Garden Center Team

Debbie Fairand

Garden Center Customer Service

Debbie has been in the Garden Center Business for 35 years.  In her many years at Niepagans, she developed a true love for customer service and everything that encompasses the buying, selling and caring for all types of plants.  She has extensive knowledge when it comes to annuals and perennials, and she is responsible for all of the ordering of such plants both for retail stock as well as what is needed for production.  Debbie grew up just 14 miles west of Bloomington, where she and her family always enjoyed tending to their huge vegetable gardens.  She loves her two beautiful girls, Lauren and Melissa, reading environmental and travel books, as well as experimenting with new plant varieties.  She now lives in Bloomington with her husband, Rick, and their dog, Riley.

David Schwartz

Garden Center & Deliveries

Born and raised locally, David graduated from Normal Community in 1971 and continued his education at Illinois Central College.  After obtaining his associates degree in Horticulture, David worked at a couple local landscape company.  In 2014 David joined the Grieder family in the garden center.  You may recognize David as our delivery driver transporting bulk material throughout town. 

Yune Ho

Garden Center Customer Service