Jordan Christensen – Glasshouse Display and Greenhouse Production Intern

Hello! My name is Jordan Christensen and I am the 2018 Glasshouse Display and Greenhouse Production Intern. I will be going into my senior year at Iowa State as a biology major. I start off every day at Reiman Gardens with a few hours of watering our greenhouses, conservatory, hoop house, and tree/shrub nursery. After that some tasks I may complete include pruning, deadheading, and transplanting plants, reorganizing plants within the greenhouses, preparing plants to be moved into the outdoor gardens, untangling vines, making planters and hanging baskets, and sweeping, scrubbing, and squeegeeing greenhouse floors. My favorite parts of the internship so far are the widely varying tasks I complete from day to day and the intern activities where I get to interact and connect with the other interns and learn about all the aspects that contribute to successfully running Reiman Gardens.

— Jordan Christensen