The Cultivators

Conceived in January 2016, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens Cultivators is a young professionals group for earth-lovers who are interested in connecting with other like-minded friends on the principles of environmental education, sustainability, and strengthening cultural life in our hometown. All Cultivators must first register as a volunteer!



The Cultivators Council is the leadership group of the Cultivators and operates under the umbrella of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. The goal of the Council is to promote and advocate for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens project within a younger demographic through monthly, consistent, and free touch-base events with a focus on education, conservation, community, and fun.

Interested in becoming a leader by joining the Cultivators Council? Email to learn more.

2021 Cultivators council


President – Wilson Ethington

Vice President – Tonya Record

Secretary – Becca Hagerty


Events Council Members

Nonprofit Partner Committee Chair – Chad Tolbert

WBG Volunteer Committee Chair – Todd Hudgens

Events Committee Chair – Nicole Humphrey

Social Media Coordinator – Brandon Harwood


Upcoming Cultivators Events

West 6th Brewing in NuLu
7 – 9 pm (questions begin at 7pm, earlier arrival is advised)

Join the Cultivators at West 6th in NuLu for assorted general knowledge trivia (and banter!) with hosts Allison Whitehouse and Brandon Harwood.

  • 6 people per team (though $1 to the Cult jar for each additional player might convince us otherwise…)
  • Surprise giveaways and prizes!
  • Answers will be submitted virtually, which we will explain that evening, so as to avoid unnecessary pens, paper, and touching. We still want to be as safe as possible in a group setting.

Come have fun with us!


As a Cultivator, you’ll have opportunities to join fellow team members in after-work soirees, seasonal events involving the garden site, volunteer opportunities specifically for Cultivators, and serving as an ambassador to the greater Louisville community.

To join, use the link below and fill out our membership form.

Become a Cultivator