Entries by Adrienne de Candole

We’re Hiring – Summer Student!

Job Posting:Kamloops Food Action Summer Student The KFPC and the Farmers’ Market are hiring a summer student this year! The job is available to any full time students returning to school in the fall. The 10-week job will be 30 hours/week helping with the Gleaning Abundance Program and the Farmers’ Market. Email Sandra at gleaningabundance@gmail.com […]

Food Policy Through Collaboration

So much of the work in advancing local food policy is about relationships, partnerships, and collaborations across multiple sectors. A critical first step is to begin to reach out to people and develop relationships. Is there a community dietitian in your local health authority who can help connect you? Is there a food policy council […]

“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House

“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House Kamloops and the surrounding region have a long history of ranching, agriculture, and indigenous food systems, as well as developing innovative approaches for food and agriculture in urban and rural areas. One such idea is an all year round indoor food market called “Downtown at the […]

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May 1 Pesticide Free Orchard Workshop

This presentation focuses on the ingredients that create a healthy environment for a backyard orchard – soil management, water use, tree and small fruit nutrition and organic tree fruit management. Tamara will also discuss management of specific pathogens and pests of berry crops and tree fruits. Check out the post for more details! pesticide free […]

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Farm2School Meeting

Many of our KFPC board members attended a Farm2School meeting today to discuss the next steps of the program here in Kamloops. There was great energy and ideas being shared, and we at the KFPC are excited to be a part of this wonderful group of people! If you have any questions about the Farm […]

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$150,000 announced for the Seniors Community Kitchen!

Funding has been announced for the Centre for Seniors Information to update their kitchen to a fully functioning, large-scale community kitchen to create a hub for social inclusiveness and teach people about cooking, baking, canning and freezing food! The funding was provided by the BC Ministry of Health. (Photo: Laura Kalina, MLA Todd Stone, a volunteer, […]

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City’s Open House, May 26 & 30

The next stage of the City’s Food and Urban Agriculture Plan will involve public input. Head out to one of the two events to make your voice heard! For more information, visit the city’s website. Open House Information: Tues May 26, 4:30pm to 7pm, Northills Mall Sat May 30, 11am to 2pm, Interior Savings Centre – […]

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Real Estate Foundation Interior Dialogue

The Real Estate Foundation came to town, and asked a few of us Kamloopsians what we thought of the food system here in the Interior. So we told them! Here is the summary report from that discussion. Interior Summary Report 01.08.2015 The Real Estate Foundation has a wonderful grant program that funds many food security/sovereignty […]