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