Vegetable Gardener/Assistant Gardener

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Compensation: 30/hour range

The Vegetable Gardener is the primary gardener of our 8,000 sq/ft production-oriented vegetable garden located in Bedford NY, reporting to and working with the Head Gardener to create a 3 season, high yield, production garden. This is an independent contractor position with a 30-40 hour work week.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Work with Head Gardener to plan crop rotation and sowing and planting schedule
  • Bed preparation and maintenance including turning, amending soils, weeding and installing trellising
  • IPM scouting and treatment of garden pests and diseases
  • Regular harvesting of produce during growing season

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 5 years relevant work experience or completed Horticulture/Agriculture educational program AND 2 years relevant work
  • Are positive, energetic, and have a strong work ethic
  • Can lift 50 lbs. repeatedly, and can squat, kneel, bend over, and reach for extended periods of time
  • Are punctual, time efficient, and responsible
  • Are respectful of client spaces and fellow team members
  • Are able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Are familiar with and able to use common landscape tools and equipment
  • Are willing to work in challenging weather conditions (hot sun, cold rain, etc)
  • Can follow directions and complete assignments efficiently
  • Are detail oriented

Additional Information

Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to the email address listed in PDF or Word format.

Contact Information

Private Estate
Contact Name: Lindsay Gleason
Email: lgleason@hstf.us