My name is Hallie (pronounced Haylee) Morrison, I’m a Junior Horticulture major from College Station, Texas and a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2015!!!BUT more importantly; I am THE loudest, THE proudest, most green thumbed intern for the National Junior Master Gardener Program!
I am so pleased to welcome you to my Summer 2014 Internship blog!
Starting May 27 I began my internship with the National Junior Master Gardener program! I’m so excited to be spending my summer working with this program and I’m writing this blog so I can share my experiences with all of you! (My biggest hope is that you find my gardening word play and puns as funny as I do…) All jokes aside, I am extremely passionate about Horticulture and I am so grateful for this experience! For my first post I wanted to share some background information about me and tell the story on how I got this internship. I will also be explaining some of the responsibilities I will have during the next 9 weeks, but first here is a little about me.
I am an extremely creative and visual person and I owe all the credit to my mom. My mom is one of the most creative women I have ever known! She not only gave me her creativity, but she also gave me her love of plants! Thanks Mom! I was also lucky enough to have a sister who minored in Horticulture and passed her obsession for plant identification to me at a young age! Thanks sis! As I said before, I am a Horticulture major, with an emphasis in Floriculture. I hope to one day own my own floral studio or become an event planner with a emphasis in weddings.
If ever there was a story that truly went full circle, this is this one. It still puts chills down my spine when I think about how all of this has played out! This is true sign that I am headed in the right direction so I guess it’s true what they say “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies” – Gertrude Jekyll
During my internship I will be working with the program here in the United State’s, more specifically in Aggieland! I will be responsible for creating some of the programs that will be used in educational lessons for students in an online format, and preparing supplies for instructors. I will also be creating media videos for revamping of the JMG website, and developing a social media calendar that will act as an access point to allow all JMG instructors to stay updated on JMG events. What I am most looking forward to is participating in the JMG events, particularly the ones where I get a little dirt under my fingernails!
I have no doubt that it is going to be a terrific summer and I hope that I find more reasons to love Horticulture! I also hope that as I educate a younger generation, I can inspire a child to love plants just as others have inspired me!
Until next thyme, I leave you with my favorite garden quote!!
Have a grape day!
Thank & Dig’Em,
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