Invasive Plant and Farm Interns

Expected Dates
April 2, 2019 to May 27, 2019
Site
Procter Center
Position ID
PO-00727526
The Procter Camp and Conference Center is committed to operating in a sustainable manner. Part of our work is to care for the land that we have for the benefit of people and all creatures. A wetland mitigation bank is being created from 30 acres for farm land and 100 acres of woodlands. The woodland is being chocked with invasive honeysuckle. There are a number of high quality vernal pools in the woodland. Removing invasive species will make the woodland more beneficial for wildlife, usable for outdoor education programs and camping. We are exploring the use of goats to help our human hands clear the honeysuckle faster.  

We have about a 6 acre working farm where we grow vegetables and raise pigs and chickens. We use the food in our dining hall, sell it at Farmer’s Markets and are considering a store front in Downtown London that will be a co-op with other farmers to provide meat and produce to an area of town with no access to fresh food. 

TAG: SCA1957
  • The Procter Center is located in rural Madison County, near London Ohio about 45 mins from Columbus, Ohio.
  • An environmental agency is consulting on the wetland mitigation bank and clean up of the woodlands. The students will have access to these professionals to observe and ask questions.
    Spring farm work will demonstrate preparation for farm production.
  • The interns will have an opportunity to learn about how a wetland is developed and maintained. They will have an opportunity participate in reclaiming a woodland from invasive species and learn about sustainable farming practices.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.