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Square Mile Farm tunnel to help insulate produce this winter in Amarillo, Texas

Square Mile is going the extra mile for the community with a 100-ft cover to protect their produce.

They hope they will inspire community members through their urban farming initiatives.

By Destiny Richards
News Channel 10
Jan 6, 2018

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A caterpillar tunnel was placed over the farm’s greens and herbs today, which will act as a temporary greenhouse to trap in warmth and keep the plants growing throughout the winter.

The structure will act as a larger version of the smaller tunnels they’ve been using to protect the plants so far.

They say it can also be repurposed year-round to protect the plants from various climates.

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1936 – El Monte homestead project

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This garden supplied him, his wife and child with all their vegetables all winter.

Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Photo date: March 6, 1936.

C. Dudley Adams, who works by day as an insurance salesman, is shown working in some of his spare time in his prize vegetable garden on the federal government’s small farm homestead project at El Monte. This garden supplied him, his wife and child with all their vegetables all winter.

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This urban farmer is changing the Des Moines foodscape

Dogpatch Urban Gardens sits in the middle of Des Moines and has turned an acre of land to a garden and farm stand selling other local producers goods. Farmer Jenny Quiner says she hopes others will start growing their own food as well. Brian Powers/The Register

The local restaurants who utilize her organic produce are a who’s who of the Des Moines culinary scene.

By Brian Taylor Carlson
Des Moines Register
Jan 4, 2018

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Jenny Quiner pulls back giant tarps to check the fragile lettuces growing in her high tunnel greenhouse. Rows of perky green lettuces sprout from the ground. She recovers them, then steps outside into the frigid winter to check on the cover crops in the fields that protect and enrich the soil.

The scene looks like most any other vegetable farm you would see across Iowa. But there’s one significant difference: It’s in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

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