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PVUSD School Gardener and Orchardist at Life Lab - 16809

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PVUSD School Gardener and Orchardist
Life Lab
309 Main St PVUSD School Garden Sites
95076 Watsonville , CA ,
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Job Description: 

Our Pajaro Valley Partner School Gardener is an experienced and dedicated individual who has passion for sustainable gardening, hands-on horticulture and garden-related construction experience, and is committed to racial and social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and solidarity. 25$ per hour plus medical benefits.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Our Gardener will be tasked with, but will not be limited to: bed prepping, composting, planting, mulching, pruning, trimming, weeding and general garden upkeep. This individual will also repair, revitalize existing garden structures as well as creating new ones. Gardeners collaborate and share knowledge and best practices with the PV Gardeners team and work in partnership with and will work in partnership with Garden Instructors at each school garden.

Education & Experience: 

A personal commitment to equity and inclusion so that all cultures and identities are respected in our work
Hands-on horticulture and garden-related experience with an understanding of organic agriculture and sustainable practices
Experience working independently in gardens and an understanding for sequence to address garden projects
Construction experience that includes maintaining powered hand tools and troubleshooting, carpentry experience to make repairs and build new structures
Experience troubleshooting facilities problems and managing repairs
Experience in using best practices for tool and equipment care and maintenance
Strong communication skills and ability to work well both independently and with other to accomplish goals
Proficient using Google Suite, or equivalent computer skills
Ability to document garden care and project progress digitally and communicate updates and needs in a timely manner
Reliable transportation to efficiently travel to Pajaro Valley and Santa Cruz sites and to transport materials
Valid driver’s license for use in California with clean driving record
Ability to regularly lift and move 50 lbs
Negative tuberculosis test
Pass State criminal and FBI background check

Application Instructions: 

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