“Thanks to CAEP for giving me the opportunity to gain such great knowledge and hands-on experience with such kind and joyful people in North Dakota. My internship at Country Garden Floral & Greenhouse was full of useful skills to study and try. I started to study and work with annuals and perennials in the greenhouse and did landscaping during the spring and fall time. I also did customer consultations which were great. I was very curious about their needs because things are so different in the USA than my home country of Georgia. If I had any free time, I used to help and study inside the floral shop.
Later on in the fall, I was able to be inside to work on fresh floral arrangements and Christmas and New Year decorations. This was joyful and fun! I also completed a master gardener course and participated in different horticulture conventions in MN and in ND. Thanks to CAEP, it was a great year for me! I had the best experience of my life participating in this program!” – Lola Japaridze, CAEP Horticulture Intern