Upcoming Events

City of Kamloops Transportation Master Plan

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on City of Kamloops Transportation Master Plan

The Kamloops Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is intended to guide the planning and implementation of transportation improvements over the next 10 to 20 years. Between now and 2035, our population is expected to grow from a population of 86,000 to 120,000. At the same time, the City has committed to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has set transportation related sustainability targets.

Public input is essential to ensure the final Transportation Master Plan is created and supported by community members and is adopted by Council.

Survey Length: 15 minutes

Take the survey here!

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Casual Garlic Festival, July 31st

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Casual Garlic Festival, July 31st

Casual Garlic Festival, July 31st
SUNDAY JULY 31st 11:30-2:00pm

KNOX 8624 Westsyde Road

Come and enjoy a friendly appy brunch where we can share garlic recipes and harvest some of the garlic in the garden. 

  • Bring a garlic or not-so -garlic appy for the brunch. 
  • Water, lemonade and/or iced tea will be available. 
  • Bring a garlic recipe, which will be put on the computer to share with everyone. 
  • Bring lawn chairs and something to put your picked and stemmed garlic into.

We are hoping to have someone to speak about the harvesting and growing of garlic…. and possibly a short planning session to make this an annual event.

Please RSVP Heather at tellheath@hotmail.com if you can attend…

Park on the top field for easier departure.

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July 6 Minutes

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in 2016 Minutes, Minutes, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on July 6 Minutes

Here are the minutes from our July 6 meeting, it was a great conversation with hot topics including the new provincial program BC Food Works and a local social enterprise. Read the minutes for more information!

KFPC Meeting Minutes July 6, 2016

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Edible Garden Tour is on Saturday July 9th!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Edible Garden Tour is on Saturday July 9th!

Edible Garden Tour is on Saturday July 9th!

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This is not your average garden tour! We love flowers, but come and see what else some local gardeners are growing in their back (and front) yards! You will be inspired and amazed by what these local growers are up to!

This year’s tour will take you to four locations in Raleigh. Expect to see bees, berries, backyard chickens, mushroom cultivation, water harvesting and a lot of food production!

Go to the Gleaning Abundance website for more details!

July 9, 2016,   9:30am – 12:30pm, $10.00

Call 250-851-6111 to register, or send us a message at info@gleaningabundance.com

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Logan Lake Farm to School Program!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Logan Lake Farm to School Program!

Check out this great video to learn more about what Logan Lake is doing to get their students to eat healthier and more locally!

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Bee a Citizen Scientist Workshop July 15-17

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Bee a Citizen Scientist Workshop July 15-17

‘Bee’ a Citizen Scientist

Friday – Sunday July 15, 16, 17

A three-day workshop with Lincoln Best.

Includes 2 days in the lab at TRU, plus 1 field day collecting, identifying and photographing native bees.

Cost $145, + participants should purchase Bumble Bees of North America, by Williams et al (Princeton Press); and The Bees in Your Back yard by Wilson & Carrill (Princeton Press). These are great books for novice bee enthusiasts and exceptional references for experts.

Contact Elaine Sedgman to register. Seats are limited – so register soon!

emsedgman@gmail.com

Lincoln Best has surveyed pollinator diversity in western Canada for almost 15 years and produced new data for more than 600 species while discovering new species in Canada.

Lincoln studied Zoology and Ecology at the University of Guelph and conducted graduate research at York University on the geographical distribution and genetics of the bees of British Columbia. He has also led field teams through Central and South East Asia, observing native bees in more than 10 countries.

Lincoln is passionate about floral/ bee relationships, especially the visitors to rare and unusual flowering plants in the Southern Interior.

Lincoln Best will also be presenting a public lecture at the Big Little Science Centre, Thursday July 14th, 7:00 pm.

Bee a Citizen Scientist

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