Garden Based Educator

Full Circle Farm (FCF) is an 11-acre project of Sustainable Community Gardens (SCG) located on the campus of Peterson Middle School in Sunnyvale, California.  The Garden Educator oversees aspects of the school based education programs. 

  • Development of curriculum for the garden classes for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, field trips, short-term programs, after school clubs, and summer camp.
  • Maintaining the school garden plots.
  • Ensure that all practices are sustainable.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Develop and implement curriculum for garden classes.
  • Ensure students experience propagation, planting, cultivation, composting, and maintenance of the garden.
  • Support the Peterson classroom teachers and the development of garden lessons that are integrated into classroom teaching and curriculum.
  • Mentor individual students in and out of class, model respect, and curiosity for learning and encourage students’ interests and talents.
  • Model effective classroom management and the ability to approach discipline creatively.
  •        Cultivate communication and relationships with FCF staff, Peterson classroom teachers and administrative staff
  •        Stay abreast of Peterson events and activities; be an active presence in the school community; attend Peterson all-staff meetings as appropriate.
  •       Welcome the program’s many visitors; be aware of classes with media visits and give interviews; participate in FCF events and community outreach.
  • Experience teaching middle or high school youth in a culturally and racially diverse setting preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience with learning gardens, sustainable education, agriculture, and nutritional programs with a focus on middle school grades preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative, interpersonal communication skills and creativity.
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Possession of a valid California Drivers License.





  • $12.50 per hour/25 hours a week
  • 11 month position (August off)

To Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to


Mark Batcheler

Education Director

Full Circle Farm

1055 Dunford Way

Sunnyvale, CA 

(408) 394-1464

Sunnyvale, California
Publicaton Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Full Circle Farm
Contact Information: 
Mark Batcheler (408) 394-1464
Job Type: