PACG LFI Meeting this Wednesday
- *PACG Local Foods Initiative meeting this Wednesday February 3^rd at
6:30pm at the Davenport Unitarian Church 3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport
Progressive Action for the Common Good Local Foods Initiative: Our goal
is to assist in the development of a healthy, safe, sustainable, local
food supply for the Quad Cities.
1. Farm to Cafeteria:
2. Local seed Library:
3. Community Gardens:
4. Local Food Coop:
5. Annual Local Food Summit: Should we have this again?
Should we pick one or two issues/projects in Local Foods Initiative and
focus get to work?
6. Other Business:
-Food inc PACG Social Justice Movie Night Friday Feb 19th at the
Davenport UUC at 7pm.
-Local Foods Plan presentations for City Councils
-Exploring the possibility of City ordinances for backyard chickens (use
Iowa City ordinance as an example)
-BFBL Local Foods Valentine’s Breakfast, please consider attending, call
Rachel for tickets 309-721-3204
-A St. Ambrose College marketing class is going to develop a sample
media campaign for the PACG Local Foods Initiative.
* Next meeting March 3^rd 6:30pm at the Davenport Unitarian Church. *
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
PACG is energized to announce its newest forum, the Local Foods
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
-Local Food Coop
-Local Seed Exchange
-Annual Local Foods Summit
The first Annual PACG Local Foods Summit was September 26^th at
Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
*The Local Foods Initiative meets once a month on the first Wednesday of
the month at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Church.* 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@...
or Mitch Tollerud mitch@... <mailto:mitch@...>
Whether you can make the meeting or not, there is a new way to stay in
touch with the Local Foods Initiative. In an effort to keep in more
regular contact, we set up a Yahoo Group for the Local Foods Initiative.
This online forum allows us to continue our important work beyond the
meetings: sharing, learning, advocacy, project building, goal reaching
and more. Everyone is welcome to join.
To join the Local Foods Initiative Yahoo Group, go to: