Gardener at Environmental Education Center
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where190 Lord Stirling RdBasking Ridge, NJ 07920
Project: Maintenance of EEC gardens/landscaping
Job Description: Responsible for helping to maintain the various gardens and landscaping around the EEC
Qualifications: prior gardening experience a must; applicant must have completed high school; ability to lift and move potted plants, hoses, wheelbarrows, soil and compost; familiarity with use of spades, trowels, pruners, loppers, bow saws, etc.; ability to work independently, able to take direction and make wise decisions.
Responsibilities and Tasks: Must be able to identify and remove non-native/invasive species; deadheading of native and ornamental species; determine watering needs and amounts for individual gardens; transplant natives or ornamental species properly; plant (from pots) native or ornamental species properly; routinely clean up debris from surrounding trees and shrubs; transport and carefully place mulch in gardens; must be aware of proper safety protocol including proper footwear. Additional tasks to be fulfilled as needed.
Requirements of the Job: Assignment shall be from late March until early October. Location: various gardens at the EEC. Time required: 2-3 hours per day, 2 times per week between Sunday and Thursday. Training will be provided.
Supervision: Field supervision by Maria Rossi, Naturalist. Other staff members may also provide supervision.
Comments: Applicant must be able to get along with and communicate with others while working in the gardens.
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 6 hours per month
- Knowledge of gardening