Garden Maintenance Assistant, QEW African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition

Posted by QEW African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition on May 14, 2019
QEW African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition – Plant Medicine Project


Garden Maintenance Assistant

Primary Collaborative Relationship: African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition and Plant Medicine Project General Circle Convener.

Primary Linked Relationship: African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition Plant Medicine Chester Operations Coordinator, Grow-site Circle Convener.

2019 Position Summary: The African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition Chester Garden Maintenance Assistant primary responsibilities are:

Time Commitment: Maximum of 15 hours per week April-September, with possibility of flexible hours at beginning and end of growing season

Primary Role: Assist in the care, weeding and maintenance of Pendle Hill, Chester Friends, Chester Senior Center, and University of Delaware grow sites.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in all growing operations including: 1) propagation and transplanting, 2) planting, 3) weeding and maintenance, and 4) harvesting at all plant medicine grow sites.

  • Assist/orient volunteers in the garden when necessary

  • Assist in the maintenance of the physical facilities and equipment used

  • Follow safety procedures in the garden and while using tools/equipment

  • Assist in site check-in of gardens and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and organization

  • Willingness to work outdoors including in the heat and rain

  • Create and maintain positive business and working relationships with program volunteers

  • Assist with tracking detailed growing labor logs for each herb grown

Qualifications, Skills, and Ability:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • At least two seasons experience in farming or gardening (preferred)

Other Job Duties:

  • Participate in program activities and trainings (i.e. sociocracy, all hands on deck)

  • Assist in general maintenance and upkeep of all grow sites

  • All other duties as assigned

Physical/Cognitive Requirements of the Essential Job Functions:

  • This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds, listen to others, observe others’ actions and take corrective actions when necessary, read and respond to electronic communications; It also requires the physical ability to move about sites in various environmental conditions.

Please forward all inquiries to
LaNoana Odom –

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