In addition to welcoming all volunteers, the BOG offers two paid summer student internships every season. The position runs from the end of classes in May-August for 40 hours/week. The interns are involved in every aspect of the farm, from seed ordering to creating the planting schedule, to ordering rock powders, to planting, harvesting, transplanting, weeding, washing and delivering. The interns are encouraged to initiate new projects at the farm and/or conduct experiments of their own design. Interns usually assume the role of BOG club leader after their summer spent on the farm. The work can be demanding, and requires proficient bicycle skills and stamina, but past interns have found it extremely rewarding and have been inspired to grow their own gardens after graduating or plant in containers in their dorm rooms.
Matt Liewant '14
Matthew is a sophomore at Bowdoin College studying primarily Government and Math. Hailing from New York City, he fell in love with farming and the outdoors in general as a young boy helping out on his camp’s farm in Windsor, NH. Since then he has WWOOFed in New Zealand. He is excited to have the opportunity to work on the BOG this summer to keep up his affection for the outdoors and for farming. When not farming, eating, and sleeping, he loves playing Ultimate Frisbee, biking around town, working in the theater as a stagehand, and hanging out with friends.
Peter Rosencrans '14
Peter is a rising junior from Ridgefield, CT. A psychology major, Peter became interested in organic agriculture in 2009 with a job at The Hickories, an organic farm in Ridgefield. After three consecutive summers at The Hickories and a freshman year Alternative Spring Break (AASB) trip to Puerto Rico, Peter comes to the BOG eager to become involved in Bowdoin’s organic gardening activities and to experience a Maine summer. Apart from farming, Peter enjoys hockey, snowboarding and skimboarding.