Local Foods

Moderator: Rachel Griffiths

Join us at the next PACG Local Foods meeting Wednesday November 9th  6:30pm
LOCATION: Antonella’s Restaurant, 112 West 3rd Street,  Davenport, IA 52801
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REGISTER NOW for the 5th Annual Earth Charter Summit – Strengthening & Sustaining our Communities through Local Foods
Saturday, October 15th 9am-2pm
at Augustana College, Student Center Rock Island, IL
Presented by Progressive Action for the Common Good-Local Foods Initiative

Building effective local food networks that create positive benefits for farmers and communities takes a lot of time, effort, leadership, and collaboration.

PACG Local Foods Initiative continues its work to help develop of a healthy, safe, sustainable, local food supply for the Quad Cities.  This summit will bring together producers, food buyers, consumers, community leaders, and organizations to address the excellent opportunity we have strengthen and sustain our community through local foods.

The Annual QC Earth Charter Summit will include 4 breakout workshops, a keynote address and a Local Food Lunch.  Breakout session topics will include; Farm to School, Connecting Local Food to Local Businesses, Seed Saving, and Growing Food & Justice.

Jason Grimm, Food System Planner from Iowa Valley RC&D will present the keynote Realizing the Potential for Local Foods to Strengthen and Sustain Our Communities.

Also a lunchtime talk will be presented by Garry Griffth, Director of Dining Augustana and Jim Johanson, Wesley Acres titled Growing Local Food Partnerships.

Summit registration is from 9-9:30am in with coffee, tea and local fruit muffins.  The Summit will begin at 9:30am and end at 1:45pm. Advanced registration is recommended as seating is limited.  Registration fee is $10/$5 for students/free for the unemployed, and includes a local foods lunch. To register email qcprogressiveaction@gmail.com or call 563-676-7580

Please join us, seating is limited.  PACG members are invited to register for the Delicious Local Lunch and Lunchtime talk only, if they wish.
See you there!
Rachel Griffiths & Mitch Tollerud
PACG Local Foods Initiative

 

Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors:
Congregation of the Humility of Mary
Augustana College
Radish magazine
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EARTH CHARTER SUMMIT REGISTATION FORM
Summit Attendee Information

Name:

Company:

Address:

City/Sate:

Zip/Postal Code

Email:

Phone:

Registration Fees:
# of Adults at $10.00 each: _______
#of Students at $5.00 each: _______
Scholarships available for the unemployed and under-employed  

 

Registration includes a local lunch.  

Total Due: ____________

___Payment Enclosed

___Pay at the Door

Mail completed form and payment to:
PACG-Earth Charter Summit
1212 W. 3rd St. Suite 3D
Davenport, IA 52804
Make check payable to:  PACG
Or email registration info to: qcprogressiveaction@gmail.com
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Earth Charter Summit Schedule

9:00-9:30am Registration
Coffee & Local Pastry

10:00am Welcome from
*PACG Local Foods Initiative
*Augustana College
*Congregation of the Humility of Mary

10:15am Keynote Address:
Realizing the Potential of Local Foods in Sustaining & Strengthening our Communities! Presenter:
Jason Grimm, Food System Planner
Iowa Valley RC&D
www.iacorridor-localfood.org

11:15am Break – Visit Exhibitors

11:30am Break-Out Workshops

  • Farm to School Presenters Sherry Staub, Davenport Farm to School –Marty Schlitz Local Food Community Organizer
  • Seed Saving Presenters: Cindy Heilmann, Heilmann Hawkeye Acres Organic Farm & Mitch Tollerud, Seed Savers
  • Connecting Local Food to Buyers Facilitators:  Jason Grimm, Garry Griffith, Jim Johanson
  • Growing Food & Justice Presenter: Sister Marilyn Schierbrock, Congregation of the Humility of Mary, founder of the Central Community Circle Garden & Food Pantry in west Davenport.

12:30 Lunch & Keynote:
Local Lunch prepared by Augustana Dining Service featuring local fare from Wesley Acres & Thurshwood Farms Lunchtime Keynote with Garry Griffth, Director of Dining Augustana and Jim Johanson, Wesley Acres titled Growing Local Food Partnerships.

Event ends at 1:45pm

Special Thanks to our Major Supporters:
Congregation of the Humility of Mary
Augustana College
Radish magazine
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Our goal is to assist in the development of a healthy, safe, sustainable, local food supply for the Quad Cities.

You are what you eat; a popular saying takes on new meaning in our diets today.  The food we eat has changed drastically in the last 30 years: Factory Farms, Genetically Modified Food ingredients, Cloned Animal Food ingredients, contaminated food, and toxins in imported foods.  We face a daily challenge trying to ensure that the food that we eat and feed our family is safe, healthy, environmentally-friendly and supporting our local economy.

PACG is energized to announce  the Local Foods Initiative Forum.

The Local Foods Initiative goal is to assist in the development of a healthy, safe, sustainable, local food supply for the Quad Cities.

Five components of the Local Foods Initiative will work to educate and move to action citizens, businesses and local government to pursue a local food supply.

There are:

-Farm to Cafeteria

-Community Gardens

-Local Food Coop

-Local Seed Exchange

-Annual Local Foods Summit

The Local Foods Initiative meets once a month on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at Antonella’s Ristorante at 112 W 3rd St Davenport, IA Committees meet throughout the month also.

Join us at the PACG Local Foods Initiative.  Together we can help to educate and mobilize municipalities and their citizens to strengthen the Quad City area and foster a source of healthy, local, safe food.

If you are interested in joining the Local Foods Initiative or one of its committees, please contact

Rachel Griffiths rgriffiths@qconline.com (309)-721-3204

Mitch Tollerud mitch@tollerud.com (563)-445-1842

Caroline Vernon  carolina1961@gmail.com 563-676-7580