Elmore Roots Fruit Tree & Berry Nursery: Nursery Assistant
About Elmore Roots
We are a small organic nursery with a big heart and over 40 years of experience. The farm is family owned and operated along with a devoted, friendly crew of plant lovers. The nursery, located in the rolling hills of Elmore, is a unique landscape made up of food forests, fruit groves, a high tunnel, state-of-the-art gravel beds and more.
Our mission is “To be a nourishing place for the earth, the customer, our crew, and the life all around us by growing and offering the hardiest and most productive plants possible.”
In our efforts to help customers realize their vision of a home orchard or berry patch, we’ve sourced, tested and propagated the cultivars that do best in our northern climate. We propagate many of our plants from our own orchards, as well as partner with trusted distributors. Our fruit trees are grafted onto the hardiest rootstock known.
Tasks vary season-to-season and even day-to-day based on weather, customer needs, planting jobs, harvest season and more. The job is never boring or too repetitive! The Nursery Assistant works closely with a seasoned employee and sometimes on independent projects to perform a variety of the following tasks:
shipped out. Planting jobs are off-site in neighboring towns.
maintaining farm equipment/tools such as golf carts, wheelbarrows and tractor.
building new planting beds, inventory upkeep, pest/plant disease control and more.
questions and concerns. Assure customers feel welcomed and supported.
- Reliability is first and foremost!
- An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
- A person who is gentle and respectful, and also has a good sense of humor!
- A willingness and preparedness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
- An ability to occasionally lift heavy trees and/or bags of planting materials (around
50 lb) into trucks for deliveries.
- An ability to use farm tools such as shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, lawn mowers, etc.
– Must be able to work some Sundays as needed (See schedule below).
Elmore Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports diversity and inclusion.
2023 season dates: Approximately March 28 – Dec 1. A full-time work week at Elmore Roots ranges between 30-35 hours per week.
nursery items such as tools. Full-time employees are also given one paid day off of their choosing in September. Employees receive a large amount of certified organic, locally grown winter storage vegetables towards the end of the season. Employees are eligible for unemployment benefits during the off season.
Thank you for your interest in working at Elmore Roots!
www.elmoreroots.com (802) 888-ROOT! 759 Symonds Mill Road, Wolcott VT 05680