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Canning Series

Register Below for any of the classes…
New to the Garden Series –  Thursday night’s a party night! 

Join us on Thursday evenings August 21st – September 25th for a six week series of community canning parties at QCFH!
But we may not stop there – the harvests have been bountiful and now’s the time to preserve for winter! Stay tuned to QCFH’s website and Facebook page for updates on party nights and times.

Guest limit of nine so register early to ensure a spot!
Register for canning parties here:


Canning Classes




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VOTE FOR THE QUAD CITY FOOD FOREST PROJECT!

Quad Cities Edible Food Forst LogoThe Quad City Food Forest has a chance to win a $7500 grant to purchase trees and tree guards for our food forest. Vote for our project from 108 grant submissions to Wellmark who will award the 10 projects that get the most votes $7500 to use toward their project.
We need your help! You are able to vote once per day August 20th - September 7th so please vote for the Quad City Food Forest project every day! Please share this link with all your friends and on Facebook so that they can vote and help us to win this grant! The Quad City Food Forest thanks you!
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Quad City Edible Food Forest
The Quad City Food Forest Project, proposed to be located at Black Hawk Gardens, Davenport, Iowa is intended to create the first public food forest in the Quad Cities area where all residents from the community will be able to visit and pick fruits, nuts, and berries for free. The project is volunteer driven and anyone that would like to participate is encouraged to contribute in any way they can. We will show an example to the community of as many native food bearing plants that will naturalize in a forest setting as possible. We want to educate, and intend to teach people how to propagate the plants in the food forest so that they can grow them at their own home. Our target population is the next generation as it will be they who benefit from the fruit of our labor.
Purpose: To design, grow, and maintain an edible food forest, community gardens, and orchard that will produce healthy food for Davenport, Iowa and surrounding communities; foster education; and support the environment.
Proposal: To develop a portion of the land at Blackhawk Gardens with an option for expansion if the community and our group would like to continue to work together at the Blackhawk Gardens location.
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SEPTEMBER 4TH: CANNING PARTY – GREEN BEANS

IT’S A GREEN BEAN PARTY!
Thursday, September 4th, 6-9PM

New to the Garden Series – Thursday night’s a party night! 

Join us on Thursday evenings August 21st – September 25th for a six week series of community canning parties at QCFH!
 We may not stop at six - the harvests have been bountiful and now’s the time to preserve for winter! Stay tuned to QCFH’s website and Facebook page for updates on party nights and times.
*GARDENER’S POTLUCK, THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 11TH

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
PRESSURE CANNING GREEN BEANS 6-9PM

Green_beans_in_a_pressure_cooker_ready_to_be_processed (2)QCFH will provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never canned before. Due to our 6PM start, please feel free to bring along your dinner or stop by Fresh Deli for carryout.

 

Next up: September 18th – Preserving Carrots

Canning Classes

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GARDENERS’ COMMUNITY POTLUCKS

Gardeners’ Community Potlucks
SEPTEMBER 11, NOVEMBER 13, JANUARY 8, MARCH 12

QUAD CITIES FOOD HUB Upper Room, 6-8pm

Attention Gardeners and Food Lovers!  On the second Thursday of September, November, January and March head on down to the Quad Cities Food Hub for the Gardeners’ Community Potluck!  Bring a seasonal dish and your gardening questions and experience to share with the group.  In September we will do a produce swap to redistribute the (over) abundance of our gardens!

DPR logo kid with kite logoPreregistration is optional and there is no charge to attend the potlucks. Donations to support Davenport Parks and Recreation and Quad Cities Food Hub programming are welcome.
Call 888-3017 for more information!

SEPTEMBER 18th GARDEN SERIES EVENT:
PRESERVING CARROTS

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SEPTEMBER 14TH: QUAD CITIES CULINARY RIDE

Culinary Ride is coming to the
Quad Cities September 14!!

culinary ride bikeWe are planning an exciting route with fun stops and delicious cuisine with the ride beginning and ending at the Davenport Freight House Local Marketplace.

Ticket price is set at $30 for early registration by August 31 and $40 regular price beginning September 1.

The mission of the Culinary Ride is to engender greater appreciation for local agrarian economies and encourage people to choose bicycling as their primary form of transportation. We believe that if local farmers and those businesses that support them succeed, our communities will be vibrant and healthy. We hope to link community members and local businesses with local food suppliers. The most fun way to do this, in our opinion, is by bicycle. 

The Culinary Ride’s vision is to produce intimate, community-oriented bicycle events across the country and contribute momentum to the bicycle and local food movements.

These bicycle tours feature local farms, food and the Chefs that utilize these ingredients. As we marry local food and bicycle movements riders savor food prepared fresh by local chefs, and enjoy handcrafted beverages while roaming the farms and environmental designations in the company of friends.​

A portion of the proceeds benefit local organizations dedicated to ensuring communities enjoy a nutritious helping of fresh food and a connection to the natural world.

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A portion of the proceeds to benefit Quad Cities Food Hub programs.