Seeking Horticulturist for the PGT

We’re eager to fill a new position for a horticulturist at the Prairie Garden Trust. Here’s the job announcement if you’re interested or know of someone who might be:

Prairie Garden Trust
New Bloomfield, MO

Salary: Approx. $36,000/year
Benefits: medical insurance, paid leave

The Prairie Garden Trust (PGT) provides a rare opportunity for a talented horticulturist to help design and develop a unique garden in a naturalistic way using native plants. The PGT is a new public nature garden in the Ozark foothills of central Missouri dedicated to sharing the beauty of nature. The 600 acres includes woods, prairie, ponds and streams. We’ve just completed a new master plan and are working on the architectural design of an expanded visitor center and overlook pavilions. The PGT is currently open to visitors by appointment.

Responsibilities and Requirements:
Designs and implements enhanced or new plantings of native plants and orders seed/plants as needed; supervises and works along with groundskeeper to develop and maintain visual appeal through site preparation, planting, mulching, weeding, mowing, tree thinning/pruning, helping with controlled burns, and applying herbicides for invasive plant control. Informs visitors as needed and develops volunteer corps. Degree in horticulture or related field, experience in public or estate gardens, and supervisory experience all required. Looking for a self-starter with knowledge of native plants and a passion for naturalistic design.

To apply, email by 8/10/12 to cover letter; resume with education, work experience, special expertise; and references.


About Lorna Domke

Since 1981, I've lived on the land that surrounds, and will eventually be integrated into, the Prairie Garden Trust with my husband, Henry. Our long-term goal is to build on what Henry's parents began and create a nature garden of sorts for others to enjoy. Over the years I've planted prairie, mowed trails, created a website and done whatever I could to enhance what's here. For a few years I served on the board of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Since I retired from my role as Outreach & Education Division Chief at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in 2010, I've started to put more time into the PGT. The PGT Nature Garden blog is one result.
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