This summer I began to experience the true atmosphere of living in the mountains in Vail, CO. Working at the gardens was an amazing experience. Being a part of the new Education Center made all the hard work pay off at the end of the summer. I met some lifelong friends, learned a lot about all aspects of a garden, and found myself smiling frequently from all the experiences I had throughout it. I definitely took ad
vantage of the busy town and all it has to offer with concerts, local events, and the delicious food in the valley! Leaving the mountains was
difficult but I had a beautiful summer
with the staff, volunteers, and interns that I will never forget.