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UD’s Center for Food Systems and Sustainability (CENFOODS) is happy to announce the newest undergraduate student internship program. This program is unique in that interns can participate in Winter Session 2021 only or continue into Spring Semester 2022 – or complete the internship in Spring only. The earliest application deadline is December 10, 2021.

Please email cenfoods@udel.edu with questions.

 

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Wanted: Work-study student with an interest in Land Restoration,
Edible Forest Gardening/ Food Forests and Indigenous Communities

The landscape restoration and edible forest garden project on the Lenape Ancestral Lands of the Fork Branch in Cheswold, DE provides a hands-on opportunity for a work-study student to gain experience in plant maintenance and management, design of edible forest gardens, landscape architecture, invasive plant management, community engagement, regenerative design and other related topics. While Cheswold, DE is about an hour from UD’s main
campus, there are many tasks that can be undertaken remotely. This position has potential to lead into the Summer Scholar full-time internship program.

This position will be a hybrid experience, incorporating these tasks and others as determined by Dennis Coker, Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of DE and faculty mentors, Jon Cox and Anna Wik:
1. Plant maintenance and management (including watering/ weeding/ planting/ plant health
evaluation);
2. Assistance with documentation and future planning;
3. Helping to lead and organize work days;
4. Assist with outdoor seating design and installation.

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Wanted: Student with an interest in Edible Forest Gardens/ Food Forests!

The UD Center for Food Systems and Sustainability has made possible the installation of an Edible Forest Garden at the UD Children’s Campus. There are a significant number of new gardens at the UD Early Learning Center, located on Wyoming Road, which creates an opportunity for a student to gain experience in plant maintenance and management, edible forest gardens, youth education about where food comes from, and landscape architecture. This campus is accessible via UD buses and is a short walk from campus.

This position will be a hybrid experience, incorporating these tasks and others as determined by mentors:
1. Plant maintenance and management (including watering/ weeding/ planting/ plant health
evaluation);
2. Assisting with documentation and future planning.
Student will gain experience in plant maintenance processes, landscape architecture, permaculture & food forest principals.

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Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC is accepting applications for the 2022 internship program.

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Seeking general help with weeding, trimming and pruning of gardens.  $20/hour.

15 minutes from campus; will need car.  Tools provided.  For more information, contact Karen Aniunas @ kaniunas4@gmail.com.

CAREERS

LandCare & University of Delaware Preparing Students for Success…

As a trusted partner in the commercial landscaping industry, LandCare is not only committed to connecting clients and their guests with the wonders of nature, but we also want to share our knowledge and love of landscaping with future leaders. As a trusted resource for colleges across the country, we are here to ensure that tomorrow’s landscape professionals have the tools they need for a positive and successful career in our industry.

Here are a few ways that LandCare offers support: classroom presentations, case studies/competitions, career day, open house/shadow day, summer internship program, mock interviewing, resume critiquing workshops, NCLC sponsorship, management trainee program, panel discussion.

If you’d like to learn more about how LandCare can help prepare you for a career in the landscape industry, click on the Calendar Link to schedule time with Ivy Judkins, East Division Recruiter (Ivy.Judkins@LandCare.com).

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Clemson University has announced a search for an Executive Director of
the South Carolina Botanical Garden.

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Down to Earth, Inc. is looking for anyone that would want a part-time job or an internship with our company. We are willing to do a paid internship of $15.50/hour as well as allowing the student to complete their internship requirements. We can be flexible with class schedules and we also offer the option on working only Saturdays.

Job Duties:

  • Maintenance of residential properties
  • Weeding
  • Technical trimming
  • Natural pruning
  • Landscape installation
  • Leaf removal
  • Lawn installation seed and sod
  • Lawn repairs and upgrades
  • Planting bulbs and seasonal flower displays

If interested, please email Kristi Iorii

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AeroFarms in Newark, NJ is seeking a grower in their research and development section. The successful candidate will have experience growing plants in a research and production environment. Education in plant biology or a related field is a plus. The ideal candidate will be passionate about horticulture and energetic, forward-thinking, and creative with high standards and good judgment. In addition, our organization values individuals who can lead by example and keep focus in a team-centered environment.

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North Creek Nurseries is hiring for a Plant Trials Gardener.

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The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art is looking for an Associate Planner. The main function of the job is managing the development of comprehensive plans, regulatory ordinances, and special projects for municipalities, and counties; reviewing development plans on behalf of municipalities; and conducting field work and other research.

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The Horticulture Team at Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is seeking applicants for a Horticulture Extension agent position to serve Horry and Georgetown counties. We request highly qualified candidates with a background in horticulture, agriculture, or related field and a passion to deliver relevant and impactful information to South Carolina’s citizens and businesses.

Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator. The successful candidate will be expected to perform urban horticulture education in Horry and Georgetown Counties, SC by serving home gardeners and professional horticulturists, and coordinating the local Master Gardener volunteer program. Horry and Georgetown counties are part of the diverse coastal region of South Carolina known as the “Grand Strand” and its famous beaches, including Myrtle Beach, are among of the state’s most visited tourist destinations. Ornamental horticulture is a key industry in these counties and this position offers excellent opportunities to become a horticultural leader in the region.

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Honeybee Kitchen and Market
11A Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE 19806

www.honeybeekandm@gmail.com

Honeybee Kitchen and Market is hiring! If you want to work in a fast paced fun environment surrounded by healthy food and purposeful people consider this position. Must be interested in and/or knowledgeable about healthy food and eating; we do not sell supplements. Interest in local, sustainably grown food preferred. Must be a fast paced, self-motivated, good under pressure person. Duties will vary according to need and your experience/interest but retail sales, stocking, food prep, cleaning, social media, excellent customer service and reliability are essential skills. Must be trainable to the Honeybee ways and a real team player. Flexible hours but weekend availability required and between 15-30 hours a week.

Please send resume, hours/days available and why you are interested in this position to karenlienau@aol.com. General starting salary $11-$15/ hour (depending on part vs full time and negotiable/commensurate with experience), employee discount and perks offered. We would like the staff of Honeybee to represent the community we serve hence we strongly encourage applications from people of color and/or other marginalized populations.

To apply or with any questions please send resume and hours/days available to Karen Igou at karenlienau@aol.com.

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The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) is looking for a fall intern and applications are now open until the position is filled. The internship will begin in September and will work on riparian buffer maintenance to prepare buffers for the fall buck rutting season. The internship will be paid and will have flexible work hours. BRC is open to interns working independently on weekends if needed.

 

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The Brandywine Conservancy is seeking an Environmental Educator. This is a one-year, grant-funded full-time position with benefits.

 

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Bayview Garden Nurseries is hiring.
Full Time & Part Time Positions are available. Must be at least 18 years old.

Apply online:
https://bayviewnurseries.com/jobs/

Apply in person:
Bayview Garden Center
2711 Zion Road
Northfield, NJ 08225

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GARDENER wanted for uniquely planted and maintained 3-acre Main Line Estate. Position is full-time, year-round, requiring some weekend hours and flexibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working as part of two-person team, along with outside experts, on full range of garden and property maintenance, including but not limited to: upkeep and design updates of perennial/annual garden, rock gardens, shade gardens; planting and upkeep of cutting garden; maintenance, planting and pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs; monitoring and watering of trees, shrubs and annuals, as needed; fertilization of trees, shrubs and garden beds; edging and targeted mulching; weeding; general maintenance/cleaning/upkeep of property; organization of maintenance areas including cold frames, tool sheds, plant display benches; helping in greenhouse during off season; and snow removal as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Horticulture or equivalent training
Valid driver’s license and vehicle
Demonstrated experience
References

COMPETITIVE SALARY (COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE):
Interested candidates please contact: sharnbill@msn.com. Include a resume or general description of your qualifications/experience.

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Requesting a student who wants to earn money to help restart a garden on private property.

Contact Ms. Pat Ryan
302-731-5276
PRyan44@comcast.net

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Bright Spot Farm is hiring a part-time Seasonal Farm Assistant!
The Seasonal Farm Assistant will report to the Farm Manager and assist with all farm tasks related to food production and distribution for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our contracted emergency food assistance shares, and our seed production contracts. The ideal candidate for this position has an interest in farming, food systems, and community outreach. Prior experience is preferred but not required. Must pass a State of Delaware background check.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
-Field work such as weeding, bed prep, harvesting
-Working with Bright Spot Farm’s “Young Farmers” crew members
-Packaging produce for our CSA shares
-Farm maintenance
-Able to work independently on tasks and with a group
Qualifications:
-Able to work in all weather conditions
-Can lift 40 lbs
-Reliable transportation
-Strong communication skills
-Willing to learn how to use equipment (weed wacker, walk-behind tractor, driving tractor)
For more information about Bright Spot Farms please visit our website: https://www.brightspotfarms.org/ or email emmaford.brightspotfarm@gmail.com
Position is $12/hour, 15 hours/week, May-October
To apply, please send resume and 2 references to emmaford.brightspotfarm@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIPS

Future Leaders Program

Many organizations have internship programs. The Aldo Leopold Foundation has the Future Leaders Program. This program supports fellows at career stages ranging from collegiate to post-graduate to mid-career. Regardless of their stage, all fellows receive a life-enriching learning experience framed by Aldo Leopold’s call for a respectful relationship between people and land.

