Come and listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, small business owners and community members making their mark in Iowa. As you create your own story, treat yourself to this time each month to rekindle your entrepreneurial spirit and connect with others.
This month listen to the amazing story of Jenny Quiner, Founder of Dog Patch Urban Gardens
Jenny started Dogpatch Urban Gardens in the fall of 2015 with the help of her husband, Eric Quiner. The main reasons for starting the farm are to promote health/nutrition, enhance the community, environmental conservation as well as to instill family values for their sons. Jenny is a Des Moines native and loves the Des Moines community. Her husband Eric is also a Des Moines native, and they have three sons: Oliver, Walter, and Lewis.
Jenny graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Health Promotions and earned her Masters of Education from Colorado State University. She has always been very health-minded and this is one of the guiding principles behind the creation of the farm. After graduating from CSU, she was offered a job to teach science at her alma-mater Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Jenny and Eric moved back home to Des Moines in 2010. While teaching, Jenny had her 3 sons and felt compelled for a life change, and that is when the farm operation come into fruition.