résumé with cover letter, three letters of recommendation and transcripts to: Jim
Salyards, Internship Coordinator, Filoli Center, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062.
To download the application form, visit the website at:
http://www.filoli.org/education/garden-internships.html.
For more information about the program, call (650) 364-8300, x223, or e-mail the Internship Coordinator:
jsalyards@filoli.org.

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