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For more information contact:

Jaime Manlove, BLA

R&D Gardener

North Creek Nurseries

manlovej@udel.edu

jaime@northcreeknurseries.com

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The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech is seeking a motivate individual to join our team as Assistant Superintendent.  We are looking for someone who wants to advance their career, is passionate about their job and willing to learn.  We do our best to accomplish our tasks in a timely manner each day so that this job doesn’t consume your life.

WHAT WE ARE:

  • The Pete Dye River Course is a semi-private, daily fee facility and is open to the public.
  • We are a cool season golf course with L-93 greens, fairways and tees, tall fescue/Kentucky bluegrass rough, and fine fescue native areas.
  • 2.5 mile frontage on the New River and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, outdoor opportunities abound.
  • The setting of the Pete Dye River Course offers unmatched facilities and scenery to enhance any event. From a 10-person Board Meeting or Retreat to a 150-person reception on our spectacular terrace, we’re prepared to entertain and impress your guests.
  • Located in Radford, VA. 10 minutes from Radford University and 18 minutes from Virginia Tech and Blacksburg, VA

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A two or four year degree in Turfgrass Management/related field or currently enrolled in a Turfgrass Program required.
  • One year of golf course experience
  • Management and organization skills
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Ability to communicate effectively on all levels
  • Must be comfortable and willing to “roll up the sleeves” and lead by positive example
  • Be available to work weekends, holidays, morning and evenings when needed
  • Ability to calibrate spreaders and sprayers
  • Hand watering experience preferred
  • Be willing to learn most of all

RESPONCIILTIES:

  • Show up to work on time and put forth effort
  • Preform all facets of golf course maintenance
  • Lead the crew by example
  • Apply pesticides/fertilizers and identify pest issues
  • Assist the superintendent with planning
  • Identify needs on the golf course
  • Train new employees proper methods

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The Jaisi lab (sites.udel.edu/ebl/) has an immediate opening for an undergraduate intern to work on a project studying phosphorus cycling in the Murderkill River south of Dover, DE. The project involves processing collected water through centrifugation and chemical treatment to remove phosphate. It requires frequent handling of 2-gallon and 1-liter water bottles during the separation process. No specific experience is needed, but preference will be given to those with a strong chemistry and/or biology background. The time and commitment are flexible and can vary from 5 to 20 hr a week throughout the spring semester and into the summer. The internship will start once the hiring process is complete.

The lab has a series of other ongoing projects and the intern can continue working in the summer as well on the same or different projects.

The intern will be paid hourly per university standard.  Appointment is contingent upon the university approval under the current phase-3 opening protocol for working in the research lab. If you are interested, please send your resume, with completed and currently enrolled STEM courses listed, declared major, overall GPA and STEM GPA, and anticipated graduation date, to Dr. Katelyn Gray (graykat@udel.edu) and cc Dr. Deb Jaisi (jaisi@udel.edu).

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SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture (PSPA) awards two scholarships to recognize outstanding students majoring in Horticulture who have expressed clear intent upon graduation to pursue a career in one of the many branches of Horticulture including enhancement of the environment.

Each award will be for the amount of $1,000 and paid directly to two selected individuals by Sept. 1, 2021.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must be full-time students in Horticulture in their Junior or Senior year of college.  They must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in Horticulture and future employment in the horticulture industry, or in furthering their education in this field.  Applications are available on the PSPA Web Site.

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The world’s largest and most-visited career website in conservation, ecology, forestry, wildlife, and fisheries.

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Job Listings

Welcome! Below you will find the current openings within Ruppert Landscape’s branch locations located in PA, MD, VA, NC, GA, TX or the District of Columbia. Click on any of the positions to learn more and apply online.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture (PSPA) awards two scholarships to recognize outstanding students majoring in Horticulture who have expressed clear intent upon graduation to pursue a career in one of the many branches of Horticulture including enhancement of the environment.

Each award will be for the amount of $1,000 and paid directly to two selected individuals by Sept. 1, 2021.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must be full-time students in Horticulture in their Junior or Senior year of college.  They must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in Horticulture and future employment in the horticulture industry, or in furthering their education in this field.  Applications are available on the PSPA Web Site.

http://pspaonline.com/fred-winter-memorial-award-for-excellence-in-horticulture-2/

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At LandCare, we’re passionate about creating meaningful environments for our customers and employees. Our teams make it happen with strong communication skills, service-minded work ethic, and most of all, teamwork.

