peapod garden classes resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional gardener whose work as a business owner and garden educator focuses on the creation and care of outdoor spaces that connect people with the natural world. Passionate about increasing children's opportunities for outdoor learning and play at school, home and in their communities. Connects with young children through empathy, respect and play. Possesses high level of organizational and people skills to start, manage and expand a business or mission-driven endeavor. Experience in relationship building, collaboration, community outreach, event coordination and place-making. Transforms ideas into action with energy and creativity.

Skills & Qualities

garden design and horticulture

independent project management

idea generation and visioning

client relations

teaching children outdoors

working collaboratively



Peapod Garden Classes, 08/2020 to Current
FounderCity, STATE,

Founded business offering outdoor parent-child gardening and nature exploration classes in my home gardens.

Enrolled 20 families and taught over 40 children in first 2 seasons.

Lead up to 6 children in garden tasks, crafts, story time and guided play.

Introduce and deepen children's knowledge of plant growth, pollinators, animal habitat, and growing food.

Build relationships with diverse groups of parents and children.

Design nature-based lessons and hands-on activities for children ages 2-8.

Built a child-friendly learning garden with vegetable beds, fencing, a mini-meadow, and gathering circle.

Market class offerings through social media and networking.

Cathy Miner Garden Design, 03/2000 to Current
OwnerCity, STATE,

Founded garden design and maintenance company to create and enhance homeowners' outdoor natural spaces.

Ensure garden health and aesthetics using sustainable horticultural practices and design skills.

Promote and educate clients about ecologically-friendly landscaping choices.

Manage projects start to finish: consultations, proposals, design, estimates, scheduling, contractor coordination.

Establish and maintain long-term relationships with clients through exceptional communication and reliability.

Created digital portfolio showcasing dozens of completed projects.

Tinkergarten, 11/2019 to 03/2020
Outdoor Class LeaderCity, STATE,

Led 90-minutes outdoor parent-child classes, with up to 10 participants.

Guided mixed age groups in play-based learning about seasonal cycles, plant life, wildlife and animal habitat.

Incorporated social-emotional topics: persistence, creativity, community.

Connected with children by responding to each one's developmental needs, personality and interests.

Prepared materials for lessons, crafts, storytelling, and games.

Created educational and promotional content to increase enrollment.

Completed 8-week training in child development, play-based learning, curriculum design, outdoor class management.

Parent Learning Garden Volunteer, 06/2019 to Current
Cunniff ElementaryCity, STATE,

Assist Garden Coordinator with planning, planting and care of outdoor learning gardens at 3 elementary schools.

Served as parent representative at Farm to School grant planning and visioning meetings.

Created website content to increase community outreach during Covid school closures.

Co-planned and promoted garden work days and community gatherings.

Designed and assembled materials to promote garden events.

Education and Training
Garden Educator Certificate : , Expected in 02/2022 to Life Lab - Santa Cruz,
Certificate in Landscape Design: , Expected in 06/2002 to Radcliffe School of Landscape Design - Cambridge,
Bachelor of Arts: English And Art History, Expected in 05/1994 to Vassar College - New York,

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School Attended

  • Life Lab
  • Radcliffe School of Landscape Design
  • Vassar College

Job Titles Held:

  • Peapod Garden Classes
  • Cathy Miner Garden Design
  • Tinkergarten
  • Parent Learning Garden Volunteer


  • Garden Educator Certificate
  • Certificate in Landscape Design
  • Bachelor of Arts

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