The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience is looking for a part-time garden assistant to manage the City’s Fire Station Garden Project. The Mayor’s Office of Resilience has built vegetable gardens at 14 of Atlanta’s Fire Stations throughout the city.
The Fire Station Garden Manager will work 16-hours a week to ensure that these gardens are well-maintained, productive, and healthy.
Responsibilities include: watering, weeding, managing for pest and disease, crop planning, amending the soil, planting, harvesting, record keeping as well as maintaining the general appearance of the garden area.
- Schedule a regular time to water, weed, and steward the established, spring 2017 gardens at each station.
- Plant additional warm season successions as needed (or cover crops).
- Utilize IPM and sustainable practices to manage pest and disease.
- Help harvest and distribute crops (to Fire Stations, Covenant House,
- or other partners)
- Maintain general appearance of garden area (pick up any trash, etc.)
- Crop plan, amend and prepare soil, order seedlings, and plant fall 2017 gardens.
- Maintain tools and order materials
- Garden record keeping
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation; Email and internet access; Strength, good physical condition.
- Professional Skills
- Knowledge and experience with sustainable gardening methods and techniques.
- First Aid Qualification.
- Must be courteous to customers and clients at all times