Bluebird Greenhouse Offers Local Foods System Internships

Are you interested in learning about local foods system distribution, organic growing practices, square foot gardening or greenhouse operations? 

Peak growing and distribution season is here, therefore Bluebird is offering students a fine experience in Operations of a Local Foods System.

Bluebird is now offering students a spring or summer internship to learn more about Local Foods Systems at the Griffin greenhouse location.

Read more about the UGA Local Foods Certificate opportunity through a USDA grant.

Benefits:

If you are selected for our Sustainability Initiative Local Foods System Internship Program, benefits include a Free 6-month membership in Bluebird CSA, excellence rewards credits on your CSA account, greenhouse operations experience, organic practices and square foot gardening training.  

Upon successful completion of the internship program, you will be awarded a Local Foods System Certificate with training hours completed and letter of recommendation.

Flexible hours.  All ages may apply. Excellent hands-on experience for sustainable Farmers in Training.

Contact bluebirdmarket@gmail.com

What is a certificate of Local Foods?

Wikipedia explains certificates as, “The growth of certification programs is also a reaction to the changing employment market. Certifications are portable, since they do not depend on one company’s definition of a certain job. Certification stands about the resume and the professional reference by being an impartial, third-party endorsement of an individual’s professional knowledge and experience.”  Certifications are very common in environment. Certification or qualification, is a designation earned by a person to assure qualification to perform a job or task.  A professional organization or non profit or company may issue certificates seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.  Internal certifications, are made by a low-stakes organization for internal purposes. An organization might require a one-day training course or other training and issue a certificate of merit upon satisfactory completion. Certification provides an impartial, third-party endorsement of an individual’s professional knowledge and experience.

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