“People and community groups working together ”
to build a community where all persons at all times have enough food for well-being.
GAP partners up volunteer pickers with private home owners to glean excess produce from their property. Pickers work in small groups and are sent by the coordinator to private yards to pick produce. Learn More >>
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Established as a not-for-profit organization, the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) acts as umbrella to 20-30 food- related associations in our area. KFPC emphasizes public education on food security issues as well as supports concrete food system programs, of which Public Produce is one. Public Produce is part of Community Food Action Program of the KFPC. In 2011, with the help of a City of Kamloops Social Planning Grant, KFPC brought Darrin Nordahl, author of “Public Produce” to speak to our community. http://www.darrinnordahl.com Soon after, the first public garden (Kamloops Public Produce ) was planted with a small grant from Interior Health Authority on an abandoned city lot in downtown Victoria Street. This pilot project was extraordinarily successful because of community engagement. It was a program that the city residents embraced, either volunteering time and/or by donating services. Commitment ranged from the United Way Day of Caring by the Royal Bank employees, to the installation of an irrigation system by Painless Underground Sprinklers, to help from such diverse institutions as the Kamloops Regional Correction Centre and the Stuart Wood Elementary School. Master Gardeners have always been an integral part of the Program, offering advice and expertise as well as help with maintenance. In 2012, The City of Kamloops initiated a permanent, accessible, non-gated organic Edible Demonstration Garden in McDonald Park on Kamloops north shore, a low- income neighborhood. Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) has a Letter of Understanding with the City of Kamloops to...
Here are the minutes from our April 6 meeting, it was small but productive! We got to hear about Glenn’s idea for an Adult Cook it Try it Like it program, Community Kitchens’ Food Fit program starting again in May, and good news that ALL of the community garden plots are full!Read More
Here is the agenda and poster for our upcoming AGM, spread word far and wide! We will be having some special guests, presentations about permaculture, the upcoming Wild Salmon Caravan, and an update on Farm to School. A reminder that it is a pot luck, so bring extra portions if you can!Read More
Walk for Peace, Environment and Social Justice is on Saturday, May 7th at the Farmers’ Market. Make sure to attend the market that day to join the walk and partake in the festivities!!Read More
Come one, come all!
Come out to our AGM on May 4th, there will be a summary of the last year’s activities from Laura Kalina, an introduction of the new board of directors, followed by a delicious pot luck dinner!
After dinner, we will hear from two local permaculture experts about companion planting, mulching, and learn how to grow a food forest.
Bring your seedlings from home to exchange or sell, and bring some cash to buy some local seedlings! Hope to see you there!Read More