806 Holland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 Google Map 412-501-FARM (3276)


Mindy Schwartz (Owner)


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.

Seed SchoolJanuary 13th, 2018

Garden Dreams is excited to announce yet another brand NEW offering for 2018: our first ever Seed School! For the first time ever, we are opening our doors and letting you in behind the scenes. Come

Seedling CSAJanuary 11th, 2018

Garden Dreams is excited to announce a brand NEW program for 2018: our Community Supported Seedling Program! Here at Garden Dreams, we want to build and support a community of garden dreamers. Over t

Celebration of Seeds: 6th annual Seed Swap on 2/24/2018January 5th, 2018

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