Jen McGuinness of Frau Zinnie

River Bend is proud to be Frau Zinnie's neighborhood bookshop! We're happy to offer signed copies of Jen's book, Micro Food Gardening.

Jen McGuinness began regularly writing as Frau Zinnie in 2011 on The website features Jen’s writing, photography, and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut garden, along with interviews with garden experts. She is a proponent of organic gardening methods and pollinator-friendly gardens.

Jen is a writer, editor, and photographer. She’s worked in local journalism, nonprofit communications, a small business, and now in corporate communications. She explored other interests along the way, earning two master’s degrees. Jen is an award-winning local journalist, earning recognition from the New England Press Association, the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Awards for Publication Excellence.


Would you like a signed--or personalized--copy of Micro Food Gardening? Simply call, order online by clicking the book cover below, or stop in for a visit. Please note personalization in the comments section of your order.

Micro Food Gardening: Project Plans and Plants for Growing Fruits and Veggies in Tiny Spaces By Jennifer McGuinness Cover Image