Home Sown Gardens LLC Restorative care for your garden and soul ™

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Do you enjoy the immediate gratification of pulling a weed? Do you appreciate being connected to the earth? If you’ve ever taken delight in the smell of soil, or worked to transform a forgotten garden into something beautiful, this might be the career for you! While previous experience or knowledge are certainly benefits, we welcome any body who is willing to learn and ready to get their hands dirty!

Experience every change of the season with a career in the green industry! Minnesota’s warm months are so fleeting, why not embrace them by getting outside every day?

Positions with Home Sown Gardens

  • Manages teams of gardeners on job sites throughout the Twin Cities.
  • Drives HSG truck and hauls trailer with supplies and materials.
  • Provides leadership, training, motivation, and encouragement to team members.
  • Coordinates work with office and client to exceed expectations.
  • Performs tasks related to garden maintenance including weeding, pruning, mulching, planting, and spring and fall cleaning in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs garden project work such as restoration, re-design, and container or edible garden installation.
  • Performs seasonal garden services such as winter protection and insulation, bulb installation, and dormant pruning.
  • Assists with plant and other supply procurement and delivery
  • Performs un/loading and securing of vehicles and trailers
  • Performs cleaning and maintenance of tools in vehicles
  • Maintains tool and supply inventory in vehicles
  • Performs garden project work such as restoration, re-design, and container or edible garden installation.
  • Performs seasonal garden services such as winter protection and insulation, bulb installation, and dormant pruning.
  • Assists with plant and other supply procurement and delivery
  • Performs un/loading and securing of vehicles and trailers
  • Performs cleaning and maintenance of tools in vehicles
  • Maintains tool and supply inventory in vehicles

The Assistant Gardener position is suitable for students in high school or college with limited seasonal availability. It does not change the start or end times for daily shifts.

Position Summary

Supports overall gardening services through invoicing, collections, and clerk duties.
Assists with the coordination of gardening services by completing scheduling tasks, communicating with clients and potential clients, and communicating with field staff.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing maintenance and small repairs of our vehicle fleet, small engines, and tools.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • TOOLS: Perform maintenance and sharpening on pruners, loppers, shears, shovels, trowels, etc. Repair as needed.
  • TRAILERS & WHEELBARROWS: Perform maintenance and DOT compliance checks. Troubleshoot and repair as needed.
  • SMALL ENGINES: Perform maintenance on gas-powered blowers, chain saw, hedgers. Troubleshoot and repair as needed.
  • VEHICLES: Perform maintenance and DOT compliance checks. Troubleshoot and repair as defined within the job description. Coordinate as needed for professional service.
  • Assist with End of Season shut down (Nov)
  • Assist with Beginning of Season prep (March)
  • Documentation of work and communication with office management

Requirements for Field Positions

  • Able to lift 40 lbs frequently
  • The capability of crawling on hands and knees for long periods of time.
  • Tolerance for heat and cold, working in wet, snowy, rainy conditions.
  • Tolerance for exposure to biting and stinging insects, snakes, pets, and other animals.
  • Grit and enthusiasm for physical work over long days.
  • The gardening season runs from mid-March through mid-November, depending on the weather.
  • Schedule availability Monday through Saturday.
  • 6:30 am start time, end time varies based on projects.
  • Hours vary based on season and workload, ranging from 7 to 10 hours per day.
  • Part-time availability (3-4 days per week, depending on position) is based on days worked in a week, not on hours worked in a day.
  • Full-time availability (4-5 days per week, depending on position)

NOTE: Part-time does NOT refer to the number of hours worked per day, but rather the number of days worked per week. Part-time employees work the same number of hours in a day as Full-time.

  • All employees are provided with fabric face coverings to be worn while working within 6ft of other crew or clients and whenever indoors.
  • HSG works to maintain sanitation protocols recommended by the Minnesota State Department of Health.

What people say about working at HSG

"Home Sown Gardens is a great place
to connect with yourself and nature. 
It’s a great job to learn lots about gardening,
perseverance, and truly working hard every day.
You can’t be afraid to get dirty.
It is a rewarding experience to see gardens
flourish & transform. "
Home Sown Gardens
feels like just that; “home sown”
and often cozy. I have to say
that, hands down, this was
the most personal working
experience I’ve ever had the
pleasure of showing
up to every day.
"Working at Home Sown Gardens is a joy!
This is a company with heart, a business that
nurtures the souls of clients, employees and the
earth itself while creating beauty.
Employees are hardworking and dedicated to high
standards of excellence. It is great working
with a fun and talented team that is so devoted.”
"Working for Home Sown Gardens is a joy every day.
Not only do I spend my day doing what I love, but
I have found my co-workers to be such fun and
supportive people. We have a great time every day. “
It is so rewarding to do this job with
the wonderful coworkers I have
for the clients we have under your
direction and leadership.