Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer Internship 2 Week Experience

My name is Zenethia and I am an Agricultural and Technical Systems student with a concentration in Horticulture. I came across Dover Vineyards when looking for internships to apply to for the summer experience. I wanted a hands-on learning experience and the Dover Vineyards was the perfect place. Just within 2 weeks of working here I learned an abundance of things. From learning how to plant and pick properly to learning about different methods and different types of fruits and vegetables, it has been a great experience thus far. My coworkers are very friendly and have been great teachers. From their teachings I can tell they have learned a lot themselves from Elizabeth. I literally learn something new everyday and starting to get more comfortable with task that are asked to be done. The main thing that I love about working here is that we do something different everyday and there is never a dull moment. It takes a lot to keep up a farm and garden but with hard workers like we are at the Dover Vineyards we always get things done while satisfying customers. Other than learning the horticultural side I have learned to work with customers and run the farm stand and farmers market. As my career I want to open peoples eyes to growing their own food no matter the environment and promote healthy eating and living. I also want to make my own products from oils and soaps to smoothies and juices. Although I will be going back to school in the fall I will take everything that I'm going to learn this summer and apply it in the class room. I am excited to see what the rest of the summer at Dover Vineyards is going to bring me!