HomeJobsPro Vegetable Gardener

Backyard Eats designs, installs, and maintains attractive and functional gardens that yield high-quality produce in our clients backyards.  We are looking for a field professional to join our small team.

Timing & flexibility: We allow employees up to 1 day of the week to fulfill other commitments, except in the busiest period (May-June).  After mid-November, work will slow down with installations only, and will stop as required by weather conditions.

Job Activities (on the job training is offered):

  • Build exceptional quality raised bed gardens, including clearing, leveling grade, assembling wood, hauling & mixing soil, installing trellising, and fencing.
  • Sow seeds and transplant vegetable starts according to a pre-defined planting plan.  Install plant supports.
  • Maintain gardens with weeding, pruning, and training, and application of organic insect and fungal disease controls.
  • Learn to identify pests & diseases, critter damage, understand the needs and growth habit of almost 100 varieties of vegetable crops, and understand watering and fertilizer needs.

Requirements:

  • 2 years experience in landscaping, gardening, or farming, or some combination of those
  • Personal vehicle
  • Heavy lifting and physical work in hot conditions (with paid breaks)
  • Passion for sharing the home grown food experience with others.
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