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Business Development Internship – Green City Growers (Boston, MA)

Green City Growers, Massachusetts’ premiere vegetable gardening business, is seeking an intern for spring 2013. GCG specializes in raised-bed garden installations, maintenance, and education for residential, business, restaurant and community locations. We are a small business (6 full time staff), and operate out of Union Square in Somerville.

GCG is seeking a positive, driven individual interested in immersing themselves in a growing business. Your time at GCG will be focused on sales, marketing, and business development. You will learn many aspects of running a small business. If you are looking to gain a wide variety of professional experience, this internship is for you. Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating and executing newsletters
  • Blogging and utilizing social networks
  • Emailing and following up on sales leads
  • Assistance in scheduling and coordinating workshops out of the GCG Office space
  • Attending and finding events
  • Track and analyze marketing data
  • Aid in the development of new sales techniques

The position will last until the end of May. The internship is part time (2-3 days a week). Candidates will only be considered if they can commit to the position until the end of May.

Please send a resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in obtaining this internship, when you can start and your availability. More information can be found by clicking here.

Jun 16: COGDesign Plant Sale

Saturday, June 16;  9:30am – 2:30pm

Espousal Retreat and Conference Center

554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02454

Gorgeous perennials, herbs, shrubs, and trees at affordable prices; many from award-winning gardens.

Also for sale: gardening gloves, decorative pots, and worm castings.

EXCLUSIVE:  new Coast of Maine organic granular fertilizer (limited supply).

Experienced gardeners will be on hand to help with selection and placement of plants in your garden.  Professional landscape designers will be available for individual design consultations for $25 for half an hour – so bring your photos!

Proceeds from the Plant Sale will be used for COGdesign’s Nursery Garden, on the grounds of the Espousal Center, which supplies plants to other community projects throughout greater Boston.  See the new raised bed planters constructed for the Nursery Garden by Pine Street Inn’s Handy Works program!

Garden Education Assistant, Groundwork Somerville

Want to gain experience in schoolyard gardens programming?  Assist Groundwork Somerville as their Garden Educators lead after school clubs in each elementary school garden through their Schoolyard Gardens Program in Somerville.  This spring’s theme will be Garden Arts!  (We are interested in hearing from potential volunteers even if you are unable to commit through June 8th.)

Garden Education Assistant

March 26th-June 8th (10 weeks),
Hours 2+ hours/week, unpaid/volunteer

Garden Education Assistants will assist in nature/gardens programming in Groundwork Somerville’s after-school “Garden Arts” clubs this spring.  You’ll help run activities involving the arts, gardening, and nature with groups of 8-12 students, grades K-5.  All programs operate during after-school hours (2:30-5:30pm) on the same schedule each week, so you need to be able to commit to one day (1-2 hours) per week for the full 10 weeks of the program. Experience working with youth ages 5-12 and comfort being outside and dirty required! Additional leadership opportunities are available for experienced volunteers.  Please email cover letter (can just be the body of an email), resume, and weekly availability to Lee at ladwyer@groundworksomerville.org.

Openings:
Monday: TWO slots: 2:30-4:15, Argenziano School and Brown School
Tuesday: 3:30-5:30, Brown School
Wednesday: 2:30-4:15, Healey School
Thursday: TWO slots: 2:30-4:15, East Somerville School (at Edgerly Center), West Somerville School
Friday: 2:30-4:15, Kennedy School