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SPIN Farming
Watch a 3 minute video of how SPIN-Farming was used to create a model urban farm in Philadelphia, PA.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: "I have a small working homestead that helps support my husband and myself, but I want to grow into a micro-farm business"
SPIN Gardening
Turn your garden into a significant food source with SPIN-Gardening™

Meet a SPIN-based community development pioneer!

Jody Veler, Medford NJ

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Jody has years of experience in developing a wide variety of community agricultural programs and using them to drive economic development. She earned her SPIN stripes in urban areas by overcoming the challenges unique to nonprofit and community-based organizations including fundraising, coalition building, volunteer management, conflict resolution, training, land access and control and soil remediation. In 2008 she established the first SPIN-Farming- based cooperative on public property in collaboration with a county government. Hiring, training and overseeing multicultural workers and staff, Jody built an operation that supported a 100 member CSA in its first year.

A former Sergeant with the Trenton Department of Corrections, Jody began her second career in agriculture as a volunteer for AmeriCorps, providing horticulture therapy to adults with brain injuries, and training at-risk youth in greenhouse production. She has also developed a wide variety of farming skills through formal agricultural studies, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Scout, and seasonal positions including Horticultural Therapist, Fruit Tree Research Assistant, and Viticulture Assistant.

Jody received her Master’s degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University in 2008. Currently she is developing a nonprofit incubator program to assist small and emerging nonprofit organizations to build their capacity.

SPIN Corps

How can you join the SPIN Corps?

SPIN Corps members need at least one season of generating income with SPIN-Farming. The next steps are explained in this guide.