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Commercial Property Available, Ridgefield, CT [posted 5/11/22]

LAND for rent:

This parcel is in Fairfield county on a very busy section of Route 7 in Ridgefield that would be perfect for a nursery! For more information visit the website or contact Chris Cosio.


New England Silica, Inc., South Windsor, CT [posted 4/28/22]

Customer ServicE [fulltime]

New England Silica, Inc., a South Windsor Wholesale/Retail Distributor has an immediate  full time position available for a Customer Service Representative.  Duties include, but not limited to, inside counter and telephone sales, inventory control, data entry, and working closely with all members of a small business.  Applicant must be a “Team Player”, dependable and reliable.  Landscape/Hardscape experience is a plus but not mandatory.  NES offers a competitive pay and benefits including, medical, dental, life, STD, holidays, vacation pay and Simple IRA.

Please call 860-289-7778 for an interview appt.


Hosking Nursery, Western CT [posted 3/23/22]

For Sale:

Hosking Nursery, Western CT’s preeminent water gardening and landscaping business, serving Litchfield, Hartford, and Fairfield Counties – $65,000 (land and building not included).  Also available- equipment, plant benches, and inventory.  Hosking Nursery has been constructing and servicing water gardens for over 30 years.  This is a great opportunity to expand your business into this popular but underserved landscape specialty.  Serious inquires call 203-560-2652 or email bhosk54@gmail.com


Hollandia Nursery, Bethel, CT [posted 3/17/22]

Assistant Landscape Designer

Nursery Stock Sales

Perennial Associates


Natureworks Horticultural Services, LLC, Northford, CT [posted 3/4/22]

RETAIL SHOP

We are currently hiring for our retail garden center for the 2022 season!

Full/part time Seasonal positions available, starting in mid-March through November/December.

If you are an energetic, positive, Hard working person who enjoys engaging with customers and have a good work ethic.

Applicants must:

  • Be able to work at least one weekend day
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 40-50lbs
  • Be able to work in all types of weather
  • Be able to work hard, help customers with a smile, and work as a team
  • Use a computer-based POS register
  • Be willing to help with anything needed (restocking, cleaning, answering phones and other tasks).

A knowledge of plants and organic gardening methods are a plus.

Benefits include sick and vacation pay, retirement plan and medical insurance after one year.

If interested, please email resume and a bit about yourself to retail@naturework.com . We will email you an Application for Employment.

LANDSCAPE CREWS– Full time and Season Landscape Crew Member

We are hiring for our landscape and maintenance crews!  If interested please read the description of the job below and email resume and a bit about yourself to natureworks.crew6@gmail.com

We are looking for a few special people to join our team! Natureworks has been landscaping organically for 39 years. We create innovative, exciting gardens that build a healthy ecosystem. Learn while you work about native plants, pollinator pathways, edible landscaping, fine gardening, and the latest, cutting-edge plants.  Our company culture includes a healthy work/life balance, continued education and teamwork.

This is a full time, hourly position. Seasonal, from early March through early December. We work in all weather. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Minimum one year field experience preferred but will train the right person. Knowledge of ornamental pruning is a plus.  Benefits include sick and vacation pay, retirement plan, and medical after one year of work.  Starting wage is $16 to $18/hr.

Grow with us. Apply today!

Also visit the “About Us” page on our website www.natureworksgardencenter.com for more info about our company and to see if you would be a good fit!


YardScapes Landscape Professionals, New Milford, CT [posted 3/3/22]

Lawn Care Technician – Full Time

Our Lawn Care / Fertilization Technicians and Crew Leaders have a passion for detail, enjoy seeing the fruits of their labor, and appreciate lush, healthy, pest-free turf.  Being part of a Lawn Care/Fertilization Crew is a great career for someone who loves the outdoors, likes to move quickly, and work as part of a team while providing excellent customer service to our clients. Our clients include residential properties, commercial office/shopping centers, and sports fields in and around New Milford, CT.

What Do You Need to be a Fertilization Technician or Crew Leader?  A valid state-issued driver’s license, the ability to legally work in the U.S, and be 18 years of age or over are mandatory.

Like most of our positions, the majority of your day during the busy Spring/Summer/Fall Season’s will be outside. It helps to really appreciate and respect the outdoors.

