Hiring

Live the dream! Be a part of the Urban Seedling team.

We’re always looking for work-hard play-hard live-hard kinds of people. We'll teach you all about building organic vegetable gardens in all kinds of spaces and creating edible flower beds as well as cultivating fruit in the city. Not to mention you’ll get to work outside all summer long!

Who is a landscaper at Urban Seedling?

Landscapers are strong and precise workers. Urban Seedling landscapers transform Montrealers' yards into functional and beautiful living spaces. They have at least 5 years experience in excavation, unistone and retention wall building. They have had a valid driver's license. Landscapers work 40 hours a week in various landscaping projects. They are bilingual and have a talent for customer service. Landscapers load, maintain and keep the vehicle and warehouse clean, and do not take kindly to people who do not keep the workspace clean. They keep order and are vigorous, robust individuals.

If you are a landscaper please send your CV and cover letter to Tereska Gesing at
tereska@urbanseedling.com.


Volunteering and Internships

Calling for volunteers!

The planting season is almost upon us. And here at Urban Seedling we are preparing for a very busy planting season and could really use your help. Are you a passionate gardener? Would you like to come and get your hands dirty in the greenhouse and our demonstration gardens? There are  a few ways you can help.

Swing by for an hour and see what needs to be done that day or drop by over your lunch break and weed the garden. Give us a call and drop by whenever you get the chance. If you have more time to spare we have started the “Urban Seedling Dollar” exchange. It requires a 3-hour minimum per session, but you can stay as long as you’d like. These hours will give you “Urban Seedling Dollars” that you can spend in our garden center and greenhouse.

The greenhouse work starts in April and involves help with transplanting, fertilizing and pest management as well as general help around our gardens, greenhouse and garden center.

Although there is always work to do throughout the week, we need the most help on Saturdays and Sundays any time between 9 am and 6 pm, in April, first two weeks of May, and first two weeks of August.

If you are interested in helping out please contact Urban Seedling. Include your name, phone number, experience and what level of volunteering you are interested in as well as an idea of what dates you are available for. We will call you for a short phone interview to make sure your skills are put to the best use.

Thank you!
We look forward to growing with you.

Jocelyne Bourgeois
Greenhouse Manager
jocelyne@urbanseedling.com


Urban Seedling Internship Program

Urban Seedling is a family owned and operated business. We believe that locally grown food is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, contributing to a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable community.  We install organic vegetable gardens in schools, daycares, at the workplace or in the home. We have the first (on-island!) greenhouse and store completely dedicated to edibles.

Our internship program is booked in two-week blocks. Interns do not require prior horticultural experience, but previous experience or studies are an asset. Interns must be ready to commit to a complete two-week block (Monday to Friday). There are two positions available per two-week block. As an intern you can sign up for more than one block. Interns will work under the management of the Greenhouse Manager.

Tasks:

  • Potting and transplanting young seedlings
  • Caring for young plants
  • Seeding trays
  • Maintenance of demonstration gardens
  • Pest and disease control
  • Serving and helping with garden customers
  • Maintaining cleanliness of workspace (greenhouse, and store)
  • Any other tasks assigned by Green House Manager

Urban Seedling is a dynamic, high-paced working environment looking for like-minded individuals. Please send your CV to info@urbanseedling.com and include three lines on why you would be the perfect fit for this internship.

Live the dream! Be a part of the Urban Seedling team.

***This season hiring period is now over. Please check back next year for openings.***

Are you dreaming of spending your summer building and planting organic vegetable gardens? Or creating beautiful edible landscapes?

We’re always looking for work-hard play-hard live-hard kinds of people to install organic vegetable gardens and edible landscaping in Montreal. We'll teach you all about building organic vegetable gardens in all kinds of spaces and creating edible flower beds as well as cultivating fruit in the city. Not to mention you’ll get to work outside all summer long!

Who is Urban Seedling?

Urban Seedling is a family owned and operated business. We believe that locally grown food is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, contributing to a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable community. We install organic vegetable gardens in schools, daycares, at the workplace or in the home garden. We have the first (on-island!) greenhouse and store completely dedicated to edibles.

Urban Seedling is a dynamic, high-paced working environment. We are looking for like-minded individuals to work with us and keep it simple and beautiful.

Who is your character at Urban Seedling?

Who is a vegetable garden installer at Urban Seedling?

Vegetable Garden Installers (Installers) are people who enjoy the outdoors and hard work. Installers have a long history of physical jobs and many have a background in farming or tree planting. They are very physical fit people with a deep love and knowledge for growing food, and especially appreciate a good kale salad or Swiss chard stir-fry. Installers do not back down from a problem, are bilingual, possess great autonomy and maturity. Their tasks are installation, maintenance and planting of tasty vegetable gardens. They must have a valid driver's license for driving our Urban Seedling fleet. Vegetable garden installers work 40 hours a week starting mid April with spring plantings. Urban Seedling Installers are strong and determined minded individuals.

If you are a vegetable garden installer, please send your CV and cover letter to Tereska Gesing at
tereska@urbanseedling.com.

Who is a greenhouse assistant at Urban Seedling?

The greenhouse assistant is productive individual with a love for growing food. They are competent and skilled workers that have experience in the production of seedlings and greenhouse management. Greenhouse assistants enjoy being out in the garden and teaching others, as such they posses experience in facilitation and workshops. They relish opportunities to bilingually share their love of plants with others and thus excel in sales and customer service. Greenhouses assistants work 40 hours a week and have a valid drivers license. They are unique as they can do many different tasks in a day allocated by managers. Greenhouse assistant are adaptable individuals who seize the day and the opportunities.

If you are a greenhouse assistant please send your CV and cover letter to Tereska Gesing at
tereska@urbanseedling.com.

Who is a horticulturalist at Urban Seedling?

Horticulturalists and are detail-oriented, attentive people. They have a knowledge of ornamental and edible plants, organic gardening methods, have completed studies in horticulture, have worked in the field for at least two seasons. A valid driver\s license is a must! While having key skills in elaboration of garden plans, client management and a talent for customer service in both languages, their attention to detail means they are exceptional at caring for and keeping their truck and the workshop clean. Horticulturalists work 40 hours a week closely with their clients, providing personalized design and services as well as purchasing and sourcing any necessary materials. Horticulturalists work mostly independently and as such are hard workers with a creative minds.

If you are a horticulturalist please send your CV and cover letter to Tereska Gesing at
tereska@urbanseedling.com.