Urban Farm Stay

    Des Moines, Iowa

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    We are a small-scale market garden, growing produce naturally with organic principles, and sustainable methods, on ¼ an acre of land. Our Craftsman-style bungalow is perfect for a peaceful stay in Des Moines.

    At Dogpatch Urban Gardens, we never use any form of synthetic chemicals on the plot including artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. We are a family-run farm passionate about health, community, education, and the environment.

    We cultivate fresh, nutritious, and flavorful produce in the Northern Beaverdale area. Using sustainable, organic, and bio-intensive farm methods to produce high yields on a minimal amount of land while maintaining the integrity of the environment.

    The farm is built on a foundation that the successful market gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier states the best, “Grow better, not bigger.” Small-scale farming has its advantages because it allows me to “know my crops.” I am constantly interacting with every square foot of my crops. Growing on a smaller scale also allows me to focus on creating high-quality, fresh produce.

    Imagine a farm that not only provides you and your family with healthy, delicious, and local food but a farm that does all this while positively interacting with the environment. I can’t wait to grow for you and with you.

    Guests will have access to the whole home as well as the fenced-in backyard. We remolded the home in 2015 all while maintaining the historical integrity (original woodwork with wood floors throughout). You are more than welcome to shop at the FarmStand and support the booming local foods scene in the Des Moines area.


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