Foras Studio is a small landscape design firm based in Brooklyn, New York. We are seeking an experienced and energetic Horticulturist to be responsible for maintaining 20-25 gardens and terraces each week, with some occasional installation work.
You will provide courteous and professional regularly scheduled horticultural care for gardens designed and installed by Foras Studio. You will maintain your own schedule in close consultation with the partners, and travel between clients at your discretion when working alone.
Each maintenance visit will involve regular garden tasks such as dead-heading, staking, training, checking irrigation, and leaving each garden tidy and inviting. Seasonal chores and large projects will be coordinated with the partners for additional help. Large tools and required resources are provided on site.
A thorough assessment of plant health is essential and will be performed during each visit. We strive to keep ahead of problems by evaluating soil moisture and basic fertility, identifying pest and disease outbreaks, and regular formative pruning.
A maintenance database will be updated regularly recording your activities, observations, recommendations, etc.
We are a small firm and do much of our own schlepping so it is necessary that candidates be able to lift 50lbs and perform other rigorous garden chores.
Compensation is negotiable, competitive, and based on knowledge, experience and education.
Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.