Learning in the Hollow
We hosted about half a dozen interns each year, from
places as diverse as Chicago, Montreal, Memphis, San
Francisco, and Brooklyn. Internationally, we've had
interns from Lago d'Iseo (Italy), Minsk, Paris, and
London. They would live in a rustic house (or in a
screened-in camper), learn some practical skills in
horticulture and marketing, and had some fun while doing
it. Many thanks to all our wonderful interns over the
Which one of these is not like the other?
Moustachioed Sara, Tricia, Jackie, and Ben
The gang from 2008-2009
Scholastic Pursuits at Downing
Interns not only learned the
fundamentals of good growth and good work. Some actually
got college credit for it! Alex holds a Ph.D. in
anthropology and is an instructor at the nearby University
of North Alabama. One intern from Hendrix College
received college credit for her work here, and another
intern received credit from Missouri State University
toward his independent study in Folklore Studies, working
closely with Alex.
Interns ate very well at Downing Hollow!