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Aesthetic Gardener Ornamentals and Edibles at Homestead Design Collective - 5655

Job Title: 
Aesthetic Gardener Ornamentals and Edibles
Homestead Design Collective
East Bay, CA
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm specializing in aesthetic edible and low water gardening, is looking for an Ornamental and Edible Maintenance Gardener. The position is full-time. Pay is $20/hr with health insurance benefits available. For more information about the company, check out www.homesteaddesigncollective.com and Instagram @homesteaddesigncollective.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

- Oversee/maintain private and public ornamental and edible gardens around Bay Area (primarily East Bay/South Bay)
- Manage cut flower gardens, ornamental plantings, orchards, vegetable beds, etc.
- Thorough knowledge of maintaining ornamental plants in Bay Area climates including: growth habits of trees, shrubs, perennials/annuals, soil preparation and nutrient needs, use of organic pest control and fertilizers
- Work closely with clients to provide them with "personal CSA" or garden harvest and floral arrangements
- Utilize organic gardening practices such as crop rotation, succession planting, organic pest management, etc.
- Use required maintenance tools for individual properties as needed (blower, hedge trimmer, etc.)
- Work within our design, install, and maintenance team to coordinate custom seasonal plantings for each client
- Help to install new gardens

Education & Experience: 

- 1-3 years organic farming experience
- Experience with ornamentals, perennials; flower farming a plus
- Ornamental and Edible Pruning experience
- Extensive irrigation experience
- Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and communication skills
- Friendly and respectful attitude; you will interact with clients who have a range of needs and knowledge of ornamental gardening
- Ability to work alone and as part of a crew
- "Can-do" attitude and willingness to pitch in wherever needed
- Access to your own transportation required - you will be maintaining gardens around the Bay Area
- A working cell phone and computer are required
- Must be able to lift 45 pounds.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit your name, contact info, and resume as it relates to the desired skills to hello@hdcgardens.com. Please be ready to provide references.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening