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Business Directory Spotlight: Dylan Weiser Dascal ’07

Alumna Dylan Weiser Dascal ’07 is the owner of Paradise Farms, the only certified regenerative organic farm in South Florida. Their fruit and veggies are not only top quality, but her farm is also helping the planet by growing them. Read on.
Name: Dylan Weiser Dascal

Class Year: 2007

Business Name: Paradise Farms & The Sacred Space

Job Title: Owner

Where did you go to college/university: Indiana University

What was your major: Apparel Merchandising & Business

Where do you currently reside: Miami Beach but moving to South Miami very soon!

What keeps you busy during the week: I am currently in full-time mom mode. I have a 19-month-old daughter, Sky. You can find me chasing her around town. I also have a 12-year-old daughter, Alessandra, who is a 7th grader at Ransom Everglades! She just made the volleyball team so you can find me front and center at all of her games. Being a mom is my favorite, most fulfilling and by far hardest job to date. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

How did Ransom Everglades prepare you for your future: Ransom Everglades continuously instilled in me the importance of giving back to our community. I believe regenerative farming is the ultimate way to do so. With regenerative organic agriculture, we can rehabilitate soil, respect animal welfare and improve the lives of farmers. We can sequester carbon, build healthier communities and reap more nutritious and abundant yields.

What is your favorite Ransom Everglades memory: Winning District Championship for volleyball and basketball senior year!

What song was on repeat your senior year? “How to Save a Life,” The Fray

Words of wisdom for your fellow alumni: “Healing the land starts with healing the soil.”

Paradise Farms' CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) season sign-ups are open now. Sign up here.

Company Name: Paradise Farms
Address: 19801 SW 320th Street, Homestead, FL 33130
Instagram: @paradisefarms    

Company Name: The Sacred Space Miami
Address: 105 NE 24th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.