Farmer, Sweet Tooth Farm; Farmland Access Navigator
Monika Owczarski has been farming in Des Moines since 2016, when she founded Sweet Tooth Farm. It is her mission and passion to provide fresh, nutrient-dense foods that are not a luxury item. She believes that farmers should make a living wage - and that all people deserve nutritious food. Monika started the first Community Fridge in Iowa in collaboration with the farm to help realize that belief.
Monika farms in a network of urban plots alongside RadiateDSM, her collective farming partner. She has gained and lost many farming plots over the years, and is passionate about helping farmers find land to work that is viable, equitable, and sustainable.