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Become An Urban Gardening Specialist

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Working As An Urban Gardening Specialist

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $28,362

    Average Salary

What Does An Urban Gardening Specialist Do At Gap Inc.

* Supports the store management to ensure work tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner
* Executes initiatives designed to drive customer satisfaction and business efficiencies
* Provides Support in execution of marketing and visual presentation to promote sales
* Reads communications and interacts with store management to be knowledgeable of all current initiatives, priorities and business metrics
* Serve as a Brand Ambassador to achieve priorities in store, with customer as the primary focus
* Mentor and train individuals; provides on the job training to associates sharing a higher level of knowledge of product and processes
* Takes action based upon direction from Leader on Duty and collaborates effectively with employees
* Build expertise in assigned specialized functional area

What Does An Urban Gardening Specialist Do At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

* Teach engaging garden classes
* Increase participant knowledge of food cycle, interest in growing fresh fruits and vegetables, and willingness to try new fruits and vegetables
* Collaborate with Environmental Education Specialist to integrate nutrition and garden education Camp-wide, as well as leading the effort for Camp compositing program
* Connect garden program to the dining hall by coordinating tastings, leading daily meal discussions with small groups of campers, and working with youth to promote vegetables of the day at meals
* Maintain garden, greenhouse, and equipment
* Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy
* Participate in all camp activities, such as: talent shows, camp fires, and flagpole
* When not running programming engage with assigned tribe, assume all responsibilities of a counselor, including overnight supervision of youth in cabins
* Engage campers with a positive attitude, including participating in cheers, talent shows, and overnight hikes
* Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

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How To Become An Urban Gardening Specialist

Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers.


Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels.

The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals.

The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels.

The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels.


A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often include how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.


Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping companies.

Important Qualities

Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold.

Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.

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Urban Gardening Specialist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • French

  • German

  • Persian

  • Tagalog

  • Cantonese

  • Korean

  • Tamil

  • Italian

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Top Skills for An Urban Gardening Specialist


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Top Urban Gardening Specialist Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Product Knowledge
  3. Salad
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Confer with clients in terms of planting design, provide Garden Center's customer service.
  • Provided the best product knowledge in regards to different aspects of gardening
  • Prepare all food items for garden bar; Maintain cleanliness and keep a well stocked, fresh salad bar.
  • Maintained a multi-line phone system.GARDEN SPECIALIST, HOME DEPOT
  • Provided technical assistance to USAID and served as project management for a number of international development programs.

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