Attention to detail, positive attitude, willingness to learn, and the ability to make sound judgment decisions regarding safety of yourself, client property, and equipment during daily tasks is critical. Our Landscape Industry Certified staff will train you in the field, at the shop, and in conjunction with any National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) sanctioned training events and certification programs.

Additional state-issued licenses and certifications are required to apply some of the materials we use and will be obtained through your course of employment if you do not already have them.

Pay: $17-20 to start

Please note that applications are only accepted through our website www.YardScapesLandscape.com/careers


Holdridge Home & Garden, Ledyard CT [posted 2/17/22]

Gardener / Landscaper – Full or Part Time position

Duties:
We are looking for someone who has interest in plants, being outdoors, and the environment would be a plus.   Spring Clean Up tasks include; re-edging garden beds, removal of grass and weeds from beds, prune winter die back from shrubs and perennials, trim shrubs when necessary, install a fresh layer of mulch, and load debris into the back of a dump truck.  Installation duties include; off loading & loading of plants, properly plant new plant material, transplant existing perennials and shrubs, create new garden edge, re-grade garden surface, and install mulch.  Maintenance work to include; removal of weeds, grass, and invasive plants from garden areas, prune back spent blooms on perennials, roses, annuals, and shrubs, hedge trimming of shrubs and large hedges, maintain planters, and annuals in gardens, working in our nursery helping to water, prune spent blooms, load plant material and other heavy items for customers.

Requirements & Qualifications:
Must enjoy working outside, with plants, and well with others.

  • Prior work experience in the landscape field a plus.
  • We are willing to train the right applicant.
  • Work 20-40hrs. Monday—Friday from 8am-5pm.

Full time/Seasonal:
Pay: $15-$20 based upon experience

License/Certification:
Valid CT Driver’s License (required)

Work location:
Main location to various homes and businesses in SE CT

Contact Information:
Courtney Kolakowski at Courtney@holdridgegarden.com or 860-464-8400.  Our location is 749 Colonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard, CT 06339, www.holdridgegarden.com


SiteOne Landscape Supply [posted 2/15/22]

Nursery Yard Sales, Greenwich, CT and Brewster, NY

  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service
  • Cultivate and manage strong relationships with customers
  • Assist customers with their questions and needs, either in person, via the phone or through online ordering
  • Pull and prepare inventory orders for customer pick up or delivery
  • Proactively identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow sales with current and potential customers
  • Assist with merchandising product and managing inventory. Store tasks include cycle counts, inventory, spot counts and end of the day process
  • Maintains a safe working environment

Nursery Department Manager, Perennials and Annuals, Brewster, NY

  • Take ownership of perennial and annual sales, ordering, and inventory maintenance.
  • Provide excellent customer service, assist and load customers
  • Understands the principals of managing product inventory, target customer mix and sales.
  • Create a positive environment for employees which encourages teamwork

SiteOne offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.  Please contact Matt Fitzpatrick at mfitzpatrick@siteone.com if interested.


Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT [posted 2/4/22]

Field Production Assistant

Position Summary: Broken Arrow Nursery is seeking a Field Production Assistant. The Assistant will work under the supervision of the Field Production Manager, completing all tasks necessary to grow, maintain and display field-grown plants. Field Production responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: planting, watering, hand-weeding, mulching, digging and staging large plant material, loading plants into customers’ vehicles, and deliveries of plant material. The Field Production team is also involved with maintaining our premier collection of display plants and assists with some Christmas tree production tasks. This is a great opportunity to experience many facets of tree and shrub care in a nursery setting!

This position averages 40 hours per week; some weekend availability is desired. Scheduling is flexible, with employment beginning in mid-March, running through early November, with potential opportunity to extend employment into the Christmas season.

Job Requirements:
Applicants must be energetic and eager to do physical work regardless of weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Applicants must be able to follow directions and work efficiently, both independently and as part of a team. Must have a valid driver’s license. Experience with heavy equipment and driving trucks is helpful.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2022
Interested applicants should e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and two references to: Broken Arrow Nursery, Attn:  Adam Wheeler – Horticulture and Container Manager, 13 Broken Arrow Rd., Hamden, CT 06518 awheeler@brokenarrownursery.com

Horticulturist Assistant

Position Summary:
Broken Arrow Nursery is seeking applicants for a Horticulturist Assistant position.  The position averages 40 hours per week and runs from mid-March through mid-November.  Opportunities to extend the work season into December may also be available.  We offer competitive compensation that is commensurate with experience.

