D&R Greenway Land Trust seeks a part-time Seasonal Garden Steward, to work up to 24 hours a week, to maintain existing and create new community gardens on Nature Preserves and support our Native Plant Nursery in Central New Jersey. This seasonal position supports the gardens and nursery March through October.


Stewarding Community Gardens at St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell, NJ and creating new gardens at Point Breeze in Bordentown, NJ.

  • Manage orientation of community gardeners and volunteers, volunteer events, and end-of-year program evaluation
  • Work with administrative staff to ensure registration process for community gardeners and volunteers
  • Maintain water system, rototilling, and compost deliveries with Natural Resources Manager
  • Plan and create new gardens in Bordentown, with sensitivity to archeological resources
  • Maintain gardens throughout the season; manage volunteers and interns to assist maintenance and harvest of produce
  • Coordinate the delivery of produce to local charities as requested and maintain relationships with partners

Support D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Native Plant Nursery in Princeton, NJ

  • Work with stewardship team and volunteers to coordinate nursery functions such as organizing plants, hoop house maintenance, signage, and other tasks
  • Available weekends of spring and fall sales that are open to the public

Required Skills

  • Gardening experience
  • Experience building relationships in diverse communities
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Experience supervising volunteers, promoting cooperation and team building
  • Diplomacy and ability to work with a variety of personalities

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of native plant identification and experience with horticulture, nursery management, organic vegetable gardening and/or farming in the Northeast.
  • Positive attitude with ability to work diligently on own and with a team.
  • Passion for land preservation and D&R Greenway’s mission to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic.

Interested applicants should send résumé and cover letter to Deb Kilmer,dkilmer@drgreenway.org with “Seasonal Garden Steward” in the email subject line,   by March 10,2022.

D&R Greenway provides a comprehensive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. D&R Greenway Land Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, affectional or sexual orientation, age, non- disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

  • Contact Name : Deb Kilmer