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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…
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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…
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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,…

July Network Meeting -- Peruse Our New Website!

July Network Meeting July 4, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Join us as we present our newly 'soft' launched website. Wow! It's exciting to be at this point and we'd love to have your help in making sure things are working properly (e.g., we've got a…

New Social Enterprise Coordinator & the Many Food Programs of ICS

Board Update A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Farm to School program and KFPC. And congratulations are in order for Bonnie Klohn, who will be the new Farm to School Kamloops Animator! Another Community Food Research…

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,…