FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 27, 2022

Rose Cottage Garden

Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in their permaculture garden.

About Rose Cottage Garden

Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth.

There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many of which are used for natural birth. Additionally there are heritage fruit and nut trees and rich stories in a book written about this precious land. Permaculture and biodynamic principles and practices are at the root of this organic garden. Rose Cottage Garden is a block away from mountain trails and a 10-15 minute walk to the rich arts and culture of downtown Nelson or a swim in Kootenay Lake.

Rose Cottage Garden

Desired Qualities

You are an efficient and experienced gardener, reliable and self-directed, who can set and follow priorities, manage work on your own, and have excellent verbal and communication skills. You have an extensive knowledge and love of plants and are able to work in the seasonal flow. Only experienced gardeners please—ideally with a strong background in Permaculture and Biodynamics, and with an interest in long term work in this beautiful garden.

Job Tasks and Duties

The rewarding work to be done in this 1/3 acre garden involves: caring for vegetables, flowers, herbs, berry bushes, fruit/nut trees, mowing grass and tree care; tending the seasonal round of seeding, feeding, weeding, transplanting, pruning, harvesting, processing foods, and making medicines and natural cosmetics.

Also tending to irrigation systems, greenhouse, fencing, wood-chopping, and other miscellaneous/maintenance tasks.

Position Details

Start date: Immediately

Hours per week: 20-25 with potential for more

Hourly rate: $20-25 depending on experience

To Apply

Please send your resume with reference contacts to Jo Ann Lowell at:

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