Intern Blog

My leadership project this summer has been working with Plant a Row for the Hungry. I’ve gotten to spend a couple of Saturday mornings helping collect produce from the Ames Mainstreet Farmer’s Market to be donated to local Story County food pantries. It’s been really great seeing how generous produce […]

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My name is Chase Krug, and I am the Plant Collections & Records intern for summer 2020! I am from Marion, Iowa, and currently a junior at Iowa State University majoring in Agronomy. My duties as the Plant Collections & Records intern include collecting phenology data, updating plant records, updating […]

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Hello again! This week for my blog post, I thought I would share with you what a typical day in the life of an outdoor landscape and garden maintenance looks like. A lot of my tasks involve preparing the Gardens to look neat and pretty when our guests arrive. This […]

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For my blog post this week, I’m going to go discuss what I have learned from my leadership project. As I had stated in my previous post, I am proposing for a restoration of the Prairie Vista Garden and am writing up an improved maintenance plan. The original plant list […]

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At Reiman Gardens each intern is assigned the task of completing a leadership project for their specific area. For my leadership project I was given the unique opportunity of planning a wedding from start to finish. Often at Reiman Gardens couples book their wedding over a year in advance and […]

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Hello again! For this blog post, I’d like to talk about my leadership project. This summer, I have been working on creating trellising systems for tomatoes, watermelons/pumpkins, and kale/mums. The overall goals for these trellises is to make harvesting easier on both us and the plants, require less human labor […]

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Hello! My name is Jesse Howard, and I am the Retail Management Intern here at Reiman Gardens. I am going into my junior year at Iowa State as an Apparel Merchandising major. Throughout the summer, I have come out with my own personal project that focused on buying. My supervisor […]

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Hello, Annika Koppes again! This summer has definitely been like no other! I wanted to take a moment to talk about the amazing opportunity I have had. Even though many of our programs have been cancelled in-person because of COVID-19, this has given us a chance to explore digital engagement. […]

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Hi everyone! I’m Lori Croghan, one of the Landscape and Garden Maintenance interns at Reiman Gardens this summer. I’m entering my senior year as a horticulture and biology major at Iowa State. This summer I’ve been busy working in Sycamore Falls, the new area of Reiman Gardens that’s set to […]

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My name is Kayren Robinson. I am a senior at Iowa State University graduating this December. I have been working at Reiman Gardens since March of this year. I worked indoors for the remainder of the spring semester and then started my internship in Glasshouse Display and Greenhouse Production. I […]

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