Horticulutural Apprentice

Location: 
Washington DC
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (All day)
Company Name: 
Love and Carrots

Horticultural Apprentice

Love & Carrots

LoveAndCarrots.com

Summary of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Horticulture Manager, the Horticultural Apprentice will work in the day-to-day operation of the Love & Carrots greenhouse facility and on-site garden. General areas of responsibility will include assisting in regular operation and maintenance of the greenhouse, seeding and asexual propagation, irrigation, and record-keeping.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

- Execute weekly seeding and propagation schedule

- Updating record of tasks and observations

- Preparing organic soil mix for various seeding mediums

- Ensuring routine greenhouse ventilation and irrigation needs are met

- Rotating seedlings through appropriate microclimate zones during the

various stages of growth, from germination to hardening-off

- Fertility/weed/pest/disease/ management

- Caring for perennial stock plants

- Participating in regular maintenance of on-site garden, including

weeding/watering/planting/& harvesting

- Make, monitor, and turn compost piles

Special Considerations:

- Ability to lift 50 lbs. with or without accommodation

Qualifications and Criteria for Selection:

- Ability, interest, and desire to work hard physically in greenhouse and garden.

- Ability to work with others in a greenhouse or garden setting.

- Ability to balance taking direction, timely task completion as per plant/soil needs, production schedules, etc., as well as working and learning independently on core topics.

Compensation:

This position is unpaid. Limited housing is available onsite, and in Arlington, VA. Apprentices will have access to vegetables grown in the Love & Carrots Garden, and overflow from client gardens.

 

 

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Meredith Sheperd
LoveandCarrots.com