People and community groups working together

to build a community where all persons at all times have enough food for well-being.

June 1 Minutes

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in 2016 Minutes, Minutes | Comments Off on June 1 Minutes

June 1 Minutes

We had a great meeting discussing the work of Farm to School over the last couple of years, and watched a video about Logan Lake’s microgreens program, it was amazing to see! We also learned that the KFPC has committed to supporting people who would like to get urban hens, as they are now legal! Hooray!

KFPC Networking Meeting June 1, 2016

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Logan Lake Farm to School Program!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Logan Lake Farm to School Program!

Check out this great video to learn more about what Logan Lake is doing to get their students to eat healthier and more locally!

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Bee a Citizen Scientist Workshop July 15-17

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Bee a Citizen Scientist Workshop July 15-17

‘Bee’ a Citizen Scientist

Friday – Sunday July 15, 16, 17

A three-day workshop with Lincoln Best.

Includes 2 days in the lab at TRU, plus 1 field day collecting, identifying and photographing native bees.

Cost $145, + participants should purchase Bumble Bees of North America, by Williams et al (Princeton Press); and The Bees in Your Back yard by Wilson & Carrill (Princeton Press). These are great books for novice bee enthusiasts and exceptional references for experts.

Contact Elaine Sedgman to register. Seats are limited – so register soon!

Lincoln Best has surveyed pollinator diversity in western Canada for almost 15 years and produced new data for more than 600 species while discovering new species in Canada.

Lincoln studied Zoology and Ecology at the University of Guelph and conducted graduate research at York University on the geographical distribution and genetics of the bees of British Columbia. He has also led field teams through Central and South East Asia, observing native bees in more than 10 countries.

Lincoln is passionate about floral/ bee relationships, especially the visitors to rare and unusual flowering plants in the Southern Interior.

Lincoln Best will also be presenting a public lecture at the Big Little Science Centre, Thursday July 14th, 7:00 pm.

Bee a Citizen Scientist

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Farm to School Celebration of Learning Event, May 10 2016

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Farm to School Celebration of Learning Event, May 10 2016

We had a wonderful showing of community groups at the Farm to School event a few weeks ago, and we wanted to say a big THANK YOU to them! The KFPC is a key partner in the Farm to School hub region of Kamloops, and its strength is based on our network. And our network is YOU!

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