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Search for Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in News | Comments Off

The Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) is searching for a Urban Agriculture Coordinator for the 2014 growing / gleaning season.  The Urban Agriculture Coordinator coordinates urban agriculture projects as part of the KFPC’s Community Food Action Program.  Our main current project is the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP). The Urban Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for community development including recruiting and coordinating volunteers and building and maintaining strong relationships with project partners and the wider community, developing experiential education opportunities for volunteers and the community and program promotion and administration.  For more details about this position please see the job description.

If you are interested in applying for the position please send a email to gleaningabundance[at]gmail.com with Urban Agriculture Coordinator in the subject line.  Please include a cover letter explaining how you would create community engagement for GAP and include a copy of your resume.  All files should in a PDF format.   Application deadline is March 20th, 2014.

 

 

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Community Garden Maps and Charts

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Chandra KC has used her skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to analyse the relationships between the neighbourhoods that community gardeners reside in and the community garden location they garden in.  This information is helping Interior Community Services manage the Community Garden program on behalf of the City of Kamloops.  Using a list of gardens with the corresponding postal code of each gardener, GIS is used to analyze the information and map and summarize the results.

This type of mapping and analysis can be undertaken for any list of postal codes associated with a program.  Unlike street addresses, postal codes are non-identifying information.  If you wish to contact Chandra KC regarding these products, use the contact link on this website and the email will be forwarded to her.  Attached are some of the products prepared by Chandra KC.

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Community Gardens Registration

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Community Gardens Registration

Spaces are available in Community Gardens in 2014!  Click on poster for details.

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Next Meeting – Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00 PM at Mount Paul United Church

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off

Next Meeting – Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00 PM at Mount Paul United Church

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