Seedling Nursery Intern

Description:

The GrowHaus is a resident-centered organization, and that means we work very closely with our neighbors

Responsibilities:

The Nursery Helper will make sure that seedlings are planted in accordance with the coordinator’s schedule. They will follow the safety guidelines of the seedling nursery.

Specific Tasks:

  • Evaluate product marketing alternatives, assist with building a marketing plan, then promote and market seedling products.

  • Take part in a farmer’s market on Fridays at the Source.

  • Determine types and quantities of seedlings to be produced, based on budgets, projected sales volumes, and natural resource restraints.

  • Manage irrigation systems according to seedling need.

  • Perform seed production duties such as planning, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, and spraying.

  • Grow seedlings in greenhouses or cold-frame beds or other methods of seedling production.

  • Monitor seedlings as they grow in order to ensure that they are growing properly and are free from diseases and contaminants.

  • Identify and treat plant problems such as diseases, weeds, and insect pests.

  • Assemble, position, and secure structures such as trellises, seedling tables, lighting, fences, etc using hand tools.

  • Cultivate specialty products.

  • Negotiate and arrange for the sale, storage, and transportation of seedlings.

  • Clean and disinfect seedling space and storage, transport and seedling transportation containers.

  • Clean, grade, and package seedlings for marketing.

  • Control the spread of diseases by following proper food safety protocol.

  • Destroy diseased seedling and compost superfluous seedlings.

  • Maintain facilities such as water supplies, greenhouse space, and storage space.

  • Maintain financial, tax, and production records.

  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day running of seedling project.

  • Doing everything to assure an agreed upon income from the seedling project.

  • Last and most important, keeping to the safety of handling all seedlings. Making sure that everyone entering the space maintain washed hands.

Schedule: 15 hours/week

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