Upcoming Events

Kamloops Tournament Ranch

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | Comments Off

What do you think about the expansion plans for the Tournament Capital Ranch? Since some of the land is part of the ALR, there are ideas about supporting sustainable farming on the ranch, including incubator farm for new farmers and an agriculture trade show and events center. We like those ideas!

Talk to the city at the farmers’ market booths on August 6 and 9, at an open house on August 14, or through their online survey. Go to the city’s website for more information.

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McDonald Park Painting Party!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Public Produce Program, Upcoming Events | Comments Off

There is a brand new gazebo at the McDonald Park Public Produce site, and we need all of the help we can get to stain it! The event will be both July 29 and July 31 from 8am-1pm, let Shelaigh know when you can make it! Refreshments will be provided.

See the attached PDF for Shelaigh’s contact information and event details.

Painting Party

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Workshop on Water Harvesting for Home and Farm Use on July 6

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Workshop on Water Harvesting for Home and Farm Use on July 6

Water harvesting Kamloops 2014-1Shelaigh Garson is delivering a workshop on water harvesting on July 6.  See attached poster for further information.  Water Harvesting Workshop Kamloops 2014

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Upcoming Meetings and Minutes

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Upcoming Meetings and Minutes

KFPC-logoLast night, June 18, there was a KFPC Board meeting followed by a potluck supper and then a Networking Meeting.  Minutes of these two meetings have been posted to the minutes section of this site (About Us>Minutes)  These meetings reflect our new governance model adopted recently at our Annual General Meeting. At the networking meeting a schedule for upcoming meetings was discussed, as well as the format for the networking meeting.

 

 

The consensus was that:

  • we will meet the first Wednesday of the month including summer months at Mt. Paul United Church
  • we will start with a potluck supper at 6:15
  • networking meeting begins at 6:30
  • two volunteer members will plan the agenda and facilitate the discussion
  • next meeting will be Weds, July 2, Shelaigh Garson and Rob Wright will be the facilitators
  • the KFPC board will meet before the networking meetings at 5:15.  These meetings are open to all members.
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Gardengate Produce Sales Start July 21!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Gardengate Produce Sales Start July 21!

gardengate_posterHere is the poster!  Gardengate Produce Sales 2014

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Farm2Chef to be recognized for Public Produce support on June 25 at MacDonald Park

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Farm2Chef to be recognized for Public Produce support on June 25 at MacDonald Park

farm2chefMeet Farm2Chefs Collaborative member and Terra Restaurant chef/owner David Tombs and Master Gardener Elaine Sedgman at MacDonald Park Public Produce Garden on Wednesday June 25th at 11:00 am.  Try some currant & bergamot tea prepared from the garden & nosh on some muffins & strawberries.

Elaine will present David with the newly printed Public Produce, Growing Food in Public Spaces: A Start Up Guide that the Collaborative funded.  David & Elaine will then take you for a tour around the garden to talk about the possibilities and potential of Public Produce within city landscapes.

Elaine Sedgman conducted two years of research for the Kamloops Food Policy Council to write the eighty page guide on how to grow Public Produce (edible landscaping on public land).   Darrin Nordahl, author of Public Produce (2009), whose visit to Kamloops in 2011 inspired Kamloops to try growing food on public land, considers this start up guide as definitive.

The guide includes a brief history of Public Produce in the City of Kamloops, a plan on how to develop and maintain a Public Produce project and a detailed guide for preventative integrated pest management. It incorporates many of Elaine’s own photographs and graphic drawings. The appendix includes resources, a bibliography, planting plans for city snack stops and a comprehensive recommended plant matrix for public produce in the southern interior. The guide is also available on this website in the KFPC documents under the resources link.

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