How It All Started
In 2004, a dedicated group of people living on Buffalo’s West Side got together to brainstorm around the idea of developing a cooperative garden center in our neighborhood. We wanted to keep our dollars inside our fair city, but realized we were limited to big box or suburban stores. At the same time we recognized the opportunity for building a business in this up and coming neighborhood, five minutes from any yard on Garden Walk Buffalo. In 2005 we started offering “plant swaps,” polled area residents, and collected surveys. In 2006 we held our first plant and bulb sales featuring organically raised heirloom tomato seedlings. In 2007 we opened our doors at 428 Rhode Island Street and have been growing ever since.