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Why We’re Switching to a Quarters Model

KFPC Customer Discovery Survey

Kamloops Food Policy Council’s Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP) is trying something new. We’re switching from a thirds model to a quarters model. What does this mean, you ask? It means that we’re starting up a social enterprise to help subsidize our operation!
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Edamame and Kiwano

One of the awesome things about a seed library is that it attracts  generous people who love to grow unusual fruit and vegetables. Ann-Marie Hunter is thrilled with the soybean varieties she’s been growing, and wanted to share them, so she contacted us about donating some to our library. Of course we said, “Yes, Please!”

CC photo by Jessica Lucia

We are also awaiting a donation of some kiwano (horned melon) seeds. I turns out they are not only beautiful to behold, but are packed with antioxidants and have a lot of health benefits.

Sharing seed is the best way to ensure that unusual or heirloom varieties continue to survive and thrive. The more people growing them, the better the chance they have. A small amount of seed can go a long way – the estimated return on a bean seed is 120/1!

For more information, check out the Seed Library page on our website or look for us this summer and fall at the Farmers Market and other local events.

June Bounty – Kamloops Food Policy Council Partnerships at Work.

The KFPC is a network of groups and individuals who value our local food assets and don’t mind sharing! The Mount Paul Community Food Centre often has volunteer groups come to help out in their garden. Today’s crew harvested beautiful strawberries and then sat in the shade to cool off and enjoy some.

Some of the amazing, fresh-picked strawberries along with vitamin and mineral-packed organic spinach donated by Gardengate – ready to be washed and used in the Mount Paul kitchen. What would you make . . . ?

 

We’re Hiring a Social Enterprise Coordinator!

 

 

 

This is a One-Year Contract Position (subject to budgetary approval), which commences June 4, 2018, and could potentially be extended at the end of the contract.

Approximately 15 hrs per week at $25.00 per hour

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Pollen Pants, Hairy Belly Pollinators, and We’re Hiring!

Network Meeting Summary – May 2, 2018

Board Updates
Congratulations to Laura Kalina for being recognized by the City of Kamloops with the Overlander/Pioneer Spirit Award! This is a rare award, last given four years ago. Read more

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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.

 

 

We’re Hiring!: Gleaning Abundance Program Leader

Seasonal, Full Time for 8 weeks

July 2 – August 26, 2018, 30 hours/week at $15/hour

This position is open to a full-time university student who attended the 2017/18 school year and is returning to school full time in September for the 2018/19 year, and who will be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
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We’re Hiring! Social Enterprise Program Leader

Seasonal, Full Time for 8 weeks

July 9 – August 31, 2018, 30 hours/week at $15/hour

This position is open to a full-time university student who attended the 2017/18 school year and is returning to school full time in September for the 2018/19 year, and who will be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.

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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.

Mt. Paul Community Food Centre Has So Much to Offer

Check out this new video (you can also click on the photo) that was released on Shaw. It showcases the various partnerships and programs that are offered through the Mt. Paul Community Food Centre. We’re so pleased to be a part of the Centre and the many things happening there!