Posts by Sandra Frangiadakis

A Sharp Way to Spend a Saturday Afternoon!

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in News, Our Stories | Comments Off on A Sharp Way to Spend a Saturday Afternoon!

A Sharp Way to Spend a Saturday Afternoon!

A big thank-you to Lawrence for inviting us into his workshop and spending his Saturday afternoon guiding us through the process of taking apart, cleaning, sharpening, and putting back together our shears and clippers! The best thing is that I now feel confident enough to take a tool apart and put it back together on my own. It was super fun and the results were amazing! Check out the before and after pics below.

 

 

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in News, Our Stories | Comments Off on Many Hands Make Light Work

Many Hands Make Light Work

The inaugural seed packaging party for our new Community Seed Library was a great success! Thanks to Sam, Haley, Lindsay, Marie, and Michelle for your time and your ideas! They filled and labelled dozens of seed envelopes in preparation for this Saturday’s Green Living Expo. Come and check out the KFPC display at the Expo and become a Seed Library member to take home some of our seeds.

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

We are happy to once again be able to offer a fruit tree pruning workshop with Greg Houghton this Sunday, March 18, from 1-4 pm. Come out and learn the basics and practice under Greg’s expert supervision.

** This workshop is FULL **

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Sharpen Up

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Our Stories | Comments Off on Sharpen Up

Sharpen Up

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has been hosting a variety of educational activities related to food. Our most recent offering was a knife-sharpening workshop.

Learn how to sharpen your knives . . . it sounds simple enough – right? A few pointers on getting the angle right – some brushing up on your technique. As I discovered, there’s a bit more to it than that . . .

First of all, I found out the steel rod thing I’ve been using at home isn’t even meant for sharpening – it’s just for removing tiny burrs on the blade between sharpenings. You need a stone for real sharpening (of which there are many choices – diamond stone, water stone, oil stone, ceramic stone), any of which can be called a whetstone because they are used for sharpening, or “whetting” as it was once known. To add to the confusion, a water stone is sometimes called a wet stone, which of course, sounds just like whetstone.

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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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