Foodscaper and entrepreneur Jeremy Lekich is the founder of Nashville Foodscapes. Nashville Foodscapes connects people with their food source by growing food where people live. They achieve this by offering creative food solutions through landscaping, creating custom designs of their clients’ yards, homes, and living spaces, allowing food to be grown in a way that pleases the eyes and taste buds : a fusion of aesthetics and function in a landscape.
“I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I received my bachelors of science from Warren Wilson College, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I focused on plants and systems design.
For the majority of my time at Warren Wilson, I worked on the Landscaping Crew. In addition to performing normal landscaping duties, I also maintained a diverse and mature Permaculture foodscape in front of the Eco-dorm. During my last two years at Warren Wilson, I taught classes and workshops on Permaculture and Foodscaping, along with guiding countless tours of the Eco-dorm foodscape.
I have interned at Ashevillage Institute, an urban permaculture laboratory and community. I helped to manage the permaculture garden and educate folks in the garden. During this internship, I earned my Permaculture Design certificate. I have also worked on a mature, complex and integrated permaculture farm in Southern France, with a focus on fruit tree care and maintenance.
Parallel to my permaculture studies, I have read and attended conferences on Bio-dynamics. I traveled to Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota to build a bio-dynamic garden at a Lakota Waldorf school. My designs and thought patterns are a fusion of permaculture and bio-dynamic principles.
I have designed foodscapes for clients in the Asheville and Nashville areas. My passion is growing food of all kinds and doing it in a way that is attractive and healthy for the individual and the community. I have come back to my native Nashville eager to work towards food security and earth restoration. I am a community resilience enthusiast and believe in the power of a localized economy and an inspired, well-fed community.”