Garden Installation Crew Member

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
 Full Time
 Soil Health
 All - Cropping
 Large scale
 Farming Practices

Position Description

Love & Carrots is DC’s foremost urban farming and edible landscaping company. We design, install and maintain organic urban farms, vegetable gardens, and native landscapes across DC, MD, and VA. Through our garden care & coaching program we provide expert garden maintenance, guidance, and education in almost 150 gardens every year, helping connect people to their food and inspiring local food production and farming inside the beltway. Since our inception in 2011 we've installed over 500 gardens and our clients include residents, local restaurants, and community organizations throughout the DMV.

About the Job:

We are seeking a dedicated crew member to add to our Garden Installation team. The Installation Crew is responsible for building all Love & Carrots’ new vegetable gardens and perennial landscapes. As a member of the Installation Crew, you will work with a team to transform yards into productive and beautiful vegetable gardens. We also install stone pathways and patios, fences, pergolas, and arbors.


Tasks Include:

  • Building raised bed garden boxes
  • Cutting wood
  • Using power tools
  • Installing raised beds and full gardens
  • Loading trucks
  • Hauling mulch/soil/filling wheelbarrows
  • Digging trenches/holes
  • Installing drip irrigation
  • Planting vegetables/trees/shrubs
  • Building fencesBuilding trellises
  • General landscape labor (excluding lawncare)
  • Driving large trucks


Necessary Qualifications:

  • The ability to lift, dig, haul and generally work hard. The work is very physical and is completed in varying weather conditions (extreme summer heat, rain, wind, cold)
  • A valid driver's license and working personal vehicle required.
  • Experience with carpentry (basic knowledge of power tools, woodworking)
  • Landscaping experience
  • The ability to work as part of a close knit team while following directions. Also, to work independently, take initiative, and lead as necessary.
  • Attention to detail and organization.


Preferred Experience in: (not required, but strongly favored)

  • Construction/Building
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Advanced Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Manual labor
  • Gardening/farming
  • An affinity for veggies, soil, urban farming, and local food is preferred but not required.
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