Jennie Grant is a stay-at-home mother who also makes a living writing newsletters and publicity materials for Seattle real estate agents. She is better known locally, however, as the founder and president of the Goat Justice League, a citizen action group that worked with the Seattle City Council to legalize goats in the city in 2007. Today, Seattle allows it's residents to keep up to three mini-goats, as long as they are neutered and de-horned. City Council president Richard Conlin has one of Jennie's goats that is named after him.
Jennie also is involved with Seattle Tilth and is one of its backyard goat keeping class teachers. She herself is an avid gardener; in addition to goats and chickens, her 4000-square-foot city lot includes a large vegetable garden, a big strawberry patch, and about 10,000 or so Italian honey bees (some of whom she has not yet named).
In the past year, Jennie began working towards a nursing degree, which she will complete in 2012. This has reaffirmed who belief in the healthfulness of backyard goat's milk. She has been profiled in the Seattle Times, as well as in fellow Skipstone title, The Urban Farm Handbook, by Annette Cottrell and Joshua McNichols.