Jeremy was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He received a bachelors of science from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC (near Asheville) and majored in biology (minor = chemistry). He focused on plants and systems design.
Warren Wilson is a work college, meaning every student is required to work at least 15 hours a week on a specific work crew in addition to the academic requirements. For the majority of his time at Warren Wilson, Jeremy worked on the landscaping crew. In addition to performing normal landscaping duties, he also maintained a diverse and mature Permaculture foodscape in front of the “Eco-dorm.” During his last two years at Warren Wilson, Jeremy taught classes and workshops on Permaculture and Foodscaping, along with guiding countless tours of the Eco-dorm foodscape.
Jeremy has interned at Ashevillage Institute, an urban permaculture laboratory and community. He helped to manage the permaculture garden and educate folks in the garden. During this internship, he earned a Permaculture Design certificate. Jeremy has also worked on a mature, complex, and integrated permaculture farm in Southern France, with a focus on fruit tree care and maintenance.
Parallel to his permaculture studies, Jeremy has read and attended conferences on Bio-dynamics. He traveled to Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota to build a bio-dynamic garden at a Lakota Waldorf school. His designs and thought patterns are a fusion of permaculture and bio-dynamic principles.
Jeremy has designed foodscapes for clients in the Asheville and Nashville areas. His passion is growing food of all kinds and doing it in a way that is attractive and healthy for the individual and the community. Jeremy has come back to his native Nashville eager to work towards food security and earth restoration. He is a community resilience enthusiast and believes in the power of a localized economy and an inspired, well-fed community.
Peter (Rock) Broderick
Peter (Rock) Broderick is a farmer who loves landscaping. He believes growing food at home is an essential responsibility for the future of our planet and has traveled to learn different methods of growing food in different environments. Rock has a goal of making landscaping carbon negative to show how easy it can be to grow food on a small scale with hand tools and minimal input. The two most important things to Rock for building a better future are conserving water and building soil. If you see him feel free to ask about ways you can lessen your impact. Rock has 5 years of farming/landscaping experience and has completed his permaculture design course and 6 month homesteading internship at Spiral Ridge Permaculture in 2017.
Garrett was born and raised in Clarksville, TN and has lived in the greater Nashville area for the last 8 years. He attended college at Austin Peay State University for Studio Art. After moving to the countryside of Hickman County, Garrett developed a passion for horticulture while working on a biodynamic farm. There he was a part of the entire “farm-to-table” process. In his free time, Garrett enjoys running, loving on animals, cooking delicious foods, staying present and self-aware, and of course video games!
Marie is the daughter of a florist and a teacher, born and raised in Rome, GA. She’s been in Nashville since 2004. After studying Sociology at Belmont University, Marie moved to Boston for an internship engaging food security and interfaith community organizing. She couldn’t stay away from the South and moved back to complete a Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt. Since then, she’s been working with communities on issues of women’s empowerment, LGBTQ rights, workers justice, anti-racism, and environmentalism. Marie is currently studying (again) for a Masters in Conservation Biology, focused on community-based environmental justice, local plant/pollinator conservation, and participatory education. She is passionate about connecting people to the land, each other, and reimagining our relationships to plants in a time when global biodiversity loss is at an all time high. Marie also works on Maintenance & Install crews.
Kyle is a world traveler having lived most of his youth in Uganda, East Africa, before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to get his undergrad in Theater. After graduating, Kyle joined the Lutheran Volunteer Corps and served a year in Omaha, Nebraska at a homeless prevention agency where he managed a food pantry. This ignited a stronger passion for food justice issues already combined with an interest in gardening and urban farming. Kyle moved to Nashville in 2014 to stay in Nashville Greenlands, a community dedicated to social justice and urban homesteading. He then did a year of AmeriCorps VISTA with Hands on Nashville as the youth coordinator for their Urban Farm program. Now Kyle works with Nashville Foodscapes to continue learning and practicing more about practical implications of permaculture. He hopes to keep studying and experimenting with mycology, edibles and herbalism, and working against food insecurity, especially for marginalized members of our community. When not in a garden or thinking about food justice, Kyle is probably brewing mead, engaging with current civil rights demonstrations, taking photos, or biking anywhere and everywhere. Kyle works on the Maintenance crew.
Originally from North Carolina, Madeline graduated in 2019 from the University of Vermont where she earned a bachelor of science in environmental studies with a concentration in ecological design. Many facets of the environmental sphere interest her, a few being: nutrient recycling, waste streams, climate change mitigation, ecofeminism, environmental justice, ecological agriculture, and phytoremediation. Overall, Madeline is interested in how natural and built environments can be integrated to alleviate human and environmental health issues in the face of climate change. She is drawn to Nashville Foodscapes because of their dedication to connecting people to the earth through permaculture. In her free time, Madeline loves biking, reading, propagating plants, and making things. Madeline works on Maintenance and Install crews.
Raj was born in New Jersey and moved to Tennessee in 2005. He went to Middle Tennessee State University and majored in History with a minor in Political Science. Raj’s parents have agrarian backgrounds in Guyana, and he has enjoyed gardening since childhood. In this age of environmental degradation and climatic crises, Raj recognizes the utmost need to regenerate the Earth, improve soil, and increase biodiversity, and am glad to take part in that process with Nashville Foodscapes. He aspires to have a farm one day, where he can grow food and have dairy cows. Raj enjoys gardening, meditating, reading, tea, and fishkeeping. Raj is focusing on hardscaping and currently work on the Install crew.