Landscape Labour Positions – Crew
Eco-yards is a small, growing, eco-friendly residential landscaping company in Calgary, Alberta. We specialize in design and installation of low-maintenance, sustainable landscapes that are healthy for children, pets (and everyone!) and are colourful and beautiful year-round.
WORKING AT ECO-YARDS
The Eco-yards crew are made up of people who care about, and respect, the earth. We love beautifying spaces for people and take pride in each task and job completed. We like working hard, getting dirty, and being a part of a team. We take direction well, and have an attention to detail that ensures each project is completed to the Eco-yards standard. Most importantly, we share a true sense of camaraderie and fun throughout the season.
The projects we take on are varied: we build rock rivers, paving stone and flagstone walkways, patios and retaining walls. We dig out sod, move soil and mulch, gravel and sand. We use shovels and wheelbarrows primarily so stamina and strength (and good body mechanics!) are important. We do a lot of planting! We also do some yard maintenance (mostly weeding and pruning) and apply compost tea to our clients’ yards 3 times per season (check out a video on that process here). We are doing more projects each year with a permaculture focus.
The season runs from approximately May to early November. Typically we only work Monday to Friday, but occasionally weekend work is requested. Start and end times remain flexible through the season to accommodate hours of daylight, weather and workload.
Eco-yards pays an above average wage because we are interested in recruiting and retaining people who will stay for years and help grow the company. We also offer a competitive health benefits package for returning staff, and offer opportunities for growth, learning, and advancement.
• MUST have physical labour experience, preferably in Gardening or landscaping. Applicants will only be considered if they have this experience.
Good physical health
Ability to be flexible with tasks and hours
Strong communication skills
Clean Class 5 driver’s license and vehicle OR ability to get to job sites
Horticulture training considered a bonus
Email resume and cover letter in PDF format to Laureen Rama at email@example.com.
Check out www.eco-yards.com for more information.
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