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Restoration Nursery Grower- CVNPRN/VHCB
Join the Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery as a plant grower for the season and learn the basics of plant propagation and the uses of native plants for conservation purposes. Through this position, you will gain professional and field experience that translate well into the natural resources field. Skills gained include improved plant ID skills and knowledge about growing practices, restoration project implementation, staff management (volunteers and interns), and record keeping. By serving at the Nursery, you will be a part of and help support a growing network of plant suppliers for restoration and conservation practices across Vermont. Position open until filled. This position is Quarter Time: Requires 455 hours of service for an average of 40 hours per week for 13 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $6,750 (pre-tax), and an education award of $1,718.25 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities. To Apply:
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Member Duties : • Assisting in the daily care and propagation of plants including sowing seed, caring for, and transplanting seedlings; weeding; fertilizing, and artfully organizing nursery stock • Maintaining nursery growing areas - mowing, clearing gravel, keeping space clean and organized. • Coordinating and overseeing volunteers at the nursery • Assisting in keeping nursery inventory up to date • Educating community members who visit the nursery about the benefits of native plants and other conservation topics • Maintaining the Nursery’s educational gardens • Connecting with other nurseries and state organizations for seed collection initiatives • Collecting, cleaning, and processing seed of local native trees and shrubs • Optionally participate in an Independent Service Project for VHCB AmeriCorps. • Participating in all VHCB AmeriCorps Events & Program Initiatives. • Engaging in professional & personal development activities and networking opportunities
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
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Restoration Nursery Grower- CVNPRN/VHCB

Program Start/End Date
05/15/2023  -   08/18/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  02/10/2023  To  06/23/2023 

Contact Hilary Solomon
212 Main St
Poultney   VT   05764

Listing ID 111472