Entries by Amanda

KFPC Food Security Awareness Campaign – Provincial Election

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has put into action several initiatives in order to bring a discussion about food policy into the forefront of the upcoming provincial election. Our campaign included the following: Six letters-to-the editor that highlight provincial government policy directions detailed in the BC Food Systems Network position paper. A questionnaire distributed to […]

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Public Produce Strategy Report

We’d like to encourage everyone to take a look at the Public Produce Strategic Report that some of our members were instrumental in developing. If you’re wondering about how the Kamloops Public Produce Project came to be, or where it’s going, many answers may be found in here!  There are many wild and wonderful things […]

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Thank You, City of Kamloops Social Planning Council!

In November, members of the Kamloops Food Policy Council put together a grant proposal on behalf of the Public Produce Project and submitted it to the City of Kamloops Social Planning Council. We recently received the good news that we have been allocated $3,000 to go toward running the Public Produce Project in its second […]

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Seedy Saturday 2012: A Grand Success!

I arrived at Sahali Mall at 9:15 on Saturday morning, Food Policy Council display board in hand, to a lineup of almost 30 people waiting outside the large room housing Seedy Saturday.  Seedy Saturday is an annual event held in late winter to facilitate a seed exchange between growers just as they are preparing to […]

Kamloops’ Agriculture Plan: Provide your input!

The City of Kamloops is asking for input as they develop the agricultural area plan. From their website: “An agricultural area plan focuses on a community’s farm area to discover practical solutions to issues and identify opportunities to strengthen farming and ultimately to contribute to agriculture and the community’s long-term sustainability. Through public consultation, an […]

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Food Security Questionnaire: Candidate Responses

We recently sent a letter on behalf of the Kamloops Food Policy Council to all mayoral and council candidates regarding their stance when it comes to issues surrounding food policy and food security in the region.  We asked the following questions: 1) What do you believe are priority actions for improving and maintaining the sustainability of […]