People and community groups working together

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

Grow Your Own Food course at the TRU Horticulture Gardens

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Date: May 8 – June 10, 2014
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 8pm
Cost: $275
Instructor: Maria Valana
Location: TRU Horticulture House #10 & Greenhouse

Do you want to grow your own food, but don\’t know where to start? Well then, this is the course for you. Come experience the joy of learning how to grow your favourite vegetables and herbs under the guidance of professional gardener and educator Maria Valana who is thrilled to be sharing her passion with you. During this 20-hour course you can expect to learn about garden planning, soil health, seed starting, transplanting, weed management, watering and organic pest control. This course has been specifically designed to be 50% hands-on learning to help solidify the knowledge acquired during class time. By the end of this course you will learn all this is necessary to start, maintain, and eat from your own garden.

For more information on course dates, times, and cost please email communityu@tru.ca

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Eat Your Yard Kamloops!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Eat Your Yard Kamloops!

Eat Your Yard Kamloops, April 2014How to Start your Permaculture Garden

Learn the Essentials of Permaculture Design
and the building blocks for an Edible Garden!

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Horticulture Horizons

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Horticulture Horizons

horticulture horizons posterSaturday, April 5, 2014
Alumni Theatre in the Clocktower
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC

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Search for Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in News | Comments Off

The Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) is searching for a Urban Agriculture Coordinator for the 2014 growing / gleaning season.  The Urban Agriculture Coordinator coordinates urban agriculture projects as part of the KFPC’s Community Food Action Program.  Our main current project is the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP). The Urban Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for community development including recruiting and coordinating volunteers and building and maintaining strong relationships with project partners and the wider community, developing experiential education opportunities for volunteers and the community and program promotion and administration.  For more details about this position please see the job description.

If you are interested in applying for the position please send a email to gleaningabundance[at]gmail.com with Urban Agriculture Coordinator in the subject line.  Please include a cover letter explaining how you would create community engagement for GAP and include a copy of your resume.  All files should in a PDF format.   Application deadline is March 20th, 2014.

 

 

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