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Garden Apprentice

Organization: Fernweh Gardens
Job Category: Landscape Maintenance
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description

Fernweh Gardens Ltd, is a woman owned and operated South Seattle based gardening company. We are currently a small team and looking to expand our maintenance services. Work-life balance is valued and respected at our company. Everyone at our company is passionate about gardening, has a positive attitude and can work well together as a team. The ideal candidate(s) have a love of plants and a desire to learn more. Most of your clients are in Seattle and with a few in Mercer Island, Burien and Bellevue.

Our focus is fine garden maintenance with some plant installations, container design and pruning. Daily tasks include weeding, mulching, perennial care and general maintenance. Our focus is organic care of the gardens. Both positions are physically active and require bending, kneeling, digging, and lifting and working outdoors during many types of weather. While we do not provide lawn care services, we do use electric blowers and occasionally hedge trimmers, ladders etc.

Gardening Apprentice
We are seeking someone who is looking for a new career opportunity and likes the idea of working outdoors with plants on a small team. Perhaps you are a student looking for experience in the garden with a company that is plant focused and uses organic maintenance practices, this could be a good fit!

  • You must be able to work well on a team and have good communication skills.
  • Ability to take direction and stay on task is also necessary.
  • You will also be required to keep notes of your tasks and time spent.
  • Must be able to get to the job site or meeting spot on time.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License.

PAY- $18-20/hr, depending on experience

How to Apply

If interested, please send a brief introduction email that includes relevant experience/interests to tricia@fernwehgardens.com. You can include a cover letter and/or resume if you wish.