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June Bounty – Kamloops Food Policy Council Partnerships at Work.

The KFPC is a network of groups and individuals who value our local food assets and don’t mind sharing! The Mount Paul Community Food Centre often has volunteer groups come to help out in their garden. Today’s crew harvested beautiful strawberries…
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We're Hiring a Social Enterprise Coordinator!

      This is a One-Year Contract Position (subject to budgetary approval), which commences June 4, 2018, and could potentially be extended at the end of the contract. Approximately 15 hrs per week at $25.00 per…

Pollen Pants, Hairy Belly Pollinators, and We're Hiring!

Network Meeting Summary - May 2, 2018 Board Updates Congratulations to Laura Kalina for being recognized by the City of Kamloops with the Overlander/Pioneer Spirit Award! This is a rare award, last given four years ago. The statue commemorates…
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A Sharp Way to Spend a Saturday Afternoon!

A big thank-you to Lawrence for inviting us into his workshop and spending his Saturday afternoon guiding us through the process of taking apart, cleaning, sharpening, and putting back together our shears and clippers! The best thing is…
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We're Hiring!: Gleaning Abundance Program Leader

Seasonal, Full Time for 8 weeks July 2 – August 26, 2018, 30 hours/week at $15/hour This position is open to a full-time university student who attended the 2017/18 school year and is returning to school full time in September for…

We're Hiring! Social Enterprise Program Leader

Seasonal, Full Time for 8 weeks July 9 – August 31, 2018, 30 hours/week at $15/hour This position is open to a full-time university student who attended the 2017/18 school year and is returning to school full time in September for…
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How To Get Your Garden Tools in Shape for the Season!

Garden Tool Maintenance Workshop Lawrence, our tool-sharpening guru, will help you get your garden tools in shape for gardening season and talk about how to care for them so they will last longer and work better. Bring along your shovels,…
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Many Hands Make Light Work

The inaugural seed packaging party for our new Community Seed Library was a great success! Thanks to Sam, Haley, Lindsay, Marie, and Michelle for your time and your ideas! They filled and labelled dozens of seed envelopes in preparation for…
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Mt. Paul Community Food Centre Has So Much to Offer

Check out this new video (you can also click on the photo) that was released on Shaw. It showcases the various partnerships and programs that are offered through the Mt. Paul Community Food Centre. We're so pleased to be a part of the Centre…

Laura Kalina Given the Overlanders/Pioneer Spirit Award

Our heartfelt congratulations go to Laura Kalina, founder of the KFPC, on a most well-deserved recognition of exemplary service by the City of Kamloops! The Overlanders/Pioneer Spirit Award is only presented in exceptional circumstances and…
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Citizen Science on Pollinators - May 2 Network Meeting

Citizen Science is a way of engaging the general public with and democratizing science. What makes citizen science dependable is the training and the following of protocols. Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners organized a Citizen Science…

Young Agrarians, Layer Mulching & So Much More!

April 4, 2018 Network Meeting Summary It was another fantastic Network Meeting on April 4th! There were several firsts: we tried out a new seating arrangement to accommodate our larger group sizes. Folks seemed to enjoy sitting in smaller…

Community Seed Library Get-Together

Community Seed Libraries are cropping up everywhere and we are very excited to be starting one here in Kamloops! Seed libraries can have many benefits to the community, including: protecting genetic diversity helping develop locally-adapted…

Layer Mulching Workshop

Would you like to grow more of your own food? It's easy with layer mulching (aka lasagna gardening). Join us to get some practice with this simple, cost-effective method for converting lawn (or bare ground) into a productive veggie garden…

April Connector Article - How to Thwart the Cherry Fruit Fly

In this month's Connector column, Sandra shares some strategies to deal with the cherry fruit fly, so that they can be enjoyed sans white wigglers!   March 2018 Connector Article      

IDays 2018 - International Language of Food by Bonnie Klohn

The theme for International Days at TRU this year was "The International Language of Food: Food for Thought, Food for Life, Food for Fun." This exciting event always brings students, faculty, and staff together with the general community to…

KFPC March Newsletter

Enjoy the March Newsletter: - Summary of the March Network Meeting - Launch of the Wild Salmon Caravan 2017: Honouring the Matriarchs video - Event Listings - Job Postings - Pics of the Month
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Network with the Young Agrarians in April!

Join us for our monthly Network Meeting, where we will provide Kamloops Food Policy Council & Interior Community Services updates, feast together, share event announcements, and hear about what the Young Agrarians has been up to recently. The…