“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. The current Public Produce site is located at McDonald Park on the North Shore, on the perimeter of the community garden. There is a second Public Produce site on the corner of Elm St and Tranquille that is currently under construction. 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....
We are going to be trying out a new format for this KFPC meeting, and will be highlighting one of our member organizations, Gardengate! We will have also have time to hear from the Kamloops Makerspace about their new chicken coop design, and from Marcia Dick about hosting Just Eat It as part of the Films for Change series. After dinner, there will be some time devoted to networking, so you will have time to talk to those people you may not have to chance to during regular meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting next week and letting us know what you think of the new structure.
Remember, the meeting starts at 5:30pm at Mt Paul United Church at 140 Laburnum St. It will be a potluck dinner as always!Read More
Here is the link to the CBC article:
The Kamloops Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is intended to guide the planning and implementation of transportation improvements over the next 10 to 20 years. Between now and 2035, our population is expected to grow from a population of 86,000 to 120,000. At the same time, the City has committed to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has set transportation related sustainability targets.
Public input is essential to ensure the final Transportation Master Plan is created and supported by community members and is adopted by Council.
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Here is the agenda for the upcoming meeting on Wednesday, August 3. Hope to see you there!Read More