“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....
Listen at the above link to hear a Radio NL interview with Addie de Candole about the movie happening tonight at TRU called Just Eat It, as well as about her involvement with Farm to School BC and the KFPC. Thanks Radio NL!Read More
Our next KFPC meeting will divert from the usual structure, December is a time to relax a bit and learn something new. We are going to be learning about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, an important set of goals that is still not well known. There will be lots of networking time as well!
As usual, it’s a potluck dinner, and the meeting will run from 5:30-8pm at Mt Paul Food Center at 140 Laburnum St on the north shore. Hope to see you there!
We had a blast at our AGM back in May, and realized we had forgotten to post it on our website, so here are the minutes and a few photos!Read More
We had a great meeting on Nov 2, as we learned more about the GE Free group, how ICS has purchased the Mt Paul United Church and will be converting it to a Good Food Center, and did a short exercise about how people use our website. We also learned about how JUMP has a new home at the old Cost Savers building and will be working with Ask Wellness, and a bit about how the organization started all of those years ago.
– Indoor Farmers’ market runs every Wednesday at the Sandman Center from 9:30am-1pm
– Breastfeeding Matters is having a milk drive on December 1st
– Mt Paul Fall Tea November 19th, served by Community Kitchens
– First Nations Agricultural Conference on Nov 16-17 at The Coast, call Grace 250-828-9844, or firstname.lastname@example.org to register, entrance is free