GardenCorps members are required to put in 6-10 hours at the garden and are responsible for their own independent projects (this might mean workshops, events, or other such things focused around your own personal interests!). Summer GardenCorps members will also be responsible with harvest help and leading workdays. While members will not receive monetary compensation, they will gain valuable skills in leadership and in organic gardening, as well as access to lots of free produce! The Summer 2014 applications will be due Friday, April 11. Please submit the application below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Ellie is a sophomore studying Environmental Management with a Non-Profit Management minor at SPEA, and a student in the Hutton Honors College and SPEA Honors Program. She hopes to finish school with the Accelerated Masters Program and go on to work for the Peace Corps. She also represents Garden Corps on the Student Sustainability Council as Financial Director. Ellie's dream is to help developing nations meet their needs in sustainable ways. She has moved several times all over the country and Canada, but has always been at home in nature. Garden Corps allows her to spend her free time amongst her favorite things, and to Ellie there is nothing better than produce ripened on the vine! Ellie hopes to get other students as excited about organic farming as she is, and eagerly awaits the arrival of her bees in the spring that will kickstart her personal Beekeeping project.
Alicia is a junior Dietetics major at Indiana University. She enjoys cooking and learning about organic gardening, healthy food recipes, and local farming. Alicia is also the Community Outreach Director for IU Ballroom Dance. She helps find opportunities for her club to work with the community, by either teaching free ballroom lessons or providing volunteer services. In Alicia's spare time, she is involved in various types of dancing, including Zumba, Contra dancing, Salsa, and Swing Dancing. Alicia is very excited to be a Garden Corps intern and to apply organic gardening to her profession in the future.
Lei is a junior from China majoring in Finance in the Kelley School of Business with a Public Affairs certificate at SPEA. Her grandparents spent their lives being farmers, but her parents raised her in a city, away from rural life. She has always wanted to go back and experience the life of a farmer, or a "part-time farmer" at least! Garden Corps provides a perfect chance for her to be outside of the classroom and enjoy the gift of nature.
Coleen is a sophomore at IU from the south side of Indianapolis. She has not officially declared a major, but has strong interests in Spanish, Communication, and Culture. Coleen loves learning and experiencing unique adventures. She hopes to travel to foreign lands in her future endeavors. Coleen loves being outside and is eager to gain more knowledge about sustainable living and the rich rewards it provides.
Jasmine is a junior studying Environment Management through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. After graduation, Jasmine hopes to pursue work focused on the conservation and maintenance of natural resources. Gardening has been an important part of her life from early childhood. Jasmine enjoys learning about and practicing gardening techniques that can be used to ease the environmental burden of food production, such as maintaining water and soil quality. Besides that, she thinks there are few things more satisfying than enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labor. Garden Corps provides the community and resources for her to develop and explore her interests in local, organic gardening.
Kat is a sophomore in the Kelley School of Business majoring in marketing and management. She loves travelling, hiking and relaxing outdoors in her free time. Kat also loves walking around the IU campus and is excited to begin working at the Hilltop Garden this spring! She is the Greek Involvement Coordinator and is having a great time creating awareness about what Garden Corps aims to do. She has always loved being outside in the environment and looks forward to learning more ways to help keep the community sustainable!
Alex is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Geology and works with the Indiana Geological Survey as an assistant field technician. After graduating, he plans on going to Norway to pursue his masters in Geomorphology, then possibly working for the US Geological Survey or UNESCO. Alex is fascinated by the natural world and loves learning how it is constantly changing (whether we like it or not!). Being a part of the Garden Corps gives him the opportunity to return to his gardening roots and branch out to others along the way.