Community Partnerships:

We love living here and being involved in the DC Metro Area urban agriculture movement. We've partnered with local organization, schools, and non-profits on a number of great projects for our community. 

We’re open to new ideas and  projects– If you would like to partner with us, send us an email and let’s chat!

Interested?  Email with your interest in the subject line: [email protected]


Job Offerings:


Landscape Designer

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic landscape designer to join our design team on a part time basis. Our design needs range from small row homes and pollinator gardens to broad wedding venues. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.

Design, Sales and Customer Service

    • Provide unique, high quality designs that meet or exceed client’s needs.

    • Generate fair, thorough and accurate design proposals delivered with expediency.

    • Perform all aspects of bidding process, including: initial consultation and client interview, measuring properties for field estimates, reviewing invitations to bid, pre-site inspections, drawing plans for landscaping or maintenance services, preparing estimates.

    • Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors.

    • Communicate the design and installation processes to clients to help ensure realistic expectations, help them make better decisions, and to recognize the importance of design expertise.

    • Introduce clients to other Love & Carrots services and recommend services/products that help ensure the vision of the design and that the client’s evolving needs are met.

    • Follow up with clients before, during and after installation takes place.

Project Management

    • Communicate design intent and site logistics to project manager before beginning projects to maximize crew’s productivity.

    • Convey special requirements to operations staff effectively and ensure client satisfaction and/or adherence to contracts.

    • Revise plans and estimates according to project changes and communicate alterations to clients, crews and subcontractors.

    • Inspect projects as they progress, make recommendations to existing specifications and plans as needed.

    • Follow all safety work rules and report rule violations immediately.

    • Keep abreast of industry trends and developments.

Estimating and Billing

    • Produce realistic estimates that adhere to Love & Carrots pricing models

    • Assist in continually developing codified estimating system

    • Follow up with clients to complete or negotiate punch lists.

    • Work with office staff to submit billing according to intervals set out in contracts.

    • Assist with tracking collections as needed.

Experience

    • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Landscape Design or Landscape Architecture

    • At least 3 years of experience in landscape design and native ecology

    • Excellent design, visualization and graphic skills incorporating edible components and stressing native plants for wildlife for projects large and small

    • Strong knowledge of vegetable gardening a major plus!

    • Strong hand graphic skills

    • Experience in project management and project team collaboration

    • Excellent client relations skills, as well as writing and oral presentation skills

    • Must be proficient in

    • Ability to adjust to dynamic project priorities

    • Strong collaborator


Compensation ranges with experience and credentials.

Interested? Email a brief letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]


Landscape Maintenance Technician:

We are seeking a qualified Landscape Maintenance Technician who will be responsible for the maintenance of our clients’ perennial gardens, ensuring that they are beautiful, tidy, and healthy!

We are seeking either full or part-time candidates for this position. Our season runs from February through November - winter work in December and January is not guaranteed. The Technician will generally work independently, driving from garden to garden, to perform all necessary garden tasks. On an average day the landscape maintenance technician will travel to 1-4 gardens, primarily residential. Our service area ranges throughout the beltway area, with gardens in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Support is provided remotely by our office crew and in the field by a team of experienced senior staff, and the technician will be provided with all tools and materials needed to maintain gardens.

 

Maintenance tasks include:

  • Ensuring the plants are healthy and well-pruned, the area in and around the garden is neat, beautiful  and maintained in such a way that exceeds client expectations. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Amending soil, fertilizing

    • Weeding, pruning, and applying organic pest control practices.

    • Leaf removal, cleaning, edging, mulching

    • Trellising, irrigation repair and management.

  • Tracking visit details on iPad with our data management software.

  • Engaging with clients: sending recap emails, answering questions, receiving client feedback and applying it to the garden.

 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • At least two full seasons of landscape maintenance or equivalent experience and/or education

  • Familiarity with common native plants for our area

  • Good knowledge base of horticulture and plant health

    • Proper planting techniques , pest/disease ID, and organic fertilizer application.

    • Experience with irrigation systems and proper watering schedules

  • The ability to think on your feet and come up with solutions to garden issues on the spot, without immediate assistance.

  • Experience with carpentry is a plus

  • Proactive, friendly, and prompt communication through phone and email.

  • Ability to work in all kinds of weather - we do not reschedule maintenance except in cases of extreme weather events

  • Attention to detail and organization.

  • A valid driver's license and working personal vehicle required.

  • The ability to lift at least 50 lbs; the job is physically demanding.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $15-20/hr, depending on experience.

  • Benefits include health insurance and paid time off.

  • Mileage reimbursement for use of your personal vehicle on garden routes.

  • Opportunity for seasonal bonuses, based on performance.

  • Our office/headquarters has an on-site vegetable garden for staff use.

 

Interested? Email a brief letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]