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Sustainable gardener (319 views)

Washington DC
January 23, 2018

AlmaVerde LLC is a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) that specializes in sustainable gardening. We create, restore and maintain gardens in an eco-friendly way. Our services include design and implementations of StormWater Best Management Practices like raingardens and native plant gardens in residential homes. We serve homes and businesses in the Washington DC area. (www.almaverdegardening.com)

Job Description

The Sustainable gardener will work independently, sometimes in teams of 2 or 3 people, to perform all necessary garden tasks including:

  • Preparing and amending soil, seeding and planting according to Garden Plans
  • Performing Percolation Test on potential raingarden sites
  • Reviewing planting material’s conditions, size and health before garden installations
  • Mulching, weeding, trimming and pruning
  • Managing and maintaining gardens according to Garden Plans

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Basic gardening knowledge on a residential level
  • Familiarity with safe operation of hand and power garden tools
  • Ability to be flexible based on weather and seasonal needs
  • Must be able to lift 30-50 pounds and perform physical tasks
  • Ornamental plants and common pests and disease identification is a plus
  • Basic knowledge about native plants of the Chesapeake Bay area and Raingargarden’s functions is a plus
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