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The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is currently seeking an

Nursery Intern


Job Description

Intern will assist the San Francisco Rec. and Park Nursery specialist in general maintenance of plants in the Garden's greenhouse, lathe house and nursery growing grounds. This position is for one year, eight hours per week.

Job Duties

  • Fertilization, weed management, pruning, staking, irrigation
  • Insect and disease identification and management using integrated pest management practices
  • Transplanting of cuttings, seedlings, and nursery stock, movement of finished nursery stock to growing grounds
  • Soil medium preparation, collection of seed and cuttings from the garden, propagation through cuttings, seeding, grafting, divisions, and layering.
  • Some record keeping and research may be required.

Required Experience and Education

  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in college studying one of the following disciplines: Horticulture, Botany, Environmental Science, Forestry, Landscape Design, Plant ID or Floriculture.
  • Candidate must have completed one year of study in one or more of those disciplines.
  • Candidate must have one year of work experience in the field of horticulture, gardening, floristry, or forestry, as well as some basic knowledge of plant propagation, nursery management, insects and plant diseases.

To Apply

Apply to Carol Laughlin, Volunteer Services Manager, or call (415) 661-1316 ext. 412 for more information.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $7 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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