In with the Interns is our new segment featuring the 2014 high school interns; this segment will explore what they do, learn and experience this summer. Written by Kate Borger, this segment will also feature original words and artwork from the interns.
How many teenagers can say they spent their summer being paid to learn, to cook with fresh produce, and to open their minds to concepts of sustainability and the importance of plants in our lives? For Phipps’ eight high school interns, the bragging rights include planning, planting and maintaining vegetable beds, working throughout the Conservatory under the guidance of our stellar horticulture team and absorbing numerous green ideas through field trips, documentary films and discussions with our Science Education staff. We’ll be following their activities on this blog as the internship unfolds, but first, a quick introduction to the 2014 Phipps High School Interns, in their own words:
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