Intern Blog

Brianna Martinez, Volunteer Program Intern

I’ve been working at Reiman Gardens for three weeks now. I had no idea getting volunteers was so complicated. I assumed you would just put up a flyer, and then people would help you when you want, but it takes way more than that.   I’ve been working on some of the plans […]

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This was my first job ever. Before this it was a mixture of volunteering at school and the community and assisting my dad with small tasks at his company. I came to Reiman Gardens to get some fresh air after almost two years of staying indoors and learning more about […]

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As an intern we get to pick a summer long project to work on. For my project, I chose Plant-A-Row (PAR). PAR is an organization that takes fresh produce to local food pantries. As a Global Resource System student we focus a lot on food distribution and issues like food […]

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Hello, Makenna again! A typical day as an Outdoor Landscape and Horticulture Intern starts off bright and early at 6:30 a.m. As rough as that may sound, waking up that early is very practical, especially to get stuff done in the mornings before it gets too hot. Our main duties […]

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It’s Emmalynn again, and today I wanted to talk about my daily work and get into the nitty-gritty of what my job is actually like. I mentioned in an earlier post that while my job is to take care of the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, most of my time is […]

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My leadership project this year is to plan a carnivorous plants display for the Conservatory. I was inspired to do this by a child who was visiting the Conservatory with his family. He came in, and loudly proclaimed he wanted to see the “chompers.” This made me smile, and I […]

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Hello! It’s Caitlynn again! Today I’m going to talk a little bit about my project. For my project I am making technical sheets for all of our event and ceremony spaces at Reiman Gardens! These sheets will show standard diagrams for each event space along with an image of the […]

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Every day I work in the Conservatory as part of the glasshouse display aspect of my internship. Right now, the theme in the Conservatory is mandala. I worked with volunteers and the Glasshouse Horticulturists to redesign and replant the whole Conservatory at the end of May. I am usually the […]

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Hello again, it’s Emmalynn the Entomology Intern. My leadership project is the culmination of a year’s worth of data collection, analysis, and the combined effort of every entomology assistant at Reiman Gardens. I am writing a research paper about jade-headed buffalo beetle (Eudicella smithii) larva nutrition. A less glamorous but […]

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Hello, this is Dillan checking in, and I wanted to talk about my internship project for the summer. Since I am a Landscape Architecture major, I have gotten the opportunity to design a sensory path on an undeveloped slope in the Children’s Garden that specially caters to the curious nature […]

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