Garden Apprentice Program Application Deadline

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 12:01 a.m.–11:59 p.m.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is now recruiting students in grades 8–11 for the 2019 Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. GAP is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture, science, and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position in Tier 4. Applications are due November 28.

BBG’s Garden Apprentices have wonderful opportunities:

  • Work with children, with staff behind-the-scenes, and with Garden visitors.
  • Learn about botany and environmentalism.
  • Grow, harvest, and cook fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the Children's Garden.
  • Explore Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s plant collections and greenhouses.
  • Develop job skills in teamwork, communication, and responsibility.

Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP from March to November, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment after school or on weekends throughout the academic year.

Check out for applications, teacher references, photos, and frequently asked questions.

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