Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery is Grow Pittsburgh’s fourth and newest production site, located at 806 Holland Ave in Wilkinsburg.
In Summer 2021, we completed construction of a 2,800 square foot net zero energy greenhouse at Garden Dreams that is powered by an on-site solar array. Our staff began germinating seedlings in February 2022 and will open the greenhouse for our seedling sale on April 15, 2022.
The new greenhouse allows Grow Pittsburgh to grow seedlings that will become fresh food for the community, as well as provide workforce development and educational programming. The greenhouse complex is expected to yield more than 20,000 seedlings each year.
The urban farm and greenhouse at Garden Dreams provide plants to urban farmers, schools, community gardeners, and home growers throughout our community.
A re-developed and community land trust-protected Garden Dreams location will serve as a source for quality seedlings, an education and workforce development site for young and emerging urban farmers, a gathering space for community events, and an essential food-growing resource for generations to come.
Read our Land and Labor Acknowledgement here.
This urban farm and plant nursery, previously owned and operated as a private business by Grow Pittsburgh co-founder Mindy Schwartz, was a treasure in the local urban agriculture community for nearly 20 years. In December 2019, Schwartz donated the property to Allegheny Land Trust to own and preserve with Grow Pittsburgh partnering to run the urban farm and greenhouse operations.
New Greenhouse and Redevelopment
Learn more about the two new net zero energy greenhouses constructed at Garden Dreams, along with our next phase of redevelopment that will include a teaching kitchen, educational space, event space for community gatherings, and expanded outdoor growing area.
Our 2022 seedling sale will go from April 15 – mid July throughout various locations, but with a lot of variety and abundance available at Garden Dreams. We look forward to meeting all of your plant needs and welcoming you to our new greenhouses!