Position: Experienced Ecological Landscaper
Organization: Victory Gardens Co-op
Location: Vancouver, BC
We’re looking for an experienced landscaper to join our team to maintain gardens in and around Vancouver, BC. This is a fairly labour intensive job, but involves lots of time outdoors in gardens interacting with plants! Approximately 4 days a week of landscaping (1 to 3 gardens a day), and potentially a day helping on garden installs or keeping things organized at our headquarters.
We focus on ‘ecological landscaping’ which involves minimal use of power tools, with more time spent on pruning, shearing, planting, tidying, and organic pest management in ornamental gardens. Any power tools are battery-powered and used sparingly. We typically will use an electric blower at each site, but a few sites do require the use of a string trimmer, lawnmower, hedge trimmer, and chainsaw (if you have experience).
About Victory Gardens:
Victory Gardens is a Vancouver based worker cooperative that is motivated to transform landscapes to become productive, beneficial and beautiful. Our model removes the barriers to all types of production, including annual vegetable, perennial fruit, pollinator, native and xeriscaped gardens. We ensure the gardens thrive through education and maintenance. All garden activities are organic and are intentionally focused on ensuring continuity with existing landscapes and adding to local biodiversity.
Responsibilities and Skills:
Maintain residential and commercial landscapes utilizing holistic practices which includes:
Possible Additional Tasks:
Skills & Qualities We’re Looking For:
How to Apply:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 14 2022 ID: 62425