YOU have the opportunity to help make a difference in Des Moines!
In case you need some incentive: we have teamed up with 8 other small businesses in Des Moines to create some fun summer bundles – and you can WIN one just by helping our friends! For every $10 you donate by the end of July, you’ll receive 1 entry; 3 entries for a $25 donation. Participating small businesses include: Art Terrarium, Bay Laurel Baking Co., Ciara Ladroma, Des Moines Mercantile, DreiBerge Coffee, Lauren Campbell Photo, Red Door Press, Storyhouse Bookpub, and Young Ferments.
Here’s the backstory:
On Monday, June 14, 2021, our friends Kennady, MJ, and Monika received notice from the City of Des Moines that multiple community urban farms are being shut down at the end of 2021. Monika owns Sweet Tooth Farm while Kennady and MJ own Radiate DSM Urban Farm. The three of them have teamed up to create Rooted Farm Collective. These are women-owned and operated small businesses who are growing food and feeding our community.
Monika, MJ, and Kennady are not giving up. They are currently trying to raise $50,000 by August 1, 2021 to purchase multiple lots of land within the City of Des Moines so they can continue farming in 2022. We are so grateful for our urban farming neighbors and the work they do to make delicious, fresh food accessible to everyone in our community.