29 - From School Teacher to Urban Farmer - Meet Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens
Jenny is the owner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens (DUG), an urban farm in Des Moines that specializes in growing organic produce.
The mission of Dogpatch is to inspire the health of humans, its community, and the land. Jenny and her team do this by growing organic produce, hosting farm events, supporting other local growers/producers, and using regenerative farming practices to enhance their soil.
The business has evolved to become more and more diversified since inception in 2015. Their main produce sales avenues are the online store (which emerged during COVID), local restaurants, through a modified CSA known as a Salad Subscription, and this season they will be vending at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market.
Trust us when we say you won’t want to miss this episode! It’s full of so much fresh knowledge and personal insight on hard work, perseverance, and showing up with something of value.
Tune in for topics like:
- What inspired Jenny to start urban farming
- The importance of value-added products
- How assessing profitability determined which types of produce to grow
- Knowing the $10 tasks in your business
- Special events and community involvement opportunities at the farm
Links from the episode:
- Visit Dogpatch Urban Gardens online
- Dogpatch Urban Gardens Facebook
- Dogpatch Urban Gardens Instagram
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