When exams end in May, and seniors prepare for commencement, the responsibilities of the garden, organized and overseen by COFGA during the school year, are assumed by the two summer interns.
Past interns have often been members of COFGA, employed under the direction of Dining Services to spend their summers tending to the garden. The internship is a paid position and the students live on campus with approximately 200 other student workers and research assistants. Interns participate in the entire growing process, from planting seeds to transplanting seedlings, to harvesting mature fruits and vegetables and delivering them to their final destinations. The interns work closely with the Biology Department to help start the plants properly and fully utilize the greenhouse. At the end of the summer, the interns go on several field trips to learn more about the production and distribution of food, locally and commercially, in Maine and New England. The two interns are also in charge of recruiting volunteers over the summer, and leading several student and faculty tours, including a C2IT (Colby Community Involvement Trip) and a COOT (Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip). When school starts back up in the fall, management of the garden falls again to COFGA and its students.
Colby students who are interested should contact Joe Klaus of Dining Services (email@example.com).
Summer of 2013: Jeff Meltzer ’15 and Lidia Henderson ’16
Past summer interns:
Summer of 2012: Avery Beck ’14 and Jeff Meltzer ’15
Summer of 2011: Julie Kafka ’12 and Nina Hatch ’13
Summer of 2010: Ben Weinberger ‘11, Meg Kruithoff ’12, and Margie Weiner ’12
Summer of 2009: Robyn Wardell ’11 and Meg Kruithoff ’12
Summer of 2008: Andy Smith ’11 and Ben Hummel ’12 J