Coaching with Jeremy Lekich
Co-founder, Nashville Foodscapes
Jeremy Lekich was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee by two hippy parents who fostered a sense of reverence in him for the more-than-human environment. He received a Bachelor of Science from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina (near Asheville) and majored in biology, where he focused on plants and systems design. During this time, he also got a Permaculture Design Certificate and, more importantly, he was introduced to the magic of the forest and all of the wondrous wild edible and medicinal plants that are our neighbors.
In 2010, Jeremy founded Nashville Foodscapes and in 2014, Jeremy co-founded Compost Nashville. As of January 2021, Nashville Foodscapes became a worker-owned cooperative. Jeremy's journey as an entrepreneur has allowed him to witness the value of leveraging our current systems and capital to create new ones that are more equitable and harmonious. He is a community resilience enthusiast and believes in the power of a localized economy and an inspired, well-fed community.
Nashville Foodscapes is a full service design/build foodscaping company. Our mission is to cultivate biodiverse and nourishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee. As a worker-owned cooperative, we practice just and abundant relationships to food, land, and labor. We strive to honor the past, improve the present, and embrace our responsibility to the future.
Compost Nashville is a food waste pick-up service for residential and commercial customers. We take our clients' food scraps, turn them into soil, and give them finished compost in return.