New Interns Welcomed

If you've been around the nursery or field restoration sites this fall, you've probably already met our new interns, Shirley Young and Martin Alexander. Both hailing from local community colleges, Shirley and Martin bring their own unique interests and skill sets to our Nursery and Stewardship Programs.


Shirley Young
Nursery Intern 2012-2013
Permaculture – Ecology – Propagation

Shirley began interning with us in August 2012, bringing with her a breadth of knowledge from her studies in permaculture, horticulture, and ecology. Her attention to detail and care for propagation, plant health and pest management have been a much appreciated addition to our nursery work crew. Shirley co-hosts the Wednesday nursery program at Mission Blue Nursery, as well as our Saturday stewardship work days. Beyond tending plants and assisting volunteers, Shirley is working on establishing an on-site composting program for the nursery. Shirley is continuing her education at City College of San Francisco, and working on her permaculture certificate at Merrit College.


Martin Alexander
Restoration Intern 2012-2013
Urban Gardening – Plant Biology

A UC Berkeley Plant Biology hopeful, Martin Alexander comes to us from CCSF’s undergraduate biology program. As an urban gardener in San Francisco, Martin's goal was to explore options and gain experience in the field of plant biology and propagation. Since Martin spent his childhood on a farm, he gravitated to tending our annual seedbeds to get our next crop of wildflowers ready for restoration work. You can catch Martin at our Saturday workdays throughout the planting season.

– posted by Lawrence Fernandez, Stewardship Intern