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Hiring: Landscaping (1 full-time, 1 part-time)
Company: Common Ground Landscape Design
Location: Toronto, Ontario

At Common Ground Landscape Design we design and build gardens in the city of Toronto. Our customers' gardens are as diverse as the customers who enjoy them. Our primary focus is attention to the details, we are paid hourly and this gives us the time needed to properly weed, prune, edge, identify problems or imagine a gingko biloba in the west corner of a property. We work with our customers throughout the changing seasons. From Spring clean-ups, and planting annuals, right through to Fall bulb planting and putting the garden to bed.

We are looking for a full or part time candidate who has a great work ethic and works well with others and independently. Someone with a strong back and can work a full 8-8.5 hour day in the sun, rain or even snow. You must know the difference between a plant and a weed, and have had experience pruning various shrubs and perennials. It is important that you take direction well and respectfully. Most importantly, you have to have a good sense of humour, especially when the mulch delivery is two hours late and the wheel barrel just broke, your last garbage bag has a hole in it and it is starting to rain. Being able to improvise or pivot in the face of obstacles is essential. 99% of our customers are residential, and we look after a busy downtown BIA,

You do not need to have a driver's licence or have a truck. It certainly is helpful, but not necessary.

Some of the benefits of working for Common Ground.

We are a multi-generational BIPOC friendly company, and we respect all body types and ages. We are a religiously, culturally and racially diverse group of employees who have been working together for a few years and are proud of it. We all approach a garden problem from different perspectives. Preference is given to candidates who have an art, design or farming background. As much as we can be, we are organically based. Having said that, we do come across magnolia trees infested with scale, or roses ravaged by aphids where we have to intervene.

We work from 9-5:30 and are open to accommodating various needs if it's your day to pick up your kids from daycare, or you have other various pre-existing arrangements that need to be met.

We pay for 1 weekly class. Whether it's yoga, chi gong, or a spinning class. Anything you need to do to keep your body supple and strong.

Our foreman is a master pruner who is a highly skilled teacher, who you will definitely learn from.

We work with safety in mind always, and we work with the WSIB to help keep you safe in the unlikely event of an accident.

Pay will be reflected by your experience. We will only contact prospective employees.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Please mention you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We look forward to hearing from you,
Take care. Beth


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 7 2023    ID: 67307