A Seedling Grows in Pittsburgh
Reclaiming abandoned homes that leave behind empty lots, for the creation of fresh veggies and fruits is a growing trend in urban centers nationwide. Further, this trend is comprised of hopeful urban farmers, who want to revitalize their communities.
This is the story of Mindy Schwartz. She lives in Wilkinsburg, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh and she works hard to product amazing seedling plants and serve her community.
How did her story begin? In 1994, she moved into a 3-unit apartment house and built raised gardens to grow produce. She was so successful that she grew more than she could ever eat. At first, she gave them away to friends, and then she began charging for them, finally she began selling to local restaurants. “Next thing you know, I have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of seedlings,” she said.
Mindy turned her passion into a business, paving the way for the once abandoned to become fully alive.
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