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Investing in Seed Security

Check out this press release from the Ministry of Agriculture. It's great to see our governments investing in our food security and supporting local farmers with equipment, skills training and financial support.

Regenerative Agriculture & Food Systems

Network Meeting Summary October 3, 2018 Board Update - Laura Kalina The first meeting with the new Board happened in September and it was the biggest Board meeting yet, which is very exciting. Carole is doing an excellent job chairing.…

Exciting Additions to Our Local Food System!

October Network Meeting - Panel Discussion October 3, 2018 The Community Spotlight for our October Network Meeting will feature new and innovative participants in our local food system. It's exciting to see what people are starting up…
Felted Salmon Roe

The Power of Story: Trout Children with Kukpi Ron Ignace

  Network Meeting Summary September 5, 2018 To start things off, a warm welcome was given to new Board members Lindsay Harris, Glenn Hilke, Joe Killoran, and Sian Lewis, , as well as returning Board members Carole Hebden, Laura Kalina,…
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Help Us to Call the Salmon Home

Join us for our September network meeting as we prepare for the 2018 Wild Salmon Caravan parade on September 29th in Chase! Kukpi Ron Ignace will share the Secwepemc Trout Children story with us and we'll have an art project to keep your…
Barb Lundstrom
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SHOP Volunteers Cooking Up a Storm

It's always a pleasure to stop by the SHOP kitchen on Thursday mornings. The volunteers there cook up a delicious, nutritious meal for some of our communities most disadvantaged women and give them extra food to put in their packs. They rescue…
McDonald Park Public Produce

Summer Fruit-Tree Pruning

Ten people braved the smoke last night to hone their pruning skills and help repair some damaged and badly pruned trees and shrubs in the McDonald Park Public Produce Garden. Thanks to Greg Houghton for spending an evening sharing his expertise!       Some…

Amazing Apricots

  Once again, I am in awe of the incredible abundance of apricots produced in our area. Canada does not even figure in the ranks of worldwide apricot production, which is topped by countries like Turkey, Iran and the Mediterranean lands…
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Bike Blender Smoothies, Anyone?

The social enterprise project had its first Food Literacy Workshop with the Boys and Girls Club on July 23rd, and it was a blast. Nine children from the Club tagged along with us for the day. In the morning, they helped harvest apricots, and…
GAP Delivery
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Apricots in the Community!

The GAP shares a lot of gleaned fruit with our partners at JUMP. JUMP is a volunteer-run Not-For-Profit organization operating a drop in centre on the North Shore that provides free community meals, produce markets, and urban community…
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A Garden Stroll, You Say?

Join us for our AGM on August 1. Following the meeting, we will savour our Legendary Potluck al fresco. Enjoy a stroll through the garden at your leisure and see the fantastic things going on at Gardengate. We look forward to seeing you…

Saskatoons Galore!

photo by Marilylle Soveran Just got a call from someone in Chu Chua that there are enough saskatoons growing along Dunn Lake Rd north of Barriere to feed the whole city of Kamloops! Also plenty more in Clearwater across the highway from…
GAP Harvest

It's Apricot Season!

  As you have probably noticed as you're out and about in the city, the apricots are ripening! We hope to save as many as possible from going to waste, so if you're not already a GAP volunteer, please consider joining the GAP and…

Meet Faith - Our New Summer Student!

    Faith is studying Environmental Science and Languages at TRU. She is fluent in French, and recently spent a semester in Belize! She loves animals and has spent many volunteer hours walking dogs, socializing cats, and…
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Edamame and Kiwano

One of the awesome things about a seed library is that it attracts  generous people who love to grow unusual fruit and vegetables. Ann-Marie Hunter is thrilled with the soybean varieties she’s been growing, and wanted to share them, so she…
Cherry Harvest

Gleaning Season off with a Blast!

  We're definitely off and running! We had six harvests our first week and picked over 800 pounds of cherries (and had fun doing it!). Over 400 pounds of delicious fruit went to the Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club, ASK Wellness,…