Email Jes Pendergrass or
Call (502) 353-0161

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a passionate advocate for grassroots movements around the causes close to my heart. From starting an environmental club in sixth grade to volunteering with various policy and advocacy groups throughout my adult life, I have never been afraid to speak up and get involved. From an Ayurvedic perspective, I’m a Pitta Dosha and work in the community helps to calm, soothe and heal my soul, and my naturally fiery nature helps to embolden a cause.

Currently, I sit on the board of directors and act as the Communications Chair for Louisville Grows, a non-profit focused on urban agriculture, urban forestry and environmental education. Through the programs provided by Louisville Grows, and sometimes acting as a volunteer with the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association, I work with community focused, non-profit organizations to build organic gardens in food deserts and under-served communities. I also teach healthy cooking in customized classes for adults and children around the city. In recent years I have partnered with fantastic organizations such as Family Scholar House, Neighborhood House and New Directions Housing Corporation to provide needed cooking and gardening education.

I offer cooking and gardening services at a discounted rate for non-profit organizations and help support requests for grant funding where needed. Please e-mail me if you’re interested in discussing opportunities for education and development at your non-profit.