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Full/Part Time Gardener for “Eco Classroom” Property

Background Information

Gardener/Property Manager, part time (with full time opportunities), year-round, needed for 4 acre all organic residence in Springs, East Hampton, NY. Property contains native shrub and tree plantings, meadows, mixed borders, vegetables, cutting flowers, and an oyster farm in a relaxed “natural” state where owner (landscape designer/environmental activist) experiments with, displays and teaches new ideas and thinking in nature based land management. Minimal inputs, and no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers are used.

Position Description Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

General gardening tasks including planning, ordering, planting and maintaining vegetable and flower beds, pots and planters, natural and native plantings, composting, mulching, weeding, watering and irrigation management, tool care, and the like. Organize/supervise outside teams for mowing, big tree pruning and other heavy work.

General property care including path and patio sweeping/snow shovelling, small repairs as possible and supervising specialized work/repairs as needed such as plumbing, electric, carpentry, A/C, etc.

Garden Hosting Assist with occasional garden tours and seminars taught on the property, including set up signage, welcome/ticket tables, and gathering spaces. Answering questions/guiding visitors optional.
Help prepare for, and participate in (optional), off site environmental events.

The ideal candidate has education, experience, and a love of, organic, nature based gardening/landscaping, and a strong passion for the environment. In depth knowledge of composting, soil health, and chemical free pest management helpful. Personal attributes include endless curiosity and eagerness to learn, can-do attitude and ability to work alone happily with minimum supervision.

Compensation will be based on experience and current fair rates. Reasonable housing available (nearby). Additional work with other interested property owners can be arranged to round out a full work week.

Please send a letter of interest or resume with qualifications (education/employment history/references) including, personal interests, hobbies and inspirations. Mail to info@edwinavongal.com
Please do not call, I will contact you to arrange a follow up conversation if your qualifications meet the needs of the position.

The Perfect Earth Project is an equal opportunity employer