The Quad City Food Forest has scheduled an awesome lineup of entertainment for its fundraiser, coming April 18, 2015. The event will raise money for plants and supplies for The Blackhawk Gardens Community Food Forest in Davenport, Iowa. Food, drawings, an auction, plant sales, massages, and more are all part of the fun in this […]
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Edible forest movement grows in Iowa: Qu...
By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine Rhonda Dunn is interested in growing food, but not the way her mother gardened. “She’d till every spring and hoe it and weed it,” said Dunn, an Iowa City nurse practitioner. “That was the way she knew and it worked for her, but I don’t want to be out hoeing […]
Community food forest taking root in the...
Chris Rice points to a community food forest growing near Monmouth, Ill., as evidence of an idea that works. The forest, with shagbark hickory, hazelnuts, walnuts, pawpaws, American persimmons and more, was planted in 1967. As the concept finally spreads across the United States, the time is now to see a similar idea take root […]
Tour an edible forest
MONMOUTH, ILL. – Why does the president of the Iowa Nut Growers Association live in Illinois? Chris Rice, who is organizing a tour of Gary Fernald’s property near Monmouth, Ill., said it’s because Fernald’s climate is closer to Iowa’s than that of southern Illinois, which makes up most of the Illinois Nut Growers Association. The […]