Summer Garden Internship
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
–Masanobu Fukuoka, in The One Straw Revolution
Our Summer College Internship is a vital and sought after experience where we grow young leaders in sustainable agriculture. Our interns have gone on to further involvement in local food and sustainability, whether working for local organizations or venturing on to farm on their own. Interns learn not just how to grow vegetables, but how to grow community as they journey with us through the growing season.
Beatitude Gardens are a program of Blackburn Community Outreach, a non-profit organization housed under Blackburn’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Though we are a faith-based organization, we don’t exclude applicants based on religious affiliation–and we won’t proselytize to you! Nonetheless we do look for candidates who want to learn about and exemplify our values of hospitality, service, and love.
“The internship was recommended to me as an opportunity to broaden my educational experience; not only in gardening and agricultural practices, but in the building of food security, relationships and communities. Beatitude/BCO has done just that, exemplifying the complexity of agricultural ecosystems as well as local food systems. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with projects like Todd’s Table in their genesis, knowing what beautifully resilient connections are being, and will continue to be made. ”
— Scout Denning, 2017 Intern