“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...
Films For Change: Clean Energy and the Case for Hope
100% renewable can happen sooner than you think!
Are wind and solar too intermittent to provide most of our electricity? Is LNG really needed as a transition fuel? Will it be decades before electric vehicles affect the market for oil? If you think so, the next Films For Change event will have news for you!
The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA), Kamloops Chapter, presents a collection of very recent videos that illustrate how close we are to a clean energy transition. You’ll leave feeling hopeful, knowing that it’s possible to provide the world with 100% renewable energy in a few short decades. The evening is part of the monthly Films For Change series hosted by the TRU Sustainability Office.
Location: TRU Alumni Theatre, Clock Tower
When: Wednesday May 25, 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
Admission by donation.
A panel of local experts will share insights and answer questions about the videos.
Change is happening so fast in the clean energy sector that it’s hard to keep up. “Our group watched the videos together, and we all saw new information that was really exciting,” said Cheryl Kabloona, Chapter Chair.
The audience will hear from energy leaders Elon Musk (Tesla and Powerwall), Mark Jacobson (The Solutions Project) and former US Vice President Al Gore. We’ll see what Bloomberg New Energy predicts for electric vehicles and the demand for oil, and what two First Nations here in Western Canada are doing with renewable energy.
Recognizing that technology isn’t the whole picture, the evening will conclude with videos on social solutions and hope.
The BC Sustainable Energy Association is a non-profit organization that works with British Columbians to build a clean, renewable energy future. To learn more about it, please visit www.bcsea.org.Read More
Here are the minutes from our April 6 meeting, it was small but productive! We got to hear about Glenn’s idea for an Adult Cook it Try it Like it program, Community Kitchens’ Food Fit program starting again in May, and good news that ALL of the community garden plots are full!Read More
Here is the agenda and poster for our upcoming AGM, spread word far and wide! We will be having some special guests, presentations about permaculture, the upcoming Wild Salmon Caravan, and an update on Farm to School. A reminder that it is a pot luck, so bring extra portions if you can!Read More
Walk for Peace, Environment and Social Justice is on Saturday, May 7th at the Farmers’ Market. Make sure to attend the market that day to join the walk and partake in the festivities!!Read More