Main responsibilities will include the daily maintenance and care of the remarkably exciting diversity of rare and unusual plants we grow.  Additional opportunities exist to help with all phases of woody and herbaceous plant production including propagation and integrated pest management.  If you’re passionate and excited about plants this is the job for you!

Job Requirements:
Applicants should be energetic, physically fit and have the ability to follow directions and work independently as well as part of a team.  Knowledge and experience with plant care and production is desirable.  Basic knowledge of plant material is beneficial but not essential.  The flexibility to work on some weekend days is preferred.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2022

Interested applicants should e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and two references to: Broken Arrow Nursery, Attn:  Adam Wheeler – Horticulture and Container Manager, 13 Broken Arrow Rd., Hamden, CT 06518 awheeler@brokenarrownursery.com

Job Title: Sales Associate

Position Summary:
Broken Arrow Nursery is seeking two seasonal Sales Associates who will work under the supervision of the Sales Manager and in collaboration with an incredible team of avid plant geeks.  Each position averages 20-30 hours/week during spring and fall and 15-20 hours/week during the summer. Scheduling is flexible, though some weekend availability is required.  Responsibilities include helping customers select plants that fit their needs/planting sites, running checkouts, answering the phone/emails, general customer service, plant care, and unloading restock trailers. Ideal start date is in March and the nursery season runs through early November, with potential opportunity to extend employment into the Christmas season.

Job Requirements:
Basic knowledge of common plant material and care is required, and experience with common computer applications (particularly Windows based) is beneficial. Applicants should also be curious about the rare and unusual, comfortable interacting with people, able to lift up to 30 lbs. and be on their feet for large portions of the day, and have the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with a team.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2022

Interested applicants should e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and two references to: Broken Arrow Nursery, Attn:  Adam Wheeler – Horticulture and Container Manager, 13 Broken Arrow Rd., Hamden, CT 06518 awheeler@brokenarrownursery.com


Madison Earth Care Landscaping & Garden Center, Madison, CT [posted 2/4/22]

Madison Earth Care is a family-owned company, servicing the Connecticut shoreline with outstanding landscaping services for 50 years.  We provide full-service landscape design and maintenance services.  We are well known in our area for our exceptional quality and customer services.

GARDEN SERVICES MANAGER/ASSISTANT MANAGER

Job Description:

Madison Earth Care is seeking an experienced Garden Services Manager/Assistant Manager with outstanding horticultural and communication skills. This employee will initially train under the Garden Services Manager to provide excellent horticultural services for our customers.  Prior experience is required as well as the ability to work in all weather conditions.

Duties:

  • Assure that the horticultural needs of customers’ properties are met, which includes identifying perennials and annuals, providing appropriate care, i.e. fertilizing, pruning, deadheading, weeding, recognizing basic plant diseases and treating them appropriately, preparing the beds for winter
  • Assure that the Garden Services Team Members are prepared for the day’s tasks (including equipment/plant material), supervise their activities and trouble shoot as necessary
  • Communicate with high-end clients and subsequently report to relevant administrate staff the needs and comments of the customers
  • Schedule visits to clients’ gardens based on the specifics listed in their contracts
  • Verify that worksheets are completed correctly

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Passion for gardening
  • Prior horticultural and landscape experience of 2 years
  • Experience with basic landscaping equipment
  • Ability to perform physical activities which require considerable use of arms, legs and moving your whole body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling various material
  • Ability to move supplies up to fifty pounds on a regular basis
  • Work 40+ hrs., Monday—Friday from 7.30-4/4.30

Additional duties:

  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time.

Full time/Seasonal:

  • Pay: $24-$30/ Hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount at the garden center/landscaping
  • Matching program for Life insurance, accident, disability
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday, 7.30-4:00/4.30
  • Overtime as needed

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience of gardening based on horticultural principles
  • Supervisory experience

License/Certification:

  • Valid CT Driver’s License (required) with clean driving record
  • Preferred CNLA certification

Work location:

  • Various locations, report to headquarters.

