Urban Gardener

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Start Date: March 21st.

Urban Gardener position: Root & Vine Gardens, A boutique garden design, installation & maintenance company is looking for a part time urban gardener. We are looking for someone who enjoys working outdoors, working with plants, has a valid drivers license and is comfortable driving and parking a van in NYC. The shifts often begin and end at our yard in Astoria, Queens.

What we offer: We work in a small team with a supportive atmosphere. We place importance on horticulturally sound practices and excellence in design. You get to work outdoors with great people that care about gardens, horticulture, design, and creating beautiful green spaces in the city. We offer competitive pay and opportunities to learn about horticulture and design practices as you progress in the field.

Responsibilities/Duties

Drive Van from our yard in Astoria Queens to clients in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Engage in the maintenance of several terrace and back yard gardens including: pruning, clean up, layout and planting of annuals, soil building, fertalization, IPM, ect.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • At least 2 year of experience or equivalent working as a landscape gardener.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb.
  • Clean driverʼs license and willingness to drive the van is required, a smart phone is a plus knowledge of plant material or interest in learning
  • Pest identification and organic pest management knowledge or interest in learning
  • Ability to provide a high quality customer service experience to a high-end clientele
  • Must be organized and on-time
  • Ability to work collectively as a team
  • A good eye for design is helpful
  • Able to take direction and work independently as well as work with a team

Additional Information

To be considered please send a resume and cover letter.

Contact Information

Root & Vine Gardens
Contact Name: Daniel Montesano
Email: montesano_daniel@yahoo.com