Tina Bakehouse Builds Community Through Storytelling, Farming

Tina Bakehouse Builds Community Through Storytelling, Farming

by Ash Bruxvoort “For me, being part of Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development and Southwest Iowa has been letting go of a lens of scarcity,” Tina Bakehouse told me after I met her at a Beginning and Aspiring Women Farmer Learning Circle in Hancock, Iowa, during the fall of 2017. Her passion for Southwest… Continue Reading

Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Carly McAndrews learned about WFAN’s Beginning and Aspiring Learning Circle through her co-worker, Molly Schintler. “The day I met Molly she put me in touch with Wren at WFAN. I was amazed to learn about the large community of female farmers in this area,” she said. Since her first farm job in 2011, Carly has… Continue Reading

8 Ways to Homestead While Moving

8 Ways to Homestead While Moving

by Lisa Binegar  I was bitten by the homesteading, hobby farming, land-owning, want-my-hands-in-the-soil bug way back in 2009. Since then, due to my husband’s military obligations, we have moved three times with a fourth move on the horizon. This move will include a dog, two cats, 11 chickens, and an unknown number of seedlings I… Continue Reading

Farmer Profile: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Farmer Profile: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Jenny Quiner is a beginning woman urban farmer in Des Moines, Iowa. We recently asked her how community involvement has helped her market and grow her farming operation and how her farm is changing in year two. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Jenny! Tell us about your farm operation. Dogpatch Urban Gardens (DUG)… Continue Reading

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