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Mindy Schwartz (Owner)

Mindy

Mindy started gardening when she was 10.  By high school she was doing everything organically.  These days, her farming days are few, as she spends most of her time behind her computer focused on the backend systems and development work for the growing business.  It just so happens that, unlike most people, Mindy loves accounting (but not as much as gardening!). 

When she's not at her desk or meeting with prospective customers, vendors and community partners, she's dreaming about what could be.  In her mind... it's hardly just begun.

Mindy's email -- mindy@mygardendreams.com

Danielle Marvit (Production and Education Manager)

Danielle is a Pittsburgh native that loves sharing her passions with others. She has been a farmer for over a decade and has had the pleasure of doing everything from growing vegetables to wrangling chickens and goats. She is happiest when she is nurturing something. Growing healthy seedlings is a perfect fit for her and she couldn't be more thrilled to be working at Garden Dreams and starting her 4th season with us. You can contact her at danielle@mygardendreams.com

Catherine Zagare (Garden Manager)

Catherine is a Pittsburgh transplant from Buffalo, New York. The confluence of her maternal and paternal bloodlines is rooted deeply in a common love of food, entrepreneurial spirits, and tales of farm life in rural Pennsylvania. In addition to entering her ninth season as part of the Garden Dreams team she has worked with and for many farms in Pennsylvania including a goat creamery and attended Chatham University’s School of Sustainability and the Environment (now the Falk School of Sustainability), as part of the inaugural Food Studies cohort. She is dedicated to being a lifelong grower, learner, and tomato sauce taster/maker/sharer! She can be reached at catherine@mygardendreams.com

Katy Lydon (Sales and Outreach Manager)

Katy fell in love with farming while attending college at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and she can’t imagine doing anything else with her life. She has now been farming for the better part of a decade, working all across the country on both urban and rural operations, growing vegetables and raising a variety of animals. She believes that it is every human's right to have direct access to healthy, affordable food; and, through garden-based education and community outreach this is possible. Katy recently relocated to Pittsburgh and is looking forward to becoming a part of the growing urban agriculture movement! You can get in touch with her at katy@mygardendreams.com.

Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms with Erin Nihiser on 7/28/2018July 10th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow mushrooms at home? Oyster mushrooms are a great place to start! This eager and delicious fungus can be grown on a number of different substrates, making it on

Fall Gardening Extravaganza with Fourth River Workers Guild on 7/14/2018June 15th, 2018

Join Garden Dreams and our friends from Fourth River Workers Guild for an all day FREE gardening event that celebrates succession gardening in all its glory!   Learn how to build healthy soil thr

Garden Dreams Garden Tour on 6/22/2018June 14th, 2018

Tour the certified Natural Wildlife Habitat gardens of Garden Dreams from 11am-12pm. This is a FREE event open to everyone interested in learning more about how we create a healthy ecosystem that supp

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Opening Day is Friday April 6th! We will be open every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in April, May, June and July from 10-6.

 

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