Work remotely:

  • No

Full-time Seasonal Horticultural Team Members

Job Description: The Garden Services Department at Madison Earth Care is seeking FULL-TIME SEASONAL HORTICULTURAL TEAM MEMBERS.

Duties:

  • The goal of each position is to assist in providing appropriate care to perennials and annuals including weeding, planting, deadheading, pruning, watering and other gardening tasks to create beautiful gardens.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Our team members have a passion for plants and gardening, and are excited about improving their knowledge and skills.
  • Applicants should possess a basic knowledge or interest in perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs and gardening techniques. While professional experience is preferred, it is not required. We are willing to train the right applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to participate in a team environment, follow directions, but also be able to work independently.
  • The applicants must have an understanding of responsive customer service.
  • Applicants must be able to perform demanding physical work, i.e. repeatedly lift fifty pounds on a daily basis and work in all weather conditions.
  • COVID: Masks are required on company property, in vehicles and when working in close proximity to others. All vehicles are sanitized daily.
  • Work 40 hrs., Monday—Friday from 7.30-4/4.30.

Additional duties:

  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time.

Full time/Seasonal:

  • Pay: $15-$22 based upon experience

Benefits:

  • Employee discount at the garden center/landscaping
  • Matching program for Life insurance, accident, disability
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Preferred one year of gardening. We are willing to train the right candidate.

License/Certification:

  • Valid CT Driver’s License (required) with clean driving record

Work location:

  • Various locations, report to headquarters.

Work remotely:

  • No

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT [posted 2/4/22]

Plant Science Research Farm Manager (Educational Program Manager 1)

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut is currently searching for a new research farm manager.  The research farm is located one mile south of the main UConn campus in Storrs, CT (google map: https://goo.gl/maps/s5Lmp5XrCYkYnuqN7 ). This 100+ acre research facility supports research, outreach, and teaching activities of 15+ faculty and professional staff and their associated graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.  These activities include turfgrass, ecology, entomology, agroforestry, plant pathology, forages, field crops, soils, sustainable agriculture, vegetables, weed ecology and control, and woody and herbaceous ornamentals.

We are seeking a knowledgeable, experienced, and creative individual to fill this position.  The selected candidate will be responsible for leading and supervising farm staff, maintaining facilities infrastructure including 100+ pieces of equipment, an automated in-ground irrigation system, and on-site repair shop, greenhouses, and cold frame.  Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience.  For more information and list of qualifications, please review the job description here: https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/cw/en-us/job/496026

Inquiries about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Ana Legrand ( ana.legrand@uconn.edu )


Business Opportunity – FOR SALE

Block Island, RI

  • LANDSCAPE DESIGN – INSTALLATION- MAINTENANCE BUSINESS
  • PROFITABLE HIGH-END LANDSCAPE WORK
  • SERVING BLOCK ISLAND FOR 30 YEARS
  • LOYAL CUSTOMER BASE
  • FULL LINE OF EQUIPMENT & INVENTORY
  • AVAILABLE FOR 2021 SEASON

FOR DETAILS CONTACT: DVL Landscape, Ltd. 401-741-4987


After 48 years of service in Connecticut’s green industry and with CNLA, Carolyn & Francis Storrs are retiring. They are selling the property of their company, Distinctive Landscaping. A description of the property, provided by Carolyn Storrs, is below.

FOR SALE:

12 Commerce Drive
Columbia, CT 06237

Located in an industrial park on a cul de sac. 3.48 acre lot with a 3440 sqft two story Morton building on a concrete slab with a large garage with 2 overhead doors. 2 small greenhouses, soil and mulch bins, salt storage. Paved parking area. Downstairs and upstairs offices. Close to UConn, ECSU, and major highways.

Diesel and gas pumps. Building has security system, 1.5 bathrooms. Large outdoor areas for trucks and equipment. Underground utilities, large septic system. Can apply for another 100ft of building. All shelving will stay. Building and land $330,000. If interested, call Butch or Carolyn Storrs at 860-228-8254 or 860-933-4216. Business for sale as additional price.



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