People and community groups working together

to build a community where all persons at all times have enough food for well-being.

Laura Kalina Given the Overlanders/Pioneer Spirit Award

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Laura Kalina Given the Overlanders/Pioneer Spirit Award

Laura Kalina Given the Overlanders/Pioneer Spirit Award


Our heartfelt congratulations go to Laura Kalina, founder of the KFPC, on a most well-deserved recognition of exemplary service by the City of Kamloops! The Overlanders/Pioneer Spirit Award is only presented in exceptional circumstances and for extraordinary accomplishments. The statue commemorates the arrival of the Overlanders in 1862 and depicts Catherine and Augustus Schubert and one of their seven children. It represents the pioneer spirit and the strength of character of those who built our community.

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Citizen Science on Pollinators – May 2 Network Meeting

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Citizen Science on Pollinators – May 2 Network Meeting

Citizen Science is a way of engaging the general public with and democratizing science. What makes citizen science dependable is the training and the following of protocols.

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Young Agrarians, Layer Mulching & So Much More!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Meetings | Comments Off on Young Agrarians, Layer Mulching & So Much More!

Young Agrarians, Layer Mulching & So Much More!

April 4, 2018 Network Meeting Summary

It was another fantastic Network Meeting on April 4th! There were several firsts: we tried out a new seating arrangement to accommodate our larger group sizes. Folks seemed to enjoy sitting in smaller groups at the tables because it was easier to get to know people better. Events and announcements were listed on poster paper for people to look at over dinner and will be included in the summaries after each meeting.  We were also thrilled to welcome ten people who were at the meeting for the first time!

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Community Seed Library Get-Together

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Community Seed Library Get-Together

Community Seed Library Get-Together


Community Seed Libraries are cropping up everywhere and we are very excited to be starting one here in Kamloops! Seed libraries can have many benefits to the community, including:

  • protecting genetic diversity
  • helping develop locally-adapted plant varieties
  • promoting self-reliance and public access to seed
  • contributing to public education about seed saving and the importance of biodiversity
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