WITH REGRET, THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS AND SCHEDULING CONFLICT
WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RESCHEULE FOR ANOTHER DATE
Intensive Vegetable Gardening
Learn everything you need to know about starting seeds, intensive vegetable gardening, and preparing a space for a garden big or small through discussions on inter planting, succession planting, companion planting, and garden spacing!
Bring the kids by for a special seed starting activity where they will learn how to grow their own special garden!
10-11am: Starting Seeds
10-11am: Starting Seeds with Kids
11-11:15: Break for refreshments
11:15-12:15pm: Garden Prep
12:15-1pm: Lunch Break
1-2pm: Intensive Vegetable Gardening
Three hours of education for $5 per seminar Registration at the door is welcome. Coffee, treats, and door prizes! To pre-register for this class click on the DPR logo or call (563)328-7275. You can also register at QCFH’s Local Market store.
QCFH Garden Series Events
made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
Wednesday March 19th: MEAD CLASS 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Pre-registration including payment required to ensure class participation materials. Drop-ins are welcome but not guaranteed takeaways.
Mead, or “honey wine”, dates as far back as 2000BC and is an alcoholic drink derived from the mixing of water and honey and then fermenting with yeast.
Join QCFH Local Market’s own, Harry from Harry Bee’s Honey along with Dr. Peter Fox, on Wednesday March 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., as they demonstrate how to make mead. This class will be review of Class I, including take home literature, Q&A and troubleshooting,
and lastly flavor infusions you can add to your “honey wine”.
Participants will receive a 1 gallon jug of Mead and a Mead starter kit ($45 value)
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE
Reserve your class tickets today
MARCH 22, 10AM – 1:00 PM: SEED EXCHANGE
Spring is here! Join our gardening and seed saving experts as they share insights and seeds to get your garden started. Feel free to share pieces of your own collection as well.
Local editable landscape experts will also share root stock and native plant seeds!
QC Food Hub Local Market Store offers over a 200 varieties of heirloom and organic seeds from Seed Savers Exchange Decorah, IA and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds!
QCFH Garden Series Events
made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum
and Library Services
March 26: Making Natural Household Cleaners
Time: 6-8 pm
Drop by the Local Market store on Wednesday, March 26th and join us for this hands-on workshop designed to help you save money, reduce the use of harmful chemicals in your home and clean more sustainably with recipes that can be made at home in minutes.
Using common ingredients that include baking soda, soap and vinegar you will make two full-sized natural cleaners to take home in reusable glass containers. You’ll also receive recipes, tips and resources to help you make informed choices about household cleaners.
Presented by Mary Paoli of Whoa Nelli home and personal care products.
Saturday, March 29th, 10:00 AM – NOON
Spinning is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal or synthetic fibers are drawn out and twisted together to form yarn. For thousands of years, fiber was spun by hand using simple tools, the spindle and distaff. Only in the High Middle Ages did the spinning wheel increase the output of individual spinners, and mass-production only arose in the 18th century with the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. Hand-spinning remains a popular handicraft.
The third class in our Value Added – Fiber Series
Whether you are just beginning your fiber processing experience or looking to brush up on the basics and discover neat tips and tricks, you will not be disappointed in this class presented by local fiber expert, Catherine Gravert of Spring Valley Farm - Fulton, Illinois.
Pre-registration is encouraged (but not required) to ensure adequate supplies.
To pre-register online go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1390983787837766/?previousaction=join&source=1
OR stop in to QCFH Local Market Store for details.
Participants will leave this class with their own drop spindle and roving to continue practicing with at home as well as the yarns they spin while in class.