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Experienced Gardener/ Hort Grad

Organization: Plant People Northwest LLC
City: Seattle
Job Category: Landscape Crew Member
Job Type: Full-Time
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Job Description

EXPERIENCED GARDENER- $22-24 DOE

 

Plant
People Northwest is a small, sustainable landscaping company in North
Seattle. We seek an experienced Northwest gardener/ horticulture
grad to join our year-round crew!

 

Your
daily work will include weeding, mulching, planting, pruning,
fertilizing and more. You’ll also assist on installation projects
from time to time. We generally do not mow lawns, except as a special
favor to a client on occasion.

 

We
maintain our gardens without the use of toxic chemicals, with a focus
on soil health and “right plant, right place”. We pride
ourselves on skillful pruning and have attended many classes with
Plant Amnesty. We use mainly hand tools and only electric power
tools. Our design and project team installs plantings, patios, raised
beds, microspray irrigation, rainwater cisterns, and more.

 

Basic
Qualifications:

  • Work
    history showing at least 1 year of local, professional gardening experience with a
    horticulture-focused company, OR a hort degree/ certification (or
    both!!)

  • A
    working knowledge of Western Washington plant and weed ID,
    horticulture and pruning practices.

  • Enthusiasm,
    energy, and stamina.

  • A
    sense of the team’s goals and how to help meet them.

  • A
    cooperative, helpful, positive personality.

  • Ability
    to accept correction graciously.

  • Adaptability
    with challenges, setbacks, and changes of direction.

  • An
    intuitive knowledge of how to work briskly & look busy.

  • A
    self-directed, burning desire to learn things.

  • Have
    a clean driving record, a reliable vehicle for transportation to job
    sites, and a smartphone for accessing our calendar and other tools.

 

Pay
and Benefits:

Starting
pay is $22-24 DOE. If you have ample experience/credentials and
leadership qualities, we would move you into crew leadership as
quickly as possible, which would come with an additional raise!

 

Benefits
for full-time employees include:

  • Sick
    time/ PTO

  • 6
    paid holidays

  • 1/2
    of your health, vision, dental and life insurance after 90 days

  • A
    yearly stipend for work clothing and tech

  • Assistance
    with continuing ed in the horticulture field

 

We
look forward to hearing from you!

 

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@plantpeoplenw.com. Thank you!