Field Crew – Horsford Gardens and Nursery

Horsford’s is currently seeking a field crew member to train and work this fall with plans to return in early spring 2023.

The Field Crew at Horsford Gardens and Nursery probably has the most diversified job of all our divisions. Beginning in late March or early April, the crew heads out to Horsford’s 30 acres of growing fields to dig the trees and shrubs that will be sold at the nursery that season. Most digging is completed by hand. Large trees are dug with a tree spade. A crew of six will dig hundreds of plants in a day.

After digging is complete we prepare the fields for replanting, plant hundreds of trees and shrubs, seed cover crops, harrow and mow the fields, and constantly monitor watering newly planted trees and shrubs. The field crew works outside in all weather conditions. Other tasks include helping the nursery load and unload trucks.

This work is hard but rewarding. Anyone interested in trading their gym membership and getting paid to stay in shape while working outdoors in a beautiful place should apply.

Job Type: Full-time, Seasonal

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Work Conditions
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in Vermont’s ever-changing weather
-Must be able to lift 30 pounds
-Field crew works Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Some Saturday work may be requested through May and would be overtime.

Benefits
-Retirement Plan – Immediate SIMPLE IRA with 3% match
-Paid holidays during active employment
-Paid time off accrued with active employment
-Generous employee discount

COVID-19 considerations:
Horsford’s requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and follows current precautions as recommended by the State of Vermont.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to charlie@horsfordnursery.com.