As part of their educational training, students in the landscape horticulture program at DCTC are required to gain industry experience through enrollment in summer internships. Internships also allow students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities within the “Green Industry” while still pursuing their degree in landscape horticulture. The following are just a few more examples of what our students were up to on their summer internships.
Pam spent most of her summer on the tree and shrub lot at Pahl’s Market in AppleValley. In addition to her day to day duties, Pam helped redesign the layout of the shrub lot to better display the plants and hopefully sell more of them!
Dana spent many hours in the heat and sun caring for the trees and shrubs on display in the tree and shrub lot at Cal’s Market in Savage, MN. Dana also had many opportunities to put her rigorous study of plant materials to work by helping customers pick the right plant for the right place in their yards.
Gary spent his summer internship in the perennial lot at Gerten’s in Inver Grove Hts., MN. Gary assisted customers in selecting perennial plants appropriate to their placement in the landscape and site growing conditions. Gary was also responsible for maintaining an attractive sales yard which included caring for the plants and creating displays that would help customers visualize various plant combinations.