We’re a growing company with a footprint that spans the country

  • 4,000 Employees coast to coast
  • 60 Locations in 25 states
  • 25+ Years in business
  • $200M in annual sales

With a strong, stable foundation, you can look forward to growth opportunities with us.

THE POSITION

The Internship program at LandCare is a structured, rotational experience designed to provide college students with an inside look at every role within the branch operational team. Over the course of the internship, interns will assist Branch Administrators, Production Managers, Account Managers, and Branch Managers with their day-to-day responsibilities, gaining comprehensive knowledge of each management-level position within the branch. Please see below the team members the intern will be shadowing with and a quick synopsis of their role.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

Branch Administrator

  • Understand and manage administrative processes executed in LandCare’s operations management software
  • Lead weekly review of job reports in team meeting to ensure accurate job costing and work ticket management
  • Review and process all financial functions within the branch, including Accounts Payable, Billing, and Payroll

Production Manager

  • Provide production oversight and guidance to supervisors and team members on client jobsites to drive customer satisfaction with timely and effective service
  • Understand and contribute to profitability goals through proper planning of monthly operations, including management of labor and materials costs and review of financial reports and results
  • Continuously mentor supervisors to lead teams and develop crew member talent
  • Educate and train crew members on a variety of safety topics

Account Manager

  • Drive customer satisfaction and retention by understanding the individual needs of our customers
  • Maintain LandCare’s Landscape Quality Audit process in conjunction with Production Managers to identify property maintenance needs and enhancement opportunities
  • Identify new business opportunities by cultivating business relationships with existing customers while actively prospecting for potential customers

Branch Manager

  • Coach team members to provide excellent service and communication to all customers
  • Provide vision and direction, ensuring all team members understand the branch’s goals and objectives
  • Review and manage branch budget, P&L performance, and overall financial health of the location
  • Drive performance of LandCare’s four measures of health: safety, customer retention, portfolio growth, and profitability

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NETWORKING

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

GREENWOOD GARDENS SEASONAL GARDENER

Greenwood Gardens, a non-profit public garden and historic site, is seeking a Seasonal Gardener.

OVERVIEW:

Greenwood Gardens is a historically significant 28-acre public garden and former private estate whose mission is to connect people with nature in a historic garden oasis. Incorporated as a non-profit and open to the public for free-roam visitation since 2013, Greenwood continues in its efforts to preserve and enhance its gardens, architecture, and landscape for the education and enjoyment of the public, guided by a seven-year Strategic Plan. Its terraced gardens, meadows, woodlands, grottoes and teahouses were designed in the early twentieth century by William W. Renwick. A time capsule of New Jersey’s gracious past and a haven of tranquility in the busy New York metropolitan area, the site’s original sweeping vistas have been preserved and extended on all sides by designated parkland.

The Seasonal Gardener will report to the Head of Horticulture and be an integral part of the Horticulture team. The Seasonal Gardener will participate in the establishment and maintenance of new perennial and shrub borders, a rain garden and other newly planted areas undergoing restoration. The Seasonal Gardener will be expected to work with volunteers and help with occasional events. Greenwood is a small organization – a positive attitude and good work ethic are essential.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform horticultural tasks such as planting, weeding, mulching, pruning and watering of display beds, garden areas, and potted plants.
  • Prune shrubs and small trees and shear hedges.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • The ideal candidate should be able to perform at the highest standards of garden maintenance and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetic presentation of plants and garden design.
  • Two years of experience performing garden work in a public garden or other fine gardening work.
  • Two years of formal horticultural training.
  • Familiarity with local and ornamental plant species and keen plant identification skills a must.
  • Ability to properly use shovels, rakes, digging forks, weed wrenches, hand shears and loppers to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to follow instructions and to take initiative; ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience operating power equipment such as power garden vehicles, lawn mowers, weed trimmers and blowers a plus.
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION:

Compensation: $20.00 per hour. 37.5 hours per week. March – October/November.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter or a short statement outlining professional objectives and a resume to:  sonia@greenwoodgardens.org with the header ‘Seasonal Gardener’.

 

 

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Chanticleer Internship Program
The Chanticleer Internship is a 6-9 month opportunity for select individuals to
intensively deepen their understanding of the art of horticulture. Chanticleer is a
plant-driven, highly aesthetic 47-acre public garden with the unofficial motto,
“beauty without bureaucracy”. Chanticleer is a small, lean organization that
institutes high standards across the organization.

