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Workshops for Food Processing Businesses

Do you have a small or emerging food business? Join our upcoming Market Validation Training workshops. These workshops are hosted in partnership with Kamloops Innovation, as part of the KFPC's Food Hub pilot project. Led by an experienced…
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Food Hub Meet & Greet

Network Meeting Summary September 4, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month ga7is (aw-iss)= dark clouds loom overhead before a storm Board Update - Last month's AGM brought in a new composition for our Board. Welcome to returning Directors,…

Food Hub Meet & Greet

September Network Meeting Join us on Wednesday, September 4, and meet some of the folks who are involved with the Food Hub Pilot Project. We're excited to introduce our new Food Hub Coordinator, Research Assistant, members of our Working…

KFPC Celebrating After BC Food Hub Network Announcement!

Since January 2019, the Kamloops Food Policy Council has been working with several representatives from various governments, Indigenous communities, and community organizations to bring food plans/policies to life. This project, funded through…
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Meet Our New Gleaning Coordinator!

We would like to introduce Mariana Guerra, who will be taking on the role of Gleaning Abundance Program Coordinator. Mariana hails from Mexico, and has a wealth of experience working with volunteers on various projects in Canada, Mexico, Peru,…

Summer Network Meeting ~ Cherries Galore, Organic Waste Collection & Climate Change Research

Network Meeting Summary July 3, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month (review) Weyt-k  (why-t-k).  _______ ren skwest = Hello. My name is _______ . Board Update - We're looking forward to the AGM in August! Please join us -- help us…

Nourish Feedback

Network Meeting Summary June 5, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month skwlúlecw (sku-loo-low)= mid-summer Board Update - Several grant applications have been submitted by the leadership team, which we are excited about. - Carole visited…
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Generous Gifts from the Community

Call it providence, karma, serendipity, or what you will, but sometimes just what you need shows up just when you need it . . . The Kamloops Food Policy Council has a couple of projects on the go at the Public Produce garden and  the Community…
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Celebrating Laura's Retirement -- With Both Roasting & Boasting!

Network Meeting Summary May 1, 2019 ~ Much gratitude to Addie de Candole for the beautiful photos ~ Celebrating Laura What a crowded hall it was on this special evening, a true testament to how many people Laura Kalina has impacted over…

Fine-Tuning the Vision and Examining Food Resilience in Northern Communities

Network Meeting Summary April 3, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month: sulénsem (sul-en-sum) = Flower Table Introductions: If you were asked to rate Kamloops' food system, what evidence would you use to do that? In other words, what activities,…

Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities & Our Ideal Food System Update - April Network Meeting

Rural Indigenous communities across northern Canada are experiencing high rates of food insecurity as a result of interconnected socio-cultural, economic and environmental challenges.  This research explores local food procurement activities…

McDonald Park Garden Collective

Perhaps you'd like to have a garden and grow your own food, BUT . . . you don't have access to a suitable plot of land you don't have tools you don't have enough knowledge to do it yourself you want to do it in a community of others…

Nourish Sneak Peek - Fish Bowl Style

Network Meeting Summary March 6, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month: Teyt (Tie-et) = hungry Circle Introductions: A project that gives me confidence we are moving in the right direction on household food insecurity is… When it comes…

Sneak Peek of Nourish Kamloops Forum

March Network Meeting In preparation for the upcoming Nourish event, our March meeting will be focusing on dialogue around the root causes of household food insecurity. We will be piloting a facilitation method that is held in the round,…

A Dash of Diversity Makes Gardening (and eating) More Fun!

As the saying goes - spring is just around the corner, and there's something in the air that makes me want to get out my seed packages and a bag of soil and plant something! In the 1980's, when I started gardening, shopping for seeds and…

Community Reconnect

Network Meeting Summary ~ February 6 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month: s7istk = winter; c7ístkten = winter home Table Introductions: Who was your most memorable teacher? KFPC Board Update Glenn and Joe addressed the decrease in accessible…
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February Network Meeting: Time to Reconnect

February Network Meeting February 6, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM Welcome back! We're looking forward to seeing everyone after the December/January break and, of course, enjoying our legendary potluck with you. Because it's been a while since…