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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!