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Meet the Savings Incentive Program Class of 2018!

Jenny Quiner

Jenny Quiner

Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Des Moines, IA

Jenny started Dogpatch Urban Gardens in 2016 on a small plot of land inside the Des Moines city limits. Using small-scale farming techniques, Jenny raises vegetables to sell through on-site farmstand, salad subscriptions (a modified CSA), farmers markets and various wholesale accounts. Jenny plans to expand her farm and hopes to add a high tunnel to extend her seasons and grow her markets. Prior to starting her farm, Jenny taught biology and environmental science at Dowling Catholic High School. She feels she can make a positive change to the food system by lessening the need for fossil fuels on her farm and by offering people in the Des Moines area fresh, local and safe food. Jenny is participating in the Savings Incentive Program to receive guidance from her mentor and to re-analyze her business plan as she grows her business. With her savings match she plans to purchase a BCS tractor or build a high tunnel.

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