The Cultivators

The Cultivators are a group of young earth-lovers helping to build the Waterfront Botanical Gardens for Louisville and Southern Indiana. Conceived in January 2016, this group is joining together on the principles of environmental education, sustainability, and strengthening cultural life in our hometown. The Cultivators Council operates under the umbrella of Botanica Inc. and Waterfront Botanical Gardens.


Our Purpose

The purpose of the WBG Cultivators is to assist in the development and building of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens through the following activities with individuals in the 35 and under age group:

– Fundraising
– Raising awareness
– Encouraging membership among members of the community
– Educational programs
– Volunteer activities

2018 Cultivators council


President – Josh Shuck


Vice President of Sips & Seeds – Jessica Usher

Vice President of Hemp Event – Chelsea Powell

Vice President of Garden Tours – Jasmine Williams

Vice President of Speed Museum Documentary Series – Chad Tolbert

Vice Presidents of Homebrew Fair and 5K – Todd Hudgens, Olivia Zoeller

Vice Presidents of Yoga for the Gardens – Gabriella Gaona, Greg Ellis


Upcoming Cultivators Events


Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm

The Butchertown Social, 1601 Story Ave, 40206

Stay up to date on events, programs, activities, and more with this fun group of young earth lovers who are working to support the vision of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens project.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s grow!

2018 dates:

January 9

February 13

March 13

April 10

May 8

June 12

July 10

August 14

September 11

October 9

November 13

December TBA


YOGA FOR THE GARDENS (indoor series)


Weightless Float Center

Come get your flow on every first Saturday of the month with the Cultivators of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, in partnership with The Inner Warrior.

Classes feature different yoga styles and are suitable for all skill levels. Please dress accordingly and BYOM (bring your own mat). FREE, donations encouraged

Next class is MARCH 3


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