Garden Apothecary Internship Application
Do you want to learn more about gardening, permaculture, and medicinal plants, and making preparations from plants? We are accepting applications for hands on seasonal herbal internships to learn more about working outside and in the kitchen with the plants themselves. See full description below.
Please read the prerequisites before applying and fill out your application here.
Hands-on Herbal training – 3 months (12 weeks) around new moon and full moon. Current Program students may use the application they have on file. Do you want to learn more about gardening, permaculture, and medicinal plants, and making preparations from plants? We are accepting applications for hands-on seasonal herbal apprenticeships to learn more about working outside and in the kitchen with the plants themselves. This will include workshops and managed work in the gardens and as an apothecary.
This internship can be taken with OR without adding in the Professional Apprenticeship Track. Applicants will meet and discuss their needs and we place them appropriately and explain the difference. We have 5 spots open for incoming and alumni only.
Fall Curriculum includes Herbs for Fall gardening in Texas, Root Divisions and Propagation, Seed Saving, Harvesting plant material, Rootwork, and Seasonal garden amendments and techniques, supplies, labeling, and packaging.
What we do with our extracts: We will be growing herbs for our classroom, and community first aid projects with our herbalists without borders school chapter that we’ve had on hold for a while. Some of our preparations will be sliding scale or donated to different needs in the community and apprentices will be able to take things home.
What to expect: The internship meetings are 3 hours long, (with 2 hours of hands-on work and 1 hour of a presentation or a mix thereof) every other week through Dec. We will open the next group up in March. Interns can also expect to have assignments of things to read and complete before the meetings. Interns will be responsible for maintaining and keeping beds going in between meetings on off weeks so expect at least 1 extra unmanaged work day.
This internship goal is to bring you through a season of gardening and making extracts with herbs in Texas, with a focus on permaculture, organic gardening techniques, and ideas for your own gardens. We generally keep it separate from the main program and extra so that we can give people personal attention and we are able to manage everyone well. We are going to be working with the gardener at ABC to have additional volunteer days so that the plant material at our site can be loved and transformed into extracts at home!
What to consider: Each season we take applicants and generally have a waiting list. This is a private closed internship, only available to current students and alumni. Incoming students receive a significant discount, alumni can take part for $500. If you add the professional track as a graduate of the community program there is an additional charge with business and marketing skills brought into the mix. If you’d like to apply please do so here, professional track students that are already accepted do not need to pay an app fee. Keep in mind, if you are doing the professional track already, this is additional work onsite and online.
Current Students may use their application on file. $500 for alumni, $400 for incoming, accepted students. One work-trade position available at 50% off
About the teachers: Nicole Telkes, and Andrew Mozely, Jenny Perez, Caroline Caswell, Toby, Gayle Engels and more
WE ARE SORRY WE CANNOT ACCEPT NON PROGRAM STUDENTS AT THIS TIME. Please hold off on applying, if you are not a student, as the application fee is nonrefundable.
If we are full and cannot accept you, we can keep your app on file and for the next start date.