Residential Landscape Gardener- Private Estate

Are you looking for a part-time seasonal job to help fulfill your HRT 297 Cooperative Internship requirement? Or possibly looking for a good entry-level position to help you build upon the skills you’ve learned so far at NOVA? Even if you aren’t looking for those reasons, there is a fantastic opportunity every student should look at! Our very own Rasa Cikotas is seeking help on her 3-acre homestead in Chantilly this summer! This position will help beautify, maintain, and enhance using permaculture, organic, and all-natural gardening methods.

Approximate Time Commitment
March-May = 2 Days Per Week
June – Oct = 1 Day Per Week

Part-Time Gardener for a Residential Landscape

Please reach out via email to introduce yourself and share what excites you about this opportunity –

Residential Landscape Gardener – Part-Time (Spring-Summer)

We are seeking a passionate gardener to help us beautify, maintain and enhance a three-acre homestead in Chantilly, VA using permaculture, organic, and all-natural gardening methods (no harmful pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals).

We have been developing our homestead for the last eighteen years and have multiple perennial gardens, a sizable vegetable garden, an orchard, and a woodland area. We use permaculture principles in food growing as much as possible and try to make our perennial beds sustainable and eco-friendly havens for pollinators and other critters throughout the property.

We love spending time outdoors tending to our gardens, but as the gardens continue to grow and expand it would be wonderful to have regular help on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Ideally, we are looking for someone that truly loves gardening and is not afraid of hard work and getting their hands dirty. The ideal candidate is dependable and has a great attitude and is knowledgeable or willing to research and learn about these basic
landscape principles and related practices:

● organic food production (experience or interest in mycology)
● organic pest and disease solutions
● sustainable gardening and native plant knowledge (botany – horticulture)
● permaculture principles (designing and working with nature)
● basic landscape design concepts
● basic maintenance concepts (weeding, mulching, pruning)
● basic landscape construction (hardscaping, berry support systems, composting, water harvesting, irrigation)

Hourly Pay $18-20 Per Hour
Please reach out via email to introduce yourself and share what excites you about this opportunity –