Rhizome Urban Gardens is hiring!


Rhizome currently has a job opening for a part-time operations assistant. This is a unique opportunity that could turn into a business management position for the right person. We are looking for someone committed to sustainability, creating a nourishing work environment for the team, and making our company part of a healthier way of doing business and taking care of our environment.


Work would include:

Creating and maintaining efficient systems for scheduling, payroll, and invoicing.

Communications between workers and clients regarding scheduling, client needs, etc.

Organizing receipts and tracking expenditures.

Responding to new client inquiries.

Troubleshooting day-to-day issues that come up on sites.

Research on a variety of topics.

Purchasing materials and coordinating wholesale orders.

Posting job openings and screening applicants.

Updating the website.

Monitoring profitability and participating in budget decisions.

Keeping tools and materials in good condition and well-organized.

Some office plant care.

Possibly some QuickBooks.

Bonus: If you enjoy gardening or landscape design, you can occasionally join us in the field! (not required)


Ideal candidates would have:

Business management background or education.

Excellent problem solving, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Detail-oriented perspective and accuracy with numbers.

Great communication skills with clients and staff.

Ability to work efficiently independently.

Ability to use or willingness to learn the following programs:  Excel, Wix, Evernote, MS Word, Quickbooks. Smartphone required for the apps we use.

Bonus but not required: Art/design skills, plant knowledge, vehicle.


This position would be part-time, two to three days a week in the office, plus availability of at least one hour per day M-F to work from home. We are asking a minimum one-year commitment. Starting pay is $20-$22/hour with opportunity for increase and profit-sharing after training is complete. Please send resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to rhizomegardens@gmail.com, and please cc to rhizome.adm@gmail.com



Job Opening - Experienced Gardener

Rhizome Urban Gardens has a flexible, part-time position available for an experienced gardener. We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge of SF gardens and landscapes to work a few days a week on a flexible, part-time contractor schedule. You would have a number of gardens that you work with regularly over time, so you would get to know them well, and there is space for creativity and long-term design contribution.


Ideal candidates possess:

Strong knowledge of plants and a passion to always continue learning

Experience in proper planting and care for a variety of plants

Ability to work quickly and efficiently with attention to detail

Self-motivation, strong work ethic, and ability to perform physically strenuous work at times

Excellent communication and customer relations skills

Proper pruning and weeding technique

Proficiency with the Evernote mobile app, or willingness to learn

Ability to have fun and be fun to work with. We’re looking for friendly and positive coworkers who will help maintain a positive work environment.

Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends is preferred (but not necessarily mandatory).

Have vehicle (preferred but we may be able to work around it)

Minimum one-year commitment

Work includes:

Planting, weeding, watering, pruning, digging and amending soil, adjusting irrigation, diagnosing diseased plants, assisting in design, jobsite management, clean-up, and record-keeping.


Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to rhizome.adm@gmail.com, cc to rhizomegardens@gmail.com.


Volunteer Opportunities


Rhizome Urban Gardens’ Sustainability Project


Rhizome Urban Gardens is interviewing volunteers to be part of its Urban Sustainability Project. The Project’s goal is to provide sustainability education, resources, and hands-on practical skill sharing to better understand and participate in our urban ecosystem. The project will include:


  • Building an online resource to help people design drought-tolerant, native, and edible landscapes and gardens in the city

  • Hosting talks and skill shares

  • Promoting grey water and drip irrigation systems

  • Building community around sustainability

  • Participating in policy making

  • Designing a student internship program

  • Teaching practical applications of permaculture principles in urban areas


Rhizome Urban Gardens is a small local business founded in 2012 that designs, installs and maintains organic, permaculture-based gardens and landscapes in San Francisco, with the goal of helping people to better connect with our natural ecosystems and with the food we eat. The Urban Sustainability Project is a not-for-profit project utilizing Rhizome’s experience, resources and networks to further sustainability beyond what can be done in a business setting.


If you’re interested in being part of it and can commit to at least four hours per month, please send us your name, phone number, email, what days and times you would be available to meet, any experience you have in this field, and why you are interesting in joining us. Our email is rugs@riseup.net.