Posts made in January, 2018

Filipino Cuisine Workshop

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Filipino Cuisine Workshop

Filipino Cuisine Workshop

The first collaborative world cuisine workshop was such a success that Kamloops Immigrant Services and Kamloops Food Policy Council is hosting a Filipino Cuisine Workshop on January 24!

This workshop is FREE and you will learn how to make delectable Adobo and Pancit from scratch.

To register, contact Elizabeth Brown at communityconnection@kcris.ca or 778-470-6101.

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Knife Sharpening Workshop

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Knife Sharpening Workshop

Knife Sharpening Workshop

With new spaces opening up for this workshop, we are pleased to announce registration details for a Knife Sharpening Workshop with Lawrence Barichello.

January 20
2 – 4 PM
Mt Paul Community Food Centre

Bring a couple of knives to work on and a magnifying glass if you have one!

Register here.

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Microgreens Workshop

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Microgreens Workshop

Microgreens Workshop

Growing microgreens is a great way to get an extra boost of nutrition, add some homegrown pizzazz to your winter meals, and have fun watching things grow at the same time! Paul Denby, our local Farm to School microgreens expert, will show us his tried and true system on Sunday, January 28.

You can find out more or register here

 

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Farm to School Activities

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Our Stories | Comments Off on Farm to School Activities

Farm to School Activities

There is some amazing work and learning going on in local schools! Check out these videos from Shaw TV!

Arthur Hatton Elementary

Twin Rivers/Four Directions

Brock Middle School

 

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Paradise Lost

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Our Stories | Comments Off on Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Every harvest with the GAP has a story, some more memorable than others. Something stands out – the setting, the characters, or the plot – and in this case it is all three.

It was getting to the end of cherry season when an acquaintance called and asked if we could help out his elderly friend Joan, who was a bit overwhelmed and hadn’t been able to get her cherries picked. “They’re organic” he said. (We all know what that means – a little white worm in each and every cherry.) “I don’t know” I told him, “We’re really swamped right now”

“She has a Kootenay cover”, he said. My ears perked up. I had heard about Kootenay covers – special polyester fibre nets that are put over cherry trees to keep out the dreaded cherry fruit fly – but had never seen one in action. I immediately agreed to call her.

I recognized the property. The house is older and set back from the road, hardly visible behind a number of mature fruit trees. There is often a “Honey for Sale” sign at the end of the driveway.  There was much more there, however, than I realized. It appeared to be a once-thriving orchard with numerous mature apple and pear trees, as well as apricots, plums, grapevines, raspberries, and a large overgrown vegetable garden plot. Several dilapidated outbuildings, piles of rusting tools, and an old apple press completed the picture.

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