Learn to Make Lip Balm and Zinc Ointment

If you can make a cup of coffee you can make your own lip balm — it is that easy. Come and see how it is done and bring home a stick for yourself. I make a simple stick with only three ingredients — no scent, no colour, no flavour — but with what you learn, you can doctor up your own batches however you like.

This event is free.

Please register here:

and I will send you the address

Soapmaking Workshop

This event is FREE

Learn how to make your own soap.

There is limited spaces available.

This event is not suitable for small children, but well-behaved children who are 12 or older may attend provided their guardian keeps them on a short leash.

Location is at Lawrence’s house in Brock. Register and he will send you the address.



Hope to see you there.

Science of Soil

Day long workshop presentation by Kent Watson BSc, MSc. Join us in learning all about the how & why of soil formation from geology to micro ecosystems. See attatched poster for details and registration. Come learn with us!

Family Day Festival

February 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM
KFPC and Farm to School will have information tables set up!

The Tournament Capital Centre will transform into a FREE festival for families with children of all ages!

Get creative with arts and crafts, have your face painted, learn about all things science, try new sports, and play musical instruments; there will be something for everyone!

Think sustainably, and don’t forget to bring your own eco bags from home to carry all your goodies in.

The Kamloops Food Bank will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at the door.


March 9, 2019 @ 5 PM
Kamloops Film Fest

KFPC will have a display table as the featured non-profit with the screening of EDGE OF THE KNIFE (SGAAWAAY K’UUNA)

After causing the accidental death of a friend’s son at an annual fishing retreat off Haida Gwaii, Adiits’ii (Tyer York) falls into a tailspin and retreats to the wilderness, plagued by guilt. In the throes of insanity, Adiits’ii transforms into the supernatural being Gaagiixid, returning to the following year’s fishing retreat.

In Haida with subtitles.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbOw5Nuq2U

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7740572/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Website: http://www.isuma.tv/members/edge-of-knife


Winner of Best BC Film, Best Canadian Feature Film and Most Popular Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

Other Awards at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8947034/awards?ref_=tt_awd

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Sunday, March 10
1 – 3:30 PM

A well-pruned fruit tree is both beautiful and productive. Learn the basics of when, why, and how to prune your trees, and get some hands-on practice under expert supervision. You’ll go away with the skills and confidence to tackle your own pruning jobs. Greg Houghton has 33 years in the horticulture business, is an ISA Certified arborist and has conducted dozens of workshops on pruning.

Bring gloves, a pair of good sharp pruning clippers, and a tree saw if you have one. The workshop will take place in a local backyard. The exact location will be sent to participants once they have registered.

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March 29, 2019
8 AM to 4:30 PM

A core team of concerned organizations has been working collectively to host a dialogue on this issue to identify strategic and coordinated actions, advocacy, and research that could have an impact on reducing household food insecurity.

SHIFT the dialog and debate on the problem of household food insecurity
ALIGN local and regional actors in food security around what works
INSPIRE local and regional actors to engage in poverty reduction and advocacy

The 2019 Nourish Program will provide an opportunity for participants to learn how their initiatives link to other community members’ work, to provincial advocacy and a national vision for addressing the root causes of household food insecurity.

We will be highlighting two main topics areas:
~ Understanding the links between decolonization and food security
~ Poverty as one of the root causes of food insecurity

We don’t want cost to be a barrier to for anyone interested in attending, but it would be greatly appreciated if you, or your organization, can support this work by providing a donation ($15 – $40). Registration deadline is March 22, 2019.

TRU Campus

For more details, visit the Nourish website: nourishkamloops.org

SEED: The Untold Story

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Part of the Films for Change series
Sponsored by TRU’s Office of Environment and Sustainability
A panel discussion to follow the screening | Admission by donation

Doors open at 6:30


Knife-Sharpening Workshop

Are you tired of dull knives? Come out and and hone your sharpening skills at this Kamloops Food Policy Council fun, hands-on workshop!

Lawrence Barichello will demonstrate and guide us through some basic principles of sharpening. He will also discuss how to flatten and maintain sharpening stones. We will have a number of different stones and tools to work with, so everyone can practice with a variety of equipment.

Bring along a couple of knives to work on, any stones you have, and if you can, a magnifying glass so you can get a really good look at the surfaces we’ll be working on!

December Network Meeting: Next Level Food System Visioning & Agricultural Panel Discussion

We’re looking forward to continuing to build on the inspiring energy and ideas that came out of November’s network meeting discussion about what an ideal food system looks like to you. The first half of the network meeting will be devoted to furthering this discussion.

In October, we heard from new entrants to the food system. December’s agricultural panel discussion will allow us to hear about what is working well and what challenges are being faced by longstanding farmers and ranchers in our region. We’re grateful to hear from Ted Blackwell and his daughter, Laura Hunter (Blackwell Dairy), Jimmy Dhaliwal (M & J Dhaliwal Green Farm), and John Greenall (John and Judy Greenall, livestock), as they discuss regenerative food systems/agriculture, supply management and the impact of the recently negotiated U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.

** Please note that the potluck dinner will be starting at 5:40 to accommodate our very full program. Please bring a dish to share! **