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Position: Landscape Gardener
Organization: Growing Gardens
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Growing Gardens delivers personalized and professional garden care to clients who love their gardens. We use current, organic, sustainable horticultural practices, amend and care for soil ecosystems, create custom seasonal urns, design and install permanent and annual plantings, rejuvenate and renovate existing plantings, encourage the use of natives and edibles, prune shrubs and small trees artistically for health and longevity, consult and educate our clientele.

Landscape Gardener

Opportunity for skilled and passionate gardener to develop, improve and care for a variety of residential fine gardens in the GTA. Successful candidate will work independently and also as an assistant to Master Gardener/Owner. Expand and apply your skills and knowledge of current horticultural/environmental practices through on job projects.

Position is April-August, seasonal, part or full time with opportunity to continue. Must be able to walk, TTC or bicycle to arrive near High Park in Toronto.

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in planting, maintenance and landscaping
  • Landscape diploma or certification or equivalent experience
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Ability to identify weeds
  • Proven ability to take direction
  • Client service
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of physical labour in all weather
  • Can lift, push, pull 36Kg, squat, work on feet all day
  • Clean Ontario Class G with driver's abstract
  • Experience driving in Toronto and GTA
  • Keen eye for detail, practical problem solving
  • Safety focused
  • Organized/Practical/Flexible

Duties:

  • General garden maintenance: deadheading, weeding, pruning and edging
  • Assist with purchase and delivery of plant materials and supplies
  • Prepare garden beds, soil work, mulch
  • Planting trees, shrubs, perennials and seasonal containers
  • Care of perishable plant materials
  • Load/Unload trucks

The ideal candidate can work hard and be nice, adapt to the unexpected, use good judgment, be generous with helping, use efficiencies, recognize beauty, and bring a positive outlook to the daily work environment. A capacity for creativity and a sense of humour will be welcomed. All of these would be remarkable! One or more is an excellent place to begin. Let us know how you could contribute.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held during late February/early March.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
growinggardens2014 mask gmail.com*
subject: Landscape Gardener

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GoodWork ID: 38148       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 9 2017