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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
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 The Grow Our Own Internship provides students a paid work experience in support of school gardening across the District, and is a collaboration between Nutrition Services and Agriculture Education at SPPS.

What does that look like?  See our interns in action!

Onsite Garden Care


 Writing blogs and creating vlogs!

  • Newbie Pollinator Series: Wasps (2:35)

  • Newbie Pollinator Series: Hummingbirds (1:35)
Tractors: Not just for farms
The Magic of Gardening

How do students apply?

SPPS students reach out to their Agriculture Education Instructor or Nutrition Services (below) about their interest in the summer internship.

Students are hired through the City of Saint Paul's Right Track youth employment program.  

Below is the general timeline

  • February – Students fill out Online Right Track application
  • March – Students interview with Right Track 
  • April – Students are placed in the internship
  • May – Students submit Human Resource paperwork
  • June-August – Participate in summer internship (8-10 weeks)

Building Garden Features

Building compost bins


Building benches





Community Engagement

Garden Open Houses
Plant Tags and Links




Career Exploration

Vegetable farming and havesting



Cargill Tour




SPPS Nutrition Services Logo