Friday, January 31, 2014

TAMU Hort Announces 16th Annual Career Fair, Wed. 2/26

The Department of Horticultural Sciences announces the 16th annual Career Fair
  Wednesday, Feb. 26th 
  HFSB Lobby 

Attendees include:
Ball Horticulture Company
Calloway Nursery
Texas Hill Country Wineries
and MANY more!

*Interested in taking a company to lunch or in need of volunteer hours? Stop by HFSB 204 for signup sheets. Hurry, spots are limited!

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Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston seeks Summer Intern:

2014 Summer Horticulture Internship at Cockrell Butterfly Center,
Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is one of the premier exhibits of live butterflies in the country.  Living Rain Forest Conservatory at the Cockrell Butterfly CenterAlthough butterflies from around the world are the main attraction, the plant background is of major importance.  The center’s theme is a tropical rainforest, featuring over 300 different species of flowering and foliage plants.

In addition to the public display area, the center includes three 1000 sq. ft. greenhouses used for plant storage and maintenance, plant propagation, and for raising several species of butterflies.

Horticultural staff at the Butterfly Center is responsible for plant care and maintenance inside the public display conservatory as well as in the support greenhouses.  Duties include plant care and propagation, rearing butterflies, pest control, record keeping, developing signage and informational materials, leading outreach programs for children and adults, and interacting with the public and with volunteer workers.  Skills developed by horticultural staff in the center include:  Knowledge of tropical plant identity and care; plant propagation techniques; familiarity with greenhouse pest insects and the beneficial species used to control them (biological control); butterfly gardening and familiarity with butterfly identity and breeding; public speaking.

August).  Stipend is $11 per hour.  Applicants should be horticulture majors who have completed at least their freshman year.
Clipper Butterflies living in the Cockrell Butterfly CenterSummer interns work 35-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks (late May/early June-mid

To apply:  Send statement of interest and career goals, including how this internship would help you achieve such goals; college/university transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references (combination of academic and work references), to Nancy Greig, Cockrell Butterfly Center Director,

Application deadline is March 24, 2014.  Intern will be selected and notified by April 7.

Second Aggie Replant for Lost Pines scheduled for February

For the second year in a row, a group of Texas A&M University students will spend two weekends – Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9 – planting trees in the fire-ravaged area of Bastrop State Park.  The volunteer effort will once again be led by Aggie Replant, a student environmental organization, with the aid of the Texas A&M Forest Service. The effort to restore trees to the area devastated by fire on Labor Day weekend in 2011 has brought help from volunteers from across the state. The volunteer work is part of the five-year public-private wildfire recovery partnership to plant more than 4 million trees on public and private land in Bastrop County.
Last year Aggie Replant was the first student-led university organization to participate in this campaign. Student leaders with the organization say just as in last year’s event, 600 Aggies will come together once again for selfless service, leadership and respect for the environment to plant 10,000 seedling trees.
“This is our second year to help with the Lost Pines Recovery Campaign effort,” says Katharina Moeller ’16, Aggie Replant director. “We are so excited to continue this tradition. The Texas A&M Forest Service has been very helpful and is doing a great job in helping to facilitate this effort.”
On each of the four days planned for the project, Moeller says three buses will leave Texas A&M at 8 a.m. and drive to Bastrop. The students will work planting trees and then return by bus at 4 p.m.
The Lost Pines Recovery Campaign is something that Replant is so proud to participate in and plan. We have spent countless hours preparing for this project and cannot wait to see the results. The interest in the project from the students was outstanding and the help we received in marketing the project was phenomenal,” adds Moeller.

Interested in helping?  Visit

Monday, January 27, 2014

7 Paid Internships @ Mt. Cuba Center -Apply Now!

Mt. Cuba Center is offering seven paid summer internship positions intended for students who are interested in working with and studying native plants. Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware located on nearly 600 acres and inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants, and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them. Our woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region's finest.
Our Summer Internship program encompasses both practical hands-on experiences with professionals and plant studies through course work. Students complete the internship knowing how to identify native plants, how they grow and how to incorporate them in the landscape. Students spend time both in the field and classroom. Free housing is provided on site. The application deadline is March 1, 2014 but phone interviews will commence now and will continue until all positions are filled. Please feel free to contact me at 302-239-4244 ext.247 or

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Calloway's Nursery Seeks Interns:

Up to 4 Internships available for Summer 2014!  

Calloway's provides a learning experience that will challenge student interns and expose them to retail management as an option for a career path. In return, the interns provide Calloway’s with a perspective that challenges us with new ideas and allows us to remain up-to-date and fresh in our personnel selection and retail thinking. Interns will rotate and train under different sections of the company.

Rotations include: Store Management Experience, General Manager Experience, Merchandising Department Experience, and Marketing Department interns. 

WHEN: Summer Term- 10 week program.
DEADLINES: Applications due by March 24, 2014. Intern selections will be determined by April 7, 2014
WHERE: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area Houston, Texas
APPLICATION: Resume and Calloway’s Application form completed and returned to
COMPENSATION: $10.00 per hour. 40-work week.

Preferred Experience and Education:
Students who have completed their freshman year of study and have an interest in retail nursery management as a career path.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Urban Water Program in Dallas seeks Interns for Spring & Summer:

The primary focus of the Urban Water Program is water conservation and there are many projects and programs related to landscape design, plant selection, gardening, irrigation, etc.  Intern pay is $10 per hour and internships are available Spring and Summer.  Find out more about the Urban Water Program here and contact:
Clint Wolfe, Program Manager to apply,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Horticulture Internship at National Historic Landmark

Trustees of Reservations is seeking applicants to participate in the 12-week summer Internship Program. The goal of this program is to provide students of the environmental, botanic and horticulture sciences with practical training and experience during the summer months, and to support the stewardship goals of the Stockbridge Management Unit of The Trustees of Reservations. Two candidates will be chosen to work alongside Trustees staff and will gain practical experience with: - maintaining ornamental and natural landscapes - gaining a deeper understanding of the issues involved in preserving conserved lands - working to preserve cultural resources - dealing with the issues involved in public horticulture The term of the internship is ten to twelve weeks and will involve work on Trustees properties throughout the West Region, although the focus of the stewardship component of the internship will be at Naumkeag, a Trustees property in Stockbridge, MA. as a National Historic Landmark in 2007, the gardens at Naumkeag were designed by Fletcher Steele and the landscape is considered one of the best-preserved of his works. As part of the regular work week, the internship program will include an informal series of instruction which will include lectures, demonstrations and work involving Trustees experts, as well as tours of other public gardens and Trustees properties.  See full job posting here.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

VFIC 20th Anniversary and Conference - Feb. 25th

Produce for Health: The Intersection of Sustainability, Food and Nutrition Security and EducationOnline registration:

Conference:  Tuesday, February 25th
VFIC Open House:  Wednesday, February 26th

View Complete Program with List of Speakers HERE.