Our team of friendly gardening experts is ready to help you with great service, helpful suggestions, and product recommendations.

Our Staff

Our returning and new team members are ready to set you up for success in your gardening endeavors. Look for staff “picks” throughout the store and see what we love to garden, decorate and use to accomplish the tasks at hand.

Bridget Evans

Bridget has been with Urban Roots since the beginning! She has extensive experience creating beautiful gardens in the shade. If you need help selecting unique, shade-friendly plants for small urban spaces, she’ll be happy to help you find something special for your garden.

Rachel Gottlieb

Rachel is back for her fourth season at Urban Roots. She’s an experienced vegetable gardener and our resident rose whisperer, so if you have questions about growing veggies in small spaces, or taking care of roses, she’s the one to look for when you visit the yard.

Kevin Monroig

2021 marks Kevin’s seventh season at Urban Roots. He’s excited to help first-time gardeners bring their new garden plans to life! He’s also looking forward to experimenting with new heirloom vegetable varieties this season. If you aren’t sure which soil or landscape products will work for you, Kevin can help you choose the perfect soil and amendments for your space.

Brad White

Brad earned both a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Georgia and a Masters degree in Career and Technical Education from Buffalo State College. He has worked in the floral industry as a wholesale florist for 15 years before becoming a Horticulture teacher for the Buffalo Public Schools for 22 years. Brad retired from teaching in June 2018 and is now the Operations Manager at Urban Roots, working alongside Patti.

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Your city. Your store. We are a cooperatively-owned, for-profit retail garden center, offering plants and plant-related supplies. We are open to the public and are committed to the betterment of our West Side neighborhoods and to the City of Buffalo.