Native Here’s philosophy is to grow plants as naturally as possible. Our plants get extra special care when they are tiny seedlings, protection from the elements when transplanted to larger containers, and then as much sun or shade as their species requires later on. All of this means our plants are moved several times at Native Here. Plant wranglers make this happen, and they ensure the happiest, fastest-growing, healthiest plants. Looking for some good exercise for a good cause? Plant wrangler could be the job for you!
Here’s what we’re looking for:
Location: Native Here Nursery
Qualifications: Ability to work outdoors, on your feet, at the nursery, several hours per month. Need to be able to move at least gallon-size plant containers on and off plant tables and in and out of cages, and pull carts of plants on uneven ground.
Responsibilities: The production manager or “wrangling coordinator” will advise you about where plants should be moved and how to record the moves on inventory sheets. You will be reading and sometimes copying handwritten information from plant labels and log sheets.
Time commitment: 6-8 hours per month on Fridays 9am-12pm or Saturdays 10am-2pm to start. Other times may be arranged after training is complete. Two shifts/month is desirable.
Whom to contact: Arleen Feng, firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our experienced volunteers just can’t perform this heavier job, so this specialty is a much-needed task. Potting is done on various days throughout the week, so there is a big need for plant wranglers to get those plants into safe storage and then keep them heading toward their next destination.