Kennedy Hill – Garden & Landscape Maintenance Intern

Summer is moving faster than I can even explain! We are about to start the tenth week of our internship, and I can’t believe that we are almost 2/3rds of the way through. Within the Gardens we’ve gotten to the point that our main focus for much of outdoor horticulture is in the realm of upkeep activities. Lately I have spent a lot of time weeding, pruning, and taking care of turf. Recently, the other associates in my group and I have started cutting out tree rings in the Hardwood Forest area to avoid weed growth, make turf maintenance easier, and to give a cleaner and more polished look to the area. Along with our normal day activities in caring for the garden, the internship program activities have been in full swing aw well. The photo pictured above is from our recent trip to the Des Moines Botanic Gardens which was wonderful. Another internship factor worth mentioning is that we have all started working on a poster highlighting our experiences that will be displayed in the main hallway starting with the fall semester. I’m excited to see how they turn out!

  • Kennedy Hill – Garden & Landscape Maintenance Intern