Employment Opportunity

garlic graphic_edited-3Medicinal Plant Garden Position Announcement:

Assistant Gardener for Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden

Location: Fulton, Maryland – halfway between Baltimore and Washington, DC

Job Description: This medicinal plant and education garden is comprised of four terraces with eighty plots representing the legendary Jim Duke’s book The Green Pharmacy. This is an excellent opportunity to work with medicinal plants from North America and worldwide. The Green Farmacy Garden is an organic garden that requires planting, pruning, mulching, weeding, raking, pond maintenance, seeding, irrigation maintenance, building trellises, moving tropical plants into and out of a greenhouse and placing them into the plots, as well as trail maintenance. The gardener will be trained to assist with educational tours and workshops.

Expectations: The candidate must have a basic knowledge of gardening and an interest in medicinal plants. The candidate must be willing to learn about plants that are unfamiliar and their medicinal qualities. The candidate must be physically fit and able to cope with the demands of manual labor and working outdoors in a variety of weather situations and insects. The candidate needs to feel comfortable speaking to the public as necessary. The candidate is expected to assist with occasional weekend tours and/or workshops. We would love a candidate that desires to create his or her own workshops!

We are seeking an individual who is available from March through the end of October for three days a week for a maximum of 80/hours a month. In November, expect one to two days a week ~ to be determined. Holidays are flexible. Candidate is supervised and trained under the guidance of Jared Gulliford and/or Helen Lowe Metzman. Work schedule is flexible once the candidate gets accustomed to working in the garden.

This is a paid position of $15/hr. without benefits.

For those interested, please email greenfarmacygarden@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter as soon as possible, deadline is Feb. 15th, 2018.

For more information about the garden go to: https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/about-the-garden/

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