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HPW Internship: Treehaven UWSP

Posted by Deising, Deanna - June 19, 2017 - 2017 Internships, Community, HPW Internships, In-State

HPW Student Internship Experience – Lindsay Larson Summer 17′

Interning at Treehaven as the Garden Coordinator has allowed me to leverage my expertise surrounding sustainability, wellness, and horticulture into a position that has helped both Treehaven and myself take a step forward in the local food movement. We are growing food for students, staff, and visitors of Treehaven and using it as an educational tool as well. The creativity and freedom that I have experienced in helping lay the foundation for our garden has been a pleasure to say the least. The fact that we are using sustainable, organic principles and implementing permaculture all align with my own values. It feels good to know that what we are doing makes ecological sense and inspires the wellbeing of our small Northwoods community.

Objectives

  1. Behavior:
    1. Behavior change facilitation will be executed both nutritionally and educationally, as the position will entail the planting, caring for, harvesting, cleaning, and processing food for those staying at UWSP Treehaven. I will also have the opportunity to share my horticultural knowledge with groups and individuals through workshops and hands-on learning.
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Promotion will occur through workshop marketing and facilitation. Teaching folks how to be a part of a sustainable food system and enjoying the fruits of their labor will be promote the nutritional and environmental dimensions of wellness. I will also be creating a composting system that will educate consumers how to properly dispose of food waste to create fertile soils for the garden.
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Being a part of a team of educators as well as helping set the foundation for multiple sustainable agricultural avenues at UWSP Treehaven will provide me with ample organizational experience based on Treehaven’s mission of integrating natural resource education, management, research, and recreation.

Contact
Scott Johnson
Director
W2540 Pickerel Creek Road
Tomahawk, WI 54487
Scott.johnson@uwsp.edu
(715) 346-2464

Hours
40 hrs/week

Stipend
$260/week

UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Lindsay Larson, Summer 2017 (pictured above)

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