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Want to get involved in food action in Kamloops? There are many opportunities to hone your skills and explore your interests with the KFPC and our network. We value everyone’s contributions no matter how big or small.

We are working together to grow a regenerative food system for Kamloops by building community capacity around food through programs, policy, and partnerships.

  • Gleaning Abundance Program

    Join the harvest! Need help with picking your fruit? Want to help pick? We share the abundance with residents, volunteers and community groups.

    Join the GAP

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Mon
Soapmaking Workshop @ TBA
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
Soapmaking Workshop @ TBA

This event is FREE

Learn how to make your own soap.

There is limited spaces available.

This event is not suitable for small children, but well-behaved children who are 12 or older may attend provided their guardian keeps them on a short leash.

Location is at Lawrence’s house in Brock. Register and he will send you the address.

REGISTRATION:

cognitoforms.com/Crafts4/Register

Hope to see you there.

Feb
27
Wed
SEED: The Untold Story @ TRU Alumni Theatre (Clocktower)
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Part of the Films for Change series
Sponsored by TRU’s Office of Environment and Sustainability
A panel discussion to follow the screening | Admission by donation

Doors open at 6:30

Mar
9
Sat
Science of Soil @ The Living Arts Studio
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Science of Soil @ The Living Arts Studio

Day long workshop presentation by Kent Watson BSc, MSc. Join us in learning all about the how & why of soil formation from geology to micro ecosystems. See attatched poster for details and registration. Come learn with us!

Featured Non-Profit at EDGE OF THE KNIFE (SGAAWAAY K’UUNA) @ Paramount Theatre
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Featured Non-Profit at EDGE OF THE KNIFE (SGAAWAAY K’UUNA) @ Paramount Theatre

March 9, 2019 @ 5 PM
Kamloops Film Fest

KFPC will have a display table as the featured non-profit with the screening of EDGE OF THE KNIFE (SGAAWAAY K’UUNA)

After causing the accidental death of a friend’s son at an annual fishing retreat off Haida Gwaii, Adiits’ii (Tyer York) falls into a tailspin and retreats to the wilderness, plagued by guilt. In the throes of insanity, Adiits’ii transforms into the supernatural being Gaagiixid, returning to the following year’s fishing retreat.

In Haida with subtitles.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbOw5Nuq2U

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7740572/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Website: http://www.isuma.tv/members/edge-of-knife

Awards:

Winner of Best BC Film, Best Canadian Feature Film and Most Popular Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

Other Awards at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8947034/awards?ref_=tt_awd

Mar
10
Sun
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop @ TBA
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop @ TBA

Sunday, March 10
1 – 3:30 PM

A well-pruned fruit tree is both beautiful and productive. Learn the basics of when, why, and how to prune your trees, and get some hands-on practice under expert supervision. You’ll go away with the skills and confidence to tackle your own pruning jobs. Greg Houghton has 33 years in the horticulture business, is an ISA Certified arborist and has conducted dozens of workshops on pruning.

Bring gloves, a pair of good sharp pruning clippers, and a tree saw if you have one. The workshop will take place in a local backyard. The exact location will be sent to participants once they have registered.

Mar
29
Fri
Nourish @ TRU
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Nourish @ TRU

March 29, 2019
8 AM to 4:30 PM

A core team of concerned organizations has been working collectively to host a dialogue on this issue to identify strategic and coordinated actions, advocacy, and research that could have an impact on reducing household food insecurity.

OUR MISSION IS TO:
SHIFT the dialog and debate on the problem of household food insecurity
ALIGN local and regional actors in food security around what works
INSPIRE local and regional actors to engage in poverty reduction and advocacy

The 2019 Nourish Program will provide an opportunity for participants to learn how their initiatives link to other community members’ work, to provincial advocacy and a national vision for addressing the root causes of household food insecurity.

We will be highlighting two main topics areas:
~ Understanding the links between decolonization and food security
~ Poverty as one of the root causes of food insecurity

We don’t want cost to be a barrier to for anyone interested in attending, but it would be greatly appreciated if you, or your organization, can support this work by providing a donation ($15 – $40). Registration deadline is March 22, 2019.

TRU Campus

For more details, visit the Nourish website: nourishkamloops.org
#nourishkamloops

  • The Kamloops Food Policy Council, based in Kamloops, BC Canada, is on the traditional, unceded territory of the Secwepemc people who nourished themselves and this land for millenia.

    This ancient gathering place, where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet is called T’kemlups in the Secwepemc language, Secwepemctsin. This land is called Secwepemculecw.

    Every month at our potlucks we speak a new Secwepemc word together. For December, the word is swucwt (swoo-kt) = snow.

Sponsors

We could not do the important work we do without the support of our generous sponsors:

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia