Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners Association and the Horticulture Program at TRU are excited to bring Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist Lori Weidenhammer to Kamloops for a free presentation Saturday, March 11th 9:00 am, TRU International Building room 1015.
Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver performance-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Saskatchewan. For the past several years she has been appearing as the persona Madame Beespeaker, reviving the tradition of “telling the bees”. As a food security volunteer and activist Weidenhammer works with students of all ages on growing plants for bees. This work is featured in her book Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees. She is passionate about art that that transforms the relationship between the artist and the viewer and creates community bonds.
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Listen at the above link to hear a Radio NL interview with Addie de Candole about the movie happening tonight at TRU called Just Eat It, as well as about her involvement with Farm to School BC and the KFPC. Thanks Radio NL!Read More
Join Gardengate for their 11th Annual Pumpkins of Light Festival! It’s a fun and free event where you’ll wander down a spooky path illuminated by hundreds of Jack O’Lanterns carved by the Kamloops community.
Family and kid friendly!
Refreshments are limited so come early!
We are hosting a seed cleaning workshop at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 22nd! The market runs from 8am-12pm on the 200 block of St Paul Street. Share the event with all of your friends, and we hope to see you there!Read More
Half a Million People Experience Food Insecurity in British Columbia, Says New Report
Northern British Columbia Especially Vulnerable
TORONTO, August 31, 2016 — Almost half a million British Columbians experienced some level of household food insecurity in 2011-2012, according to a new report from PROOF, a research group based at the University of Toronto.
Drawing on data from Statistic Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey, the report finds over one in ten B.C. households struggling to put food on the table in 2011-12. Families with children under the age of 18 were at an even greater risk of food insecurity, with one in six B.C. children living in a food insecure household.
Here are the minutes from August 3rd networking meeting.Read More