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Horticulture Manager

Job Number: 190130

Permanent   |  Milton, Ontario   |  Posted on Mar 11, 2019 ← Back

Ontario’s largest lavender farm, and Canada 150 Garden Experience winner, is hiring a Horticulture Manager to join their growing business. Offering products and events centered around their organic lavender crop, our client Terre Bleu is a go-to destination for people seeking a unique agricultural experience focused on education, sustainability and personal well-being. As the Horticulture Manager, you will develop a sustainable planting strategy for the farm’s organic flower gardens, fields and general landscape.

 

Reporting to the Business Manager, you will: 

  • Be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the farm’s plant propagation and growth strategy for their lavender, horticulture and other ornamental plants and crops
  • Work closely with the leadership team and landscape architects to develop a creative, on-brand layout for the farm’s lavender crops
  • Plan and coordinate the execution of all seeding, plant management, pest removal and harvesting activities for the farm
  • Contribute to lavender-based product manufacturing processes and honey production, with the potential to manage the essential oil distillery, apiary and personnel
  • Monitor plant health, identify and diagnose growth deficiencies, and create sustainable solutions for all field maintenance and plant production using organic farming methods
  • Manage and mentor summer student employees focused on field and farm work
  • Lead and monitor on-farm health & safety initiatives, including farm machinery and distillation equipment usage

 

Your background includes:

 

  • 3+ years’ experience in landscape management/architecture, Grower or Horticulturalist positions
  • Post-secondary education in Horticulture, Agriculture, Science, Landscape Design or related field preferred. Willing to consider a combination of relevant experience paired with demonstrated continuous learning activities and education
  • Experience operating heavy and small farm equipment strongly preferred
  • An enthusiastic attitude towards your work, communication and management style, with an out-of-the-box approach to idea creation and design thinking
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills with a strong attention to detail
  • A demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities
  • A passion for nature, plants and animals, and the desire to learn and collaborate with like-minded peers

 

This full-time position requires some extended hours and weekends during the peak growing and operating seasons (typically April-October) balanced by more flexible work arrangements during off season months.

 

To learn more about this position and our client, contact Emily Gordon at eg@litherlandco.com or by phone at 416-868-4888 Ext. 4 quoting “Horticulture Manager - 190130”


Job summary

Company

Litherland & Company

Job Type

Permanent

Location

Milton, Ontario

Start Date

Mar 11, 2019


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