The Arroyo Seco Foundation is seeking a dedicated nursery worker for Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, a non-profit nursery that provides low-cost native plants for environmental restoration, conservation, park uses and landscaping at homes and businesses. The nursery is in a lovely setting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in the northwest corner of Pasadena's Hahamongna Watershed Park.
Native plants are uniquely suited to deal with the variability of local climate as well as the challenges of climate change. California's long drought has underscored the resilience of native plants for Southern California. River restoration efforts in the Arroyo Seco and along the Los Angeles River have accentuated the largely unmet need for native plants that are regionally sourced and genetically appropriate. It is now vital that Southern Californians focus on transforming the landscaping of our homes, parks, and businesses to meet the challenges of drought and climate change. Native plants are a uniquely appropriate solution, and Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, in addition to growing native plants, is an educational hub to promote and disseminate these plants.
The ASF is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the preservation and promotion of local watershed, particularly the Arroyo Seco, a major tributary of the Los Angeles River and one of Southern California's greatest natural treasures. For the past thirty years, ASF has been a leading force in the development of environmental restoration, watershed management and conservation programs in the region. Hahamongna Nursery is an educational program and public service of the Foundation.
Candidates must have good work habits, educational and organizational skills, work cooperatively with others in a team environment, and carry out tasks independently within a supervised context. Compensation will be based on skills and experience. Full- or Part-time employment will be considered.
To be considered for this position, please provide a letter of interest along with a resume, at least three references, and a writing sample. Email the material to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application” in the subject field.