  • Chanticleer Model of Garden Leadership:
    • Horticulture staff are the primary designers for their section
    • Emphasis on direct interaction between top management and garden staff
    • Is a pleasure garden and treats every visitor as a personal guest
    • Promotes the education of emerging and existing professionals in the field of
    horticulture
  • Internship Responsibilities: By working alongside the Horticulture staff, the intern
    will advance his/her skills as well as contribute to the garden overall. Interns are treated as part of the garden staff.
    • 6-9 month position, beginning as early as March 1
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30am-4pm & occasional weekend duties
    • Hands-on horticultural maintenance
    • Study plants, plant care, design and garden management
    • Rotate through each section of the garden and perform duties specific to each
    • Observe the dynamic of the staff, garden guests, and managers
    • Interact with the Grounds Manager and Executive Director
  • Application Requirements: The right candidate will have a passion for learning
    about the garden, horticulture, plants, and leadership.
    • Practical experience in gardening required, formal training and education in
    horticulture is required
    • A proficiency with plants and gardening tasks
    • Candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working in the field of
    horticulture
    • Self-starting, industrious candidate is required

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Mt. Cuba Center One Year Internships

 Mt. Cuba Center’s one year internships prepare individuals as future leaders in public gardens.  Each internship is supervised by a professional with relevant and related background experience and includes a research project that emphasizes the investigative nature of learning while supporting the intern’s career goals. Students will develop a suite of practical and professional skills, learn sustainable gardening practices, and participate in field trips, workshops, conferences, and native plant identification classes.  Intern projects will culminate in an in-house presentation of the results.  Internships run from June 1, 2021 to May 18, 2022 (no exceptions applied to the start or end date).

DEADLINE: MARCH1, 2021

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Farm Manager, Community Gardens

Full-time Regular-Professional

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS Healthy Neighborhoods team delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods. Together with community partners, PHS carefully designs projects that build on neighborhood strengths and aspirations to use greening to improve the environment, health and quality of life in their communities. PHS supports community gardeners with educational workshops, gardening supplies and materials, seedlings, access to the PHS tool library, technical assistance, volunteer assistance, and infrastructure improvements. The PHS Green Resource Center  at Farm Park is located in East Norriton. Featuring 2 acres of production land, greenhouse, pavilion and solar array, the Green Resource Center is an educational and production hub meant to support gardeners and growers across the region.

The Community Gardens Farm Manager plays a leading role in forging and cultivating partnerships to expand our services in Montgomery County. The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing all function of the PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park, including seedling propagation and distribution, farm production, educational opportunities for public, volunteer management, and site maintenance.

The Farm Manager will also oversee a seasonal staff position and apprentices who will assist with activities on the farm. This position collaborates with municipal and state agencies, existing alliances, organizations, and task forces to advance PHS’s leadership role in community gardens, urban farming and food systems, inform policies, mobilize gardeners to grow and share food, as well as strengthen and build the region’s urban agriculture networks.

This position is currently funded through June 2022. Extension is dependent on future funding.

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Down to Earth Inc.
Wilmington DE
Detailed work and maintaining residential properties.  Technical pruning, trimming, espalier, aerial trimming, natural pruning, mulching, landscape installation, and lawn installation.
What our company can offer you:
-Room to move up.  This position could turn into becoming a foreman.
-The starting pay is anywhere from $14.00/hr to $20.00/hr based on experience. 
-We will pay any classes that you would like to take dealing with horticulture such as classes at Longwood and Mt. Cuba.
-We pay for your membership fee for DNLA.
-We pay for any conferences in order for you to learn and receive your pesticide credits.
-We will pay for pesticide license and books.
-We also supply all of your tools.
-We will supply your uniform. T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, safety glasses, safety headsets, summer baseball hats, winter hats and even your winter Carhart coat.
– You will get a one weeks paid vacation the first year and then 2 weeks paid vacation the second year.
-We also will give you a 3% match of the company’s earnings for your IRA.
Check out our website at
www.Landscapewithlarry.com

 

If interested in a position, please call or email us and we can set up an interview.
Email:kiorii@comcast.net
Phone:302-654-8113

