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"This internship has opened my eyes to new career options and new interests. By learning new skills like plant identification, pruning, and weeding invasive species, I have broadened my experiences. I hope this will give me more options while looking for work in natural resources or conservation."

— Miriam Djelidi, 2003 Mundy Wildflower Garden Intern

Kathleen Neal '06

"The fact that you can walk into Plantations from just about anywhere on campus is especially exciting. You don’t have to necessarily get into a car in order to get there. And it’s free. That’s tremendously democratic!"

Debbie Lada '05

"Instead of just being a visitor, I was part of the hard-working gardening staff that makes these gardens so amazing. I will be able to come back in 20 years and see the trees I planted, the tangible roots I set down."

— Debbie Lada, Class of '05, Botanical Collections Intern 2004

Kathleen Neal '06

"We got to do the full range of work tasks that the arborists and gardeners and other staff are involved with—from weeding to tree pruning to even some construction. I really liked the variety. It was never the same kind of day."

— Kathleen Neal, Class of '06, Botanical Collections Intern 2004

Erin Finan '05

"One day we might be weeding the Arboretum; the next day, working in the Herb Garden, or in the greenhouse. I liked that every day was different and that we got to work throughout all of Plantations."

— Erin Finan, Class of '05, Botanical Collections Intern 2004

Peter Cadiuex '06

"Early in the season there’s a lot of planting, but then you get to learn a lot of different skills needed at public gardens—like climbing trees and building stone walls. The experience was really great."

— Peter Cadiuex, Botanical Intern 2006, Masters Student, Landscape Architecture '08, CALS

Peter Cadiuex '06

"I wanted an opportunity to reinforce the knowledge we learned in class and experience it hands-on...to get my hands dirty and work outside."

— Peter Cadiuex '06, Botanical Intern 2006, Masters Student, Landscape Architecture '08, CALS

Jennifer Ng '08

"My internship was a great chance for me to get to know plants on a more personal level. And although I thought I was playing, I was really learning a lot!"

— Jennifer Ng, Class of '08 Botanical Collections Intern in 2007

Jennifer Ng '08

"The summer interning at Plantations really built the foundations of what I was going to be doing for the rest of my life."

— Jennifer Ng, Class of '08 Botanical Collections Intern in 2008

Danielle Hodgins '08

"If I could, I would do the internship all over again!"

— Danielle Hodgins, Class of '08 Botanical Collections Intern in 2006

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