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Native Plant Gardener - 2019 Season April to October - Locust Grove Nature Center

Location:

Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

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Volunteer gardeners do a variety of tasks from early spring to late fall in the gardens of the nature center where wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, sedges, grasses and trees have been planted to demonstrate what grows naturally in Montgomery County.

Gardeners will turn soil, plant, water, weed, trim, apply natural deer repellent, rake and collect seeds. You will have the opportunity to learn about native plants working with the lead gardener. Our gardeners work with others in small groups or independently at least two hours per week.

Website: www.locustgrovenature.org

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Job type: Seasonal (2-6 months)

Volunteer type:  Adult, Senior (55+)

Gardeners must be able to work independently with minimal staff supervision, and be comfortable working outdoors for the duration of their shift.

Some duties, such as raking, digging, or pushing a wheelbarrow, may be physically strenuous for some individuals.

Gardening hours are flexible, but consistent. We're looking for applicants who can work at least 2 hours per week, for most weeks between the months of April to October.

Prior gardening experience or a basic knowledge of native plants preferred. Additional training and all equipment provided.

Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners are welcome to apply. Master Naturalists earn Advanced Training Hours.

Locust Grove Nature Center

Jackie Raiford

301-765-8661


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