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BRANDYWINE CONSERVANCY & MUSEUM OF ART
Horticulturist
REPORTS TO: Horticultural Coordinator
BASIC FUNCTIONS: Performs all job responsibilities associated with the care of the
wildflower & native plant garden and its component programs at
the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art’s Chadds Ford
campus.
POSITION RELATIONSHIPS: Assists the horticultural coordinator. Works with garden
volunteers and a garden intern. Collaborates with facilities staff
and other Brandywine staff, as needed. Serves as ambassador to
visitors of the museum and campus gardens.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Performs a diverse array of horticultural duties within the campus display beds and adjacent meadow areas. This includes, but is not limited to, planting design, planting,
  • mulching, weeding, pruning, application of herbicides and litter management.
  • Performs all duties related to the operation of a container-based native plant nursery, including seed sowing, potting, labeling, fertilizing, watering, preparing inventory reports.
  • Performs all duties related to the operation of a native seed program, including species identification, collection, cleaning, packaging and order fulfillment.
  • Plans for, supervises, and works with garden volunteers and a part time garden intern.
  • Uses mechanical and/or chemical methods to control unwanted vegetation.
  • Regularly inspects trails and performs remedial maintenance. In collaboration with the horticultural coordinator conducts tours of the campus gardens and its component programs.
  • Gives presentations to a variety of audiences, as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A minimum of 2 years horticulture experience.
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany or a related field, or an equivalent combination of skills, education and experience.
  • Some knowledge of plant species native to the middle-Atlantic piedmont region.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and meet the physical demands of the position which include standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, digging.
  • Ability to effectively operate common landscape tools including hand-held and backpack sprayers, hand-held and backpack blowers, a string trimmer, a soil auger, a walk behind mower, and possess sufficient mechanical reasoning to successfully perform minor maintenance needs on these types of equipment.
  • High level of personal initiative, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work largely unsupervised but also as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office products, minimum.
  • Keen observer of nature with a demonstrated interest in the flora and fauna of the middle-Atlantic region.
  • A passion for conservation and horticulture and a dedication to the mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.
  • Availability to work an occasionally varied schedule including one or two weekends per year and some evenings.
  • Must own or have consistent access to reliable transportation.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Connie Scholz, Administrative Assistant to the CFO cscholz@brandywine.org
 

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Mt. Cuba Internships are now live on our website !
There will be 3 year long positions for 2021 – 2022 (note that we will not be offering housing this year and there are no summer internship positions).  The internships positions being offered are:
    • Environmental Education (New!)
    • Guest Experience
    • Natural Lands

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Environmental Educator

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays seeks a part-time Environmental Educator to develop and deliver interactive education programs for diverse audiences in the Inland Bays watershed. Please view the position description, responsibilities, and qualification requirements HERE.

Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Lisa Swanger, Outreach & Education Coordinator, at lswanger@inlandbays.org. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, genetic information, and marital or familial status.

