By Amanda Buchholz
Sustainability Studies intern
I came into this internship not knowing much about gardening.
I am learning a lot!
Sometimes it’s hard to keep everything straight. I know that carrots and tomatoes are companionplants now. Also I learned you have to be very delicate transporting cilantro! I have learned how
to make a teepee for plants with vines. I also learned how to build a trellis for tomato plants, andhelped make a homemade upside down tomato plant as well!
I absolutely love working for Green Bridge Growers. I love that they help provide starter
plants for the gardens at Hannah and Friends! The relationship between these two organizations is amazing!
After I graduate in December I want to work with special needs adults and children.
I have had the opportunity to work with the Hannah and Friends day program a little bit. One of the girls, Rachel, loves to plant and help out in the garden. She helped me plant carrots and radishes on Tuesday. I didn’t have any assumptions coming into this since I don’t know much about gardening. So far though, I am so happy with my internship. I love going there.
Green Bridge Growers strives to grow organic fruits, herbs and vegetables. They will be
selling herbs grown on the skywalk between the double tree and the century center. This fulfills system condition one by reducing the gas and coal used to transport herbs across state lines. Most herbs will most likely just be walked to the restaurants. This is something that is in the process of happening.
So far what I have done is just work on the Hannah and Friends grounds. Green Bridge Growers is also reducing the amount of coal and gas used by taking many of the
plants grown in the greenhouse and just transporting them to the Hannah and Friends grounds. We just walk the plants from the greenhouse to where they are planted!