“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...
We had a great meeting discussing the work of Farm to School over the last couple of years, and watched a video about Logan Lake’s microgreens program, it was amazing to see! We also learned that the KFPC has committed to supporting people who would like to get urban hens, as they are now legal! Hooray!Read More
Check out this great video to learn more about what Logan Lake is doing to get their students to eat healthier and more locally!Read More
‘Bee’ a Citizen Scientist
Friday – Sunday July 15, 16, 17
A three-day workshop with Lincoln Best.
Includes 2 days in the lab at TRU, plus 1 field day collecting, identifying and photographing native bees.
Cost $145, + participants should purchase Bumble Bees of North America, by Williams et al (Princeton Press); and The Bees in Your Back yard by Wilson & Carrill (Princeton Press). These are great books for novice bee enthusiasts and exceptional references for experts.
Contact Elaine Sedgman to register. Seats are limited – so register soon!
Lincoln Best has surveyed pollinator diversity in western Canada for almost 15 years and produced new data for more than 600 species while discovering new species in Canada.
Lincoln studied Zoology and Ecology at the University of Guelph and conducted graduate research at York University on the geographical distribution and genetics of the bees of British Columbia. He has also led field teams through Central and South East Asia, observing native bees in more than 10 countries.
Lincoln is passionate about floral/ bee relationships, especially the visitors to rare and unusual flowering plants in the Southern Interior.
Lincoln Best will also be presenting a public lecture at the Big Little Science Centre, Thursday July 14th, 7:00 pm.Read More
We had a wonderful showing of community groups at the Farm to School event a few weeks ago, and we wanted to say a big THANK YOU to them! The KFPC is a key partner in the Farm to School hub region of Kamloops, and its strength is based on our network. And our network is YOU!Read More