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Local Food Systems Intern
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
Cornerstone West CDC is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington, DE. Cornerstone West CDC’s
mission is to create affordable housing and promote the revitalization of Wilmington’s West Side, a
unique and historic neighborhood made up of a collection of four small but cohesive communities at the
doorstep of downtown. A testament to Wilmington’s diversity, the West Side is home to some of the
most economically, racially, and socially diverse communities in the state. Cornerstone facilitated the
development of a West Side Revitalization Plan in 2012 and is leading implementation efforts in the
areas of economic development, housing, and community engagement. For more information, see our
website: www.westsidegrows.org or find us on Facebook: West Side Grows (Wilmington, DE).
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The staff person in this position will research and develop a sustainable local food system for the West
Side of Wilmington with a goal to increase food insecurity and access to fresh affordable produce, in
addition to assisting with designing projects, communications, event planning, and marketing
opportunities. The West Side Revitalization Plan is a collaborative effort focused on improving the
quality of life for residents while maintaining the character of the community. The Local Food Initiative
is working to address challenges in food insecurity and access on the West Side. The Local Food Systems
Intern will work closely with the Healthy Neighborhoods Manager and a variety of stakeholders to
implement and evaluate core programs in the organization’s focus areas of housing, economic
development, and community engagement. The Local Food Systems Intern reports to Cornerstone’s
Healthy Neighborhoods Manager and is a part-time, exempt position.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
● Assist with research of best practices from other communities to be implemented here
● Analyze 2020 Local Food Assessment and develop a program for 2021.
● Research successful farmer’s markets and other sustainable food systems.
● Work with community gardeners at Rodney Reservoir Community Garden to establish a food
donation system and tracker.
● Support West Side Grows Community Gardens through outreach and management .
● Attend and facilitate Local Food Committee meetings.
● Assist with the planning and promotion of events, if applicable.
● Additional projects may be assigned based on the intern’s capability and initiative.
QUALIFICATIONS
● Commitment to learning and exploring local foods with a resident-driven approach.
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
● Experienced in working with diverse groups of people.
● Well organized and professional.
● Self-directed and comfortable taking initiative.
● Knowledge of marketing, social media, and community organizing.
Cornerstone West CDC | 710 N. Lincoln Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 | westsidegrows.org
● Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills particularly via phone and email. Must be
responsive on a daily basis.
● Ability to work remotely and independently.
COMPENSATION AND CONDITIONS
● Stipend is $10-12 per hour.
● Time commitment is 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the spring semester or as needed.
● A satisfactory criminal background check, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are
required at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position.
● Must have own means of transportation.
● Must have access to stable internet and phone.
● Must have the capacity to work remotely.
● Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, in order to attend
community meetings and events.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
We consider the health and well-being of our customers and staff to be of the utmost importance.
Cornerstone West CDC operates out of West End Neighborhood House, which is considered an essential
organization and has remained open to the public during the pandemic. Cornerstone West CDC staff
operates primarily from home, and is required to be in the office on an occasional, as-needed basis.
West End Neighborhood House follows all CDC guidelines, and requires any exposed staff and customer
who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more must quarantine for 14 days per Department of Health
guidelines. Additionally, all staff are required to have their temperature taken upon entry, wear a mask
at all times in the building, as well as use hand sanitizer regularly. Full coronavirus mitigation plan may
be found at westendnh.org.
TO APPLY
For consideration for this internship, please email your resume and cover letter to Claire Hamilton at
chamilton@westsidegrows.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Wilmington Strong Fund Intern
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
Cornerstone West CDC is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington, DE. Cornerstone West CDC’s
mission is to create affordable housing and promote the revitalization of Wilmington’s West Side, a
unique and historic neighborhood made up of a collection of four small but cohesive communities at the
doorstep of downtown. A testament to Wilmington’s diversity, the West Side is home to some of the
most economically, racially, and socially diverse communities in the state. Cornerstone facilitated the
development of a West Side Revitalization Plan in 2012 and is leading implementation efforts in the
areas of economic development, housing, and community engagement. For more information, see our
website: www.westsidegrows.org or find us on Facebook: West Side Grows (Wilmington, DE).
WILMINGTON STRONG FUND BACKGROUND
In order to support small businesses citywide during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wilmington Strong
Small Business Fund offers $1,000 grants to small businesses located in the City of Wilmington. These
funds can be used to cover specific expenses such as rent payments, mortgage payments, utilities, and
supplier bills. The Wilmington Strong Fund is led by a partnership between Cornerstone West and the
Wilmington Alliance, with leadership from the many local economic development partners. This fund
first began as an initiative on the West Side with the support of Capital One and has now expanded to
serve small businesses throughout the City of Wilmington. To date, the Wilmington Strong Small
Business Fund has distributed a total of $117,000 in $1000 micro-grants to local businesses. Read more
about the fund at wilmingtonstrongfund.com.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The staff person in this position will work across disciplines to improve the quality of life for West Side
business owners, residents, and community leaders through economic development, while supporting
the activities of the Wilmington Strong Fund. The Wilmington Strong Fund Intern will work closely with
the Economic Development Manager and a variety of stakeholders to implement and evaluate core
programs in the fund focus areas of economic development. The Wilmington Strong Fund Intern reports
to Cornerstone’s Economic Development Manager and is a part-time, exempt position.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
● Outreach to Potential Applicants – conduct and manage extensive outreach to small businesses
in Wilmington remotely via mailers, direct phone calls, and social media in order to increase our
applications to the funds.
● Scheduling – Schedule Review team meetings on a biweekly basis, ensuring all members are in
attendance by emailing and conducting phone call reminders.
● Support Accounting – Stay in contact with accounting department to make sure grants are
processed in a timely manner and inform Project Manager when checks are ready for pick up.
Cornerstone West CDC | 710 N. Lincoln Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 | westsidegrows.org
