COGdesign seeks new Executive Director

A Yard & A Half has been a long-time supporter of the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design. After 16 years of connecting designers to under-resourced communities throughout Eastern, MA, COGdesign’s co-founder and Executive Director, Lucia Droby, is moving on. No one can fill Lucia’s shoes, but we hope that you will  help us to reach the best candidates for the position of Executive Director. If you have experience managing communuity-based organizations, we would love…

The Cooperative Difference: By the Numbers

  In the process of funding our worker-cooperative, we found ourselves making the case again and again for the economic and social value of coops. This little infographic shares a little of what we learned about the cooperative difference: Data from: http://teamworks.coop/pdf/taking_root_june2012.pdf    http://www.cooperativefund.org/sites/default/files/CFNE%20and%20the%20Cooperative%20Response%20to%20Economic%20Crisis.pdf http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/just-the-facts-what-s-so-good-about-co-ops http://www.esopinfo.org/infographics/economic-power-of-employee-ownership.php  http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/are-baby-boomers-ready-to-exit-their-businesses http://community-wealth.org/strategies/panel/coops/index.html

Gardener & Maintenance Crew Members Wanted

Selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s “Winning Workplaces” for our open-book management and innovative employee development, A Yard & A Half Landscaping is a landscape design-build company committed to sustainable and organic practices. Beginning in 2014, we will also be a worker-owned cooperative! We are seeking qualified people to join our Maintenance department. Besides the qualifications described below, we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic to share new ideas, enjoy a challenge, and take pride…

Educators & Youth Workers: City Sprouts is hiring!

Job Posting from City Sprouts: CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools to integrate academic and environmental education in the schools and neighborhood. CitySprouts provides every Cambridge Public School, elementary through 8th grade, with on-site gardens that function as outdoor classrooms; on-going maintenance and development of these outdoor classroom gardens; support to teachers in integrating their classroom curricula outside to the school garden; and a summer internship program for youth…

Gardener wanted

We’re expanding our team!  Selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s “Winning Workplaces” for our open-book management and innovative employee development, A Yard & A Half Landscaping is a landscape design-build company committed to sustainable and organic practices. We are seeking qualified applicants for a gardening position with out horticultural maintenance crew. Besides the qualifications described below, we are looking for individuals who are self-motivated, have strong communication skills, and take pride in their work. Compensation…

Now Hiring!

We’re expanding our team!  Selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s “Winning Workplaces” for our open-book management and innovative employee development, A Yard & A Half Landscaping is a landscape design-build company committed to sustainable and organic practices. We are seeking qualified applicants for an additional Project Manager and several positions on our maintenance crews. Besides the qualifications described below, we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic to share new ideas, enjoy a challenge, and…