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GARDENING JOBS

Positions: Gardeners - full and part time
Company: Brenda's Gardening
Location: West Toronto, Ontario

Brenda’s Gardening is a small, independently owned & operated garden design, install & maintain business, in the west end of Toronto. Growing over the past 15 years through word-of-mouth only, relationships with clients & with team members is a critical component of our success. New and rejuvenated gardens in our care intentionally include native and drought tolerant plants with a conscious effort to select pollinator-friendly options. Gardening is done in small teams mainly with hand tools (never with gas-powered machines), as we enjoy the sound of birds chirping around us as we work!

Full or Part-time gardener positions

Successful applicants will have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude toward work, interact with colleagues and clients politely & professionally and have a great sense of humour. A basic knowledge of gardening & a desire to learn more in a collegial, fun work environment is mandatory. Hours are somewhat flexible to allow crew members to fulfill family commitments while working (i.e., school-based start/finish times for those with young children; time off for medical appointments for those with aging parents). 

Working under supervision, duties include: 

  • Assisting in the installation of new gardens 
  • Rejuvenating existing mature gardens
  • Maintenance in existing gardens (weeding, mulching, amending soil and edging beds)
  • Removing grass, edging and amending soil for new gardens
  • Hand pruning shrubs and small trees
  • Pole pruning larger trees
  • Planting bulbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs & small trees
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Have basic knowledge of gardening principles & materials
  • Able to perform physical labour
  • Able to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Able to keep accurate time sheet
  • Experience in gardening is a definite asset

Equipment:

  • Must provide own ‘safe’ footwear and gardening gloves
  • May use own hand equipment if preferred; otherwise, hand tools provided
  • Use of a vehicle an asset

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, variable and flexible, generally within 8:30 – 4:30
  • April to November, as weather permits

Compensation:

  • Comensurate with experience & typically somewhat above industry standard
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate family needs

PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME OR RELEVANT DETAILS TO: 

BRENDA.LIEN@SYMPATICO.CA

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 17 2020    ID: 56433