“People and community groups working together ”
to build a community where all persons at all times have enough food for well-being.
GAP partners up volunteer pickers with private home owners to glean excess produce from their property. Pickers work in small groups and are sent by the coordinator to private yards to pick produce. Learn More >>
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Established as a not-for-profit organization, the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) acts as umbrella to 20-30 food- related associations in our area. KFPC emphasizes public education on food security issues as well as supports concrete food system programs, of which Public Produce is one. Public Produce is part of Community Food Action Program of the KFPC. In 2011, with the help of a City of Kamloops Social Planning Grant, KFPC brought Darrin Nordahl, author of “Public Produce” to speak to our community. http://www.darrinnordahl.com Soon after, the first public garden (Kamloops Public Produce ) was planted with a small grant from Interior Health Authority on an abandoned city lot in downtown Victoria Street. This pilot project was extraordinarily successful because of community engagement. It was a program that the city residents embraced, either volunteering time and/or by donating services. Commitment ranged from the United Way Day of Caring by the Royal Bank employees, to the installation of an irrigation system by Painless Underground Sprinklers, to help from such diverse institutions as the Kamloops Regional Correction Centre and the Stuart Wood Elementary School. Master Gardeners have always been an integral part of the Program, offering advice and expertise as well as help with maintenance. In 2012, The City of Kamloops initiated a permanent, accessible, non-gated organic Edible Demonstration Garden in McDonald Park on Kamloops north shore, a low- income neighborhood. Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) has a Letter of Understanding with the City of Kamloops to...
We have an exciting meeting coming up on Wednesday, Nov 4! We will begin with a special video about seed democracy, have a delicious potluck dinner, followed by our networking meeting and clean up.
4:30-5:15pm: Video about seed democracy (come early if you’re interested!)
We’ll be watching excerpts from a FOOD JUSTICE Forum that took place on the final day of “Food Justice from Seed to Market”, an event hosted by the Omega Centre for Sustainable Living from Oct 9-11, 2015. We will feature Dr. Vandana Shiva an environmental leader and ecofeminist, and Winona LaDuke, an orator and activist.
5:15-5:30pm: Potluck Dinner
5:30-7:30pm: Networking Meeting (focused on KFPC working groups)
7:30-8pm: Clean up
Remember if you have any Hot Topics that you want to discuss, please email Addie at adriennedecandole [at] gmail.com before Wednesday to get on the agenda.Read More
The Communities in Bloom is being held in Kamloops this week, and the next few days are packed with activities! Note that online registration is closed, but you can register at the door. All events take place in the Sandman Center (formerly ISC).
Events to note:
For more information and to check out the program, check out their website.Read More
Note the changed meeting time for this next meeting. The meeting will run from 5:30-7:30pm, with everyone helping to clean up from 7:30-8pm.
Important! If you have any “hot topics” that you would like to discuss for more than the 1 minute allocated to each member organization, please email adriennedecandole [AT] gmail.com to be added to the final agenda by Oct 5.
Hope to see you there!Read More