2020 Garden Position Announcement
Title: Assistant Gardener for Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden
Schedule: Part-time (two 6.5h days/wk)
Location: Fulton, Maryland (between Baltimore & Washington DC)
This medicinal plant and education garden is comprised of four terraces with eighty plots representing Dr. Jim Duke’s book The Green Pharmacy. This is an excellent opportunity to work with medicinal plants from around the globe.
The Green Farmacy Garden is an organic garden that requires seasonal seeding, planting, pruning, mulching, weeding, and raking. Other routine garden tasks include pond maintenance, irrigation maintenance, building trellises, moving tropical plants into and out of the greenhouse to place them in the plots, as well as some woodland trail maintenance. The gardener may also be asked to assist with educational tours and workshops.
Basically, you will have the opportunity to share the garden with the people, but will primarily be getting down and dirty with flora (mostly) and fauna.
The candidate must have a basic knowledge of gardening and an interest in medicinal plants. The candidate must be physically fit and prepared to cope with the demands of working outdoors alongside rural insects and reptiles in a variety of weather situations.
We are seeking an individual who is available from March through the end of (or mid) November. Holidays are flexible.
The gardener will be trained and work alongside Annie-Sophie the garden director and Veri the workshop manager.
This is a paid position without benefits.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter by Monday February 3, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.