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Gardens Intern

Location

Landenberg, Pennsylvania

About Us

As a wholesale propagation nursery located in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, North Creek Nurseries provides top quality starter plugs to retail & wholesale nurseries, garden centers, mail order companies and landscape professionals.  We specialize in perennials, ornamental grasses, ferns and vines with an emphasis on Eastern US natives.  Our nursery has one and a half acres of on-site display and trial gardens that fall under the care of the Research & Development and New Products Department.

More information about our company and products can be found at www.northcreeknurseries.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Position Summary

The Gardens Intern will assist the Research & Development Department at North Creek Nurseries in maintaining the display gardens, stormwater management systems, trial beds, new plant collections, and grounds.  They will perform various functions to ensure the effective operation of the R&D Department by adhering to prescribed schedules, policies and procedures.

Fax resume to Brigitte Crawford, New Products Manager, at 610-255-4762 or email brigitte@northcreeknurseries.com.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Maintain site-specific display and trial gardens, including, but not limited to planting, mulching, weeding, and irrigating
Assist in the maintenance of Best Management Practices (BMPs) including a 4-tier stormwater management system, living walls, green roof, and meadows
General turf and grounds maintenance including mowing, raking, string trimming, and herbicide applications
Assist with containerized trial plant maintenance in the R&D greenhouses
Install new garden projects as neededPerform additional duties as required

Knowledge / Skills Required

Willingness to learn and operate machinery, including but not limited to tractors and mowers
Ability to work in all weather conditions; tackle tasks that are sometimes physically demanding
Must have effective listening and communication skills

Desired Skills

Ability to work 40 hours per week
Ability to work independently and/or with a crew; is a team player
Strong work ethic, initiative, and attention to detail
Approach work with a positive attitude, invests the time and effort to do a good job, and takes pride in accomplishments
Maintain a clean working area ("starts clean, works clean, finishes clean")
Work in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions or safety incidents
Follow Lean Flow or Working Smarter program in day-to-day tasks

Education

Current undergraduate student of horticulture or related field with a strong interest in gardening
General knowledge of perennial plant and weed identification, and has an interest in native plants and their culture

Travel: not required

Compensation: Based on experience