Delaware Department of Agriculture


Posted

over 5 years ago

1 Admin

Jacques Sapriel

Contact Info
2320 South DuPont Highway

Dover, DE 19901
P: (302) 698-4500
E: faith.kuehn@state.de.us
W: http://dda.delaware.go...

Job ID #52


Title

experienced horticulturist

Description

Plans and executes Planting Hope garden operations, and maintains garden landscape around the existing Garden space. Directs and participates in seeding and seed starting, cultivating, irrigating, pruning, applying compost and mulch, transplanting shrubs and plants, and operating manual and power-operated equipment • Monitors, reports and treats for pest problems, including weeds, insects and animal pests • Works with Program Manager and network of expertise to design and install demonstration gardens within and in front of the existing Garden, according to principles of Universal Design • Works with the Program Manager to ensure that the Community Garden beds are fully utilized, that all gardeners are in good standing (terms of contract upheld), and new gardeners receive appropriate orientations • Plans and manages the harvest, preparation and sale of Garden produce at 6-8 Campus Market Days • Coordinates with Occupational Therapy at the Delaware Psychiatric Center to provide produce for Life Skills classes • Organizes, prepares and supervises garden workday tasks • Creates a safe and positive environment in which all participants can learn gardening skills and the basics of vegetable production. • Works with Program Manager to develop and manage the annual operating plan and budget for the Garden • Regularly checks Garden structures, tools in the trailer, hoses, bird/bee houses for inventory and condition. Assists with repairs, or works with Program Manager arrange for repair • Coordinates Master Gardeners and other volunteers who are assisting with programming and garden maintenance • Participates in the Garden’s August promotional event

Sector

Food

Status

Full-time

Availability

Available

Start Date

November 13, 2013

Compensation

25 hours/week. The hourly rate will depend on experience and horticulture industry standards

Posted

2013-01-22 16:54:45 UTC

Updated

2013-01-22 16:54:45 UTC