Summer Garden & Grounds Assistant

Hunt Utilities LLC   Pine River, MN   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on March 22, 2024

Summer Garden & Grounds Assistant needed at Happy Dancing Turtle, Pine River, MN.

Seasonal position available for a hands-on gardener. Join our team to grow healthy soil and beautiful vegetables using practical and sustainable growing techniques.

Duties include:
● Planting and harvesting garden and hoop house produce for Farm Stand, and local Food Shelf
● Preparing produce - cutting, cleaning, weighing, bagging
● Tending to plants and trees - weeding, pruning, mulching, transplanting, etc.
● General groundskeeping as directed; i.e., mowing, trimming, light landscaping duties
● Extending production season through growing techniques in hoop houses and aquaponic systems

Requires:
★ Preference for previous gardening experience
● Interest in sustainability, permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and soil health
● Positive attitude
● Willing to learn/open-minded
● Good listening & communication skills
● Ability to work independently & as part of a team
● Ability to meet physical demands of position
● Availability for majority of growing season (May-October)
● Preference for 18 years +

Physical Demands:
● Able to work in all weather conditions - hot, cold, wet, etc.
● Able to be on feet for extended periods
● Able to bend, squat, stoop, kneel, grasp, reach
● Lift up to 40 lbs on occasional basis

Additional Details:
● Wage starting at $16/hour, experience and availability may impact wage
● Minimum of 20 hours/week potentially up to 40 hours/week; Monday - Friday hours