Beth Jensen is a Family Physician through Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota who is concerned about the 1 in 5 South Dakotan children at risk for hunger.

40% of SD children are also on free or reduced lunch programs. With 3 of the poorest US counties within our boarders, she’s concerned with the public health concerns associated with this.

Glean for Good was started after Beth wanted her patients to have sustainable access to food. After a successful year-long trial, she fed her family from garden produce, chicken eggs and bartering bumper crops with her neighbors.

Beth hopes to launch an app later this year to connect farmers on every scale with those under-resourced to narrow the food disparity gap.


  • : to gather or collect (something) in a gradual way

  • : to search (something) carefully

  • : to gather grain or other material that is left after the main crop has been gathered


Glean for Good is a gradual accumulation of experience. We live off locally grown food from our garden, gather food and friendships from our neighbors and collect wisdom from our common efforts.

Glean for Good also searches out the causes of food distribution disparities among the poor and carefully seeks sustainable solutions to benefit all.

Glean for Good also serves the poor, foreigner, orphan and widow to find neighbors with extra food from their garden. We plan to launch the “Glean” app later this year to accomplish this.

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  1. Love it! We will be starting our first garden next spring so this is very timely!

    We are thinking about starting with Square Foot Gardening. Do you know much about it?

    1. I tried it when we planted in less space and thought it was helpful keeping weeds down too. What are you reading or trying this year? The only thing I remembered was how we underestimated the squash and melon space 🙂

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