Welcome! Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery is a small, certified organic, community-oriented business committed to increasing access to healthy, fresh food by providing strong vegetable, herb and flower starts to home gardeners, community gardens, nonprofits, schools and retail markets. Our little oasis sits on two reclaimed vacant lots in Wilkinsburg, near Pittsburgh’s East End. We specialize in heirloom varieties of tomato, pepper, and eggplant seedlings and also grow produce that is provided weekly to our “Mini-CSA” members. We carry hard to find vegetable varieites as well as seed garlic, asparagus crowns, raspberry canes, cover crop seed, seed potato, and organic gardening products such as potting soil and fertilizers.
With only 3 full time staff, Garden Dreams is a micro business with a big vision. We are deeply engaged and committed to our immediate neighborhood of Hamnett Place, Wilkinsburg and also the larger Pittburgh area. We are delighted so many organizations are using gardening as a platform for transformation and regeneration and we support that mission by offering our seedlings at discount to these programs. After our summer seedlings sales slow down, Garden Dreams hosts an annual fall Harvest Fest with The Greater Pittsburgh Mad Dads, an organization that discourages violence among young men by providing postive male role models.
April through September we have lots going on here in our little corner of Wilkinsburg. If you have never visited Garden Dreams, come by and see our 1/3 acre plot of garden beds and our nursery store where you are sure to find something wonderful for your garden. If you can’t make it out to see us, pick up our seedlings at Whole Foods in East Liberty or The East End Food Co-op in Point Breeze. Happy Growing!