If you have a passion for flowers, Wollam Gardens is the place to work, learn, live, and grow your floriculture dream. Floriculture Interns have the opportunity to learn all aspects of a cut-flower growing operation, Interns will get dirty, work hard, and see first-hand the beauty of this unique operation. We love being able to share our knowledge of flowers, and to provide a hands-on learning environment.
Interns are needed from March through December. The initial commitment is 10 weeks, but may be extended or curtailed based on performance, need, and availability. Interns work 6 days a week (rain or shine!) We try hard to make sure interns are involved with every aspect of farm work. Activities may include pulling weeds, transplanting plugs into the field, watering, harvesting flowers, washing buckets, making bouquets, attending farmers markets, tending to the chickens, assisting with on-site events, and more.
Life on the farm is a communal living experience. Our old farmhouse accommodates up to 6 interns, 3 in each of 2 spacious rooms. Each person will have their own bed and dresser. Interns have access to a full bath, a half bath, and an outdoor shower. There is a common living room, kitchen, laundry, and wi-fi. We have 3 farm cats, 2 staff dogs, and a number of chickens. Interns share in the chores of cooking, cleaning, and hosting visitors to the farm’s AirBnB rooms.
The internship includes food as well as accommodation, plus a stipend of $30 per work day. Much of our fresh produce is obtained by trading with other vendors at our weekly farmers markets.
Farm and/or floral experience is not required. If you have an outstanding work ethic, team spirit, an eye for beauty and color, and a love of the outdoors, please complete and submit the form below. A message detailing your experiences and your interest in the program is much appreciated.
UPDATE, MARCH 2017: All of our spring and summer positions are filled. We are still reviewing applications for fall positions. You may also submit your application to be considered in the event of any unexpected openings.