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Seasonal Gardening Position on acreage in Brookline, MA

Posted: May 31 2020


Residential and private preschool property in Brookline, MA

30 hours per week, June 1 - Nov. 1, with opportunity to extend through December and return in March

Hourly pay, $19-$24 per hour, experience considered and raises offered

Pay frequency: monthly

Work in beautiful residential gardens on land farmed for a local CSA, and build your knowledge of plants and ecological landscaping. Landscape / Garden experience and horticultural / plant identification knowledge are a plus but not required, and resources are provided for your learning.

If you are interested in this position please email Martina Albright at [email protected] with a little bit about yourself along with a resume.


  • Aptitude for physical labor including: ability to lift, push, and pull 50lbs; endurance to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, and bend over for long periods
  • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions
  • Spoken English
  • Self-motivated and good time management skills while working alone
  • Interest in building relationships with owner of the property and employees of the school
  • Ability to use or willingness to learn to use small power equipment (push mower, weed whacker, hedge trimmer) 
  • Background or experience in gardening, farming, landscaping, or other full time outdoor work desired but not required
  • No college diploma required


  • Performs a variety of manual work involved in planting, caring for, and maintaining gardens, shrubs, flowers, trees, and other plants.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs, plants and transplants flowers, cares for annual container plants.
  • Performs watering, weeding, and fertilizing in an ecological way - no pesticide or herbicide use.
  • Cares for and trims ornamental perennial beds; implements and cares for small veggie raised beds for preschool.
  • Determines care needed by plants, trees, flowers, shrubs, and lawns; with guidance of supervisors.
  • Performs related manual tasks such as cutting grass, raking, digging, and edging.
  • Uses equipment and tools necessary to gardening work.