BBG Garden Apprentice Program

Date posted: October 9, 2015

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s garden-based, hands-on apprenticeship for students in grades 8-11

Work with other teens and build valuable job skills as you learn about urban agriculture and the environment in one of the world’s most renowned public gardens!

Acceptance into each tier of GAP is through a competitive application process and requires a nine-month commitment, March through November. Rising apprentices earn increasing levels of compensation.


Tier 1 Grades 8-9 – Assist instructors in Children’s Garden Programs
Tier 2 Grade 10 – Work alongside educators and horticluturists
Tier 3 – Grade 11 – Create education stations for Garden visitors
Tier 4 – Work as paid staff in the Children’s Garden after successful completion of Tier 3

Information Session: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 3:30 pm – registration required. To register contact BBG at: or 718-623-7252. Applications for 2016 are available online at, due December 2, 2015

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