Project Native Internships
Project Native is a 54 acre farm in Housatonic with the mission to inspire the stewardship of natural resources by cultivating native plants and restoring our local landscape. Our property has an 8 acre native plant nursery, 20 acre native seed bank, native gardens and wildlife management areas, a small retail shop, education facility and organic community vegetable garden. Students and community members that intern at Project Native are welcome to customize their experience by choosing workdays and hours as well as area of focus. Main tasks differ throughout the season but the emphasis is on conserving and enhancing natural habitat, organic growing practices, seed saving and propagation. A Simon’s Rock internship at Project Native would also include maintenance of the vegetable garden under cultivation at Simon’s Rock campus throughout the summer.