QUALIFICATIONS
● Knowledge of marketing, social media, and community organizing.
● Experience working with low to moderate income communities and businesses of color.
● Fluency in Spanish a plus, not a requirement.
● Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills particularly via phone and email. Must be
responsive on a daily basis.
● Ability to work remotely and independently.
COMPENSATION AND CONDITIONS
● Stipend is $10-12 per hour.
● Time commitment is 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the spring semester or as needed.
● A satisfactory criminal background check, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are
required at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position.
● Must have own means of transportation.
● Must have access to stable internet and phone.
● Must have the capacity to work remotely.
● Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, in order to attend
community meetings and events.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
We consider the health and well-being of our customers and staff to be of the utmost importance.
Cornerstone West CDC operates out of West End Neighborhood House, which is considered an essential
organization and has remained open to the public during the pandemic. Cornerstone West CDC staff
operates primarily from home, and is required to be in the office on an occasional, as-needed basis.
West End Neighborhood House follows all CDC guidelines, and requires any exposed staff and customer
who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more must quarantine for 14 days per Department of Health
guidelines. Additionally, all staff are required to have their temperature taken upon entry, wear a mask
at all times in the building, as well as use hand sanitizer regularly. Full coronavirus mitigation plan may
be found at westendnh.org.
TO APPLY
For consideration for this internship, please email your resume and cover letter to Gabrielle Lantieri at
glantieri@westsidegrows.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Community Engagement Intern
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
Cornerstone West CDC is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington, DE. Cornerstone West CDC’s
mission is to create affordable housing and promote the revitalization of Wilmington’s West Side, a
unique and historic neighborhood made up of a collection of four small but cohesive communities at the
doorstep of downtown. A testament to Wilmington’s diversity, the West Side is home to some of the
most economically, racially, and socially diverse communities in the state. Cornerstone facilitated the
development of a West Side Revitalization Plan in 2012 and is leading implementation efforts in the
areas of economic development, housing, and community engagement. For more information, see our
website: www.westsidegrows.org or find us on Facebook: West Side Grows (Wilmington, DE).
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The staff person in this position will work across disciplines to improve the quality of life for West Side
residents, business owners, and community leaders through neighborhood activation, while
participating in and supporting a wide variety of community engagement and development projects. The
Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Community Development Manager and a
variety of stakeholders to implement and evaluate core programs in the organization’s focus areas of
housing, economic development, and community engagement. The Community Engagement Intern
reports to Cornerstone’s Community Development Manager and is a part-time, exempt position.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
● Coordinate social media efforts to promote multiple program areas.
● Create and maintain a community calendar of events.
● Coordinate and distribute a community newsletter.
● Assist with streamlining operations and administrative support.
● Support the implementation and administration of new and existing programs and services.
● Liaise with coworkers and programs across the organization to ensure effective and efficient
program delivery.
● Assist and coordinate West Side Grows Together’s events/activities.
● Performs other duties, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
● Knowledge of digital marketing, social media, and community organizing.
● Experience working with diverse communities.
● Fluency in Spanish a plus, not a requirement.
● Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills particularly via phone and email. Must be
responsive on a daily basis.
● Ability to work remotely and independently.
Cornerstone West CDC | 710 N. Lincoln Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 | westsidegrows.org
COMPENSATION & CONDITIONS
● Stipend is $10-12 per hour.
● Time commitment is 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the spring semester or as needed.
● A satisfactory criminal background check, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are
required at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position.
● Must have own means of transportation.
● Must have access to stable internet and phone.
● Must have the capacity to work remotely.
● Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, in order to attend
community meetings and events.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
We consider the health and well-being of our customers and staff to be of the utmost importance.
Cornerstone West CDC operates out of West End Neighborhood House, which is considered an essential
organization and has remained open to the public during the pandemic. Cornerstone West CDC staff
operates primarily from home, and is required to be in the office on an occasional, as-needed basis.
West End Neighborhood House follows all CDC guidelines, and requires any exposed staff and customer
who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more must quarantine for 14 days per Department of Health
guidelines. Additionally, all staff are required to have their temperature taken upon entry, wear a mask
at all times in the building, as well as use hand sanitizer regularly. Full coronavirus mitigation plan may
be found at westendnh.org.
TO APPLY
For consideration for this internship, please email your resume and cover letter to April Pagliassotti at
apagliassotti@westsidegrows.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE/M/F/D/V

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INTERNSHIP

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:  Contact Jaime Manlove at  jaime@northcreeknurseries.com

Position:  AG Exempt

Reports To:  Marketing Manager

GARDENS INTERN
Position Type / Hours:
The average work week is 40 hours. Candidate must be willing to
work additional hours as the need arises and must be prepared to
work in all weather conditions
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.
Duties:
• 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 needed
• Perform additional duties as required
Job Success Factors:
• Is reliable and consistent in attendance and punctuality
• Is a team player
• Maintain a clean working area (“starts clean, works clean, finishes clean”)
• Work in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions or safety incidents
• Follow and sustain LEAN Flow or Working Smarter program in day-to-day tasks
• Follow Systems Approach to Nursery Certification (SANC) practices in day-to-day tasks and
strive for continual improvement of our facility practices and internal procedures
Skills / Qualifications:
• Ability to work 40 hours per week
• 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
• Willingness to operate and/or learn to operate machinery, including but not limited to tractors,
mowers, small engine tools
• Ability to work in all weather conditions; tackle tasks that are sometimes physically demanding
• Ability to lift 35 pounds and to work in repetitive situations
• Must have effective listening and communication skills