Jessie has always felt happiest outdoors and is passionate about the transformative impact nature can have on us all. She studied Environmental Science and Human Ecology at London Metropole and spent many years travelling the world supporting herself by working on yachts, in catering and on farms.
She came home to Sussex to start a family and volunteered for the Sussex Wildlife Trust and BHee (Brighton Hove environmental education) at their ‘wild beach school’ where she qualified as a Forest School teacher. She also trained as a Teaching Assistant which led to a role in a Primary School as Learning Support. She managed to combine her love for the outdoors with her passion for gardening by setting up a ‘living classroom’ offering a parallel provision for those that struggle with mainstream teaching. She likes to use her Mindful, Attachment Aware and ELSA training to help children validate and label their feelings while creating Environmental stewards, instilling confidence, and pride.
As well as growing food she has always loved growing flowers and is a qualified florist. She loves early mornings, walking and anything beach related.