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!
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 offood production!
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!
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.
The mission of the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) is to be an open, welcoming network that fosters and strengthens the Kamloops region community food system by working collaboratively to influence policy, share knowledge, stimulate dialogue, catalyze action, and initiate project partnerships.