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ABOUT BACKYARD GARDENS - SCOTT COUNTY, IA
The ‘Backyard Chickens - Scott County, IA’ Meetup Group has expanded its scope and is now named ‘Backyard Gardens - Scott County, IA.’
Our focus will be on sharing knowledge, skills, and abilities related to growing food - gardening, permaculture, seed-saving, food preservation (canning, drying, freezing, freeze-drying), foraging, food forests, greenhouses, herbal remedies.
We plan to have monthly cookouts using backyard harvests when possible and end-of-season seed-sharing.
This is an an opportunity to meet "new friends over the garden gate."
Also we will be promoting bartering and trading food products and services. Our goal is to build a mutual support community.
We welcome any level of experience.
ABOUT BACKYARD CHICKENS - SCOTT COUNTY, IA
(Name of of former group)
This group is for anyone interested in raising chickens in Scott County, IA. It is primarily for Quad-City area and Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois residents, but anyone interested in backyard chickens is welcomed.
The emphasis will be on changing the local city ordinances that prohibit chickens.
Since Davenport recently passed an Urban Chicken Ordinance (08 Feb 2017; effective 27 Feb 2017), we can now focus on other cities in Scott County.
If anyone would like to take the lead for your city, we've done much of the ground work and will gladly provide help.
We have petition signatures for Bettendorf and combined signatures for other cities in Scott County.
Please contact us if you'd like to take the lead in your city.
This Meetup Group remains a forum to discuss raising chickens in the city.
We're looking forward to meeting like-minded people who practice self-reliance and enjoy country living in the city.
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