“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...
Here is the FINAL agenda for our next KFPC meeting on April 6! It will be held at Mt Paul United Church, from 5:30-8pm. There will be a few copies of the agenda, but please have access to it (either by printing it out or have it on your phone) for the meeting so you can easily follow along. It is a potluck dinner like always, hope to see you there!Read More
“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House
Kamloops and the surrounding region have a long history of ranching, agriculture, and indigenous
food systems, as well as developing innovative approaches for food and agriculture in urban and
rural areas. One such idea is an all year round indoor food market called “Downtown at the Market”.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)
Terra Restaurant, 326 Victoria St., Kamloops.Read More
This presentation focuses on the ingredients that create a healthy environment for a backyard orchard – soil management, water use, tree and small fruit nutrition and organic tree fruit management. Tamara will also discuss management of specific pathogens and pests of berry crops and tree fruits.
Check out the post for more details!