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Knife Sharpening Workshop

With new spaces opening up for this workshop, we are pleased to announce registration details for a Knife Sharpening Workshop with Lawrence Barichello. January 20 2 - 4 PM Mt Paul Community Food Centre Bring a couple of knives to…
Microgreens Workshop

Microgreens Workshop

Growing microgreens is a great way to get an extra boost of nutrition, add some homegrown pizzazz to your winter meals, and have fun watching things grow at the same time! Paul Denby, our local Farm to School microgreens expert, will show…

Farm to School Activities

There is some amazing work and learning going on in local schools! Check out these videos from Shaw TV! Arthur Hatton Elementary Twin Rivers/Four Directions Brock Middle School  

Paradise Lost

Every harvest with the GAP has a story, some more memorable than others. Something stands out - the setting, the characters, or the plot – and in this case it is all three. It was getting to the end of cherry season when an acquaintance…

No Food Waste Here!

Do you ever wonder what happens to leftover, dropped, bruised, or expired food from grocery stores? If you’ve seen the documentary  Just Eat It  , you’ll have an idea of the magnitude of food waste that ends up in dumpsters. In SOME…
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Baby Lucy, McArthur Island Re-Visioning & FOODprints: December 6, 2017 KFPC Network Meeting Summary

Kamloops Food Policy Council and Interior Community Services Updates During the territory acknowledgement, Bonnie was invited to teach the group a couple of Secwepemc words, as she is taking Secwepemctsin this term from Secwepemc elder, Mona…

City Council: On food literacy, climate change, and community building

Recently Carole (our Board chair), Laura (past Board chair) and I presented to City Council. It was the end of the Kamloops Official Community Plan input session, so we wanted to talk about that, and also give an overview of the work the…
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Mexican Cuisine Workshop

Join us for our first (of several) joint cooking workshop with Kamloops Immigrant Services! There are still spaces available and the registration has been extended. Contact Elizabeth Brown to sign up: communityconnection@kcris.ca or 778-…
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November network potluck was our largest yet!

Our last meeting our biggest ever with over 40 people in attendance, and a phenomenal potluck! We learned a lot about the some of the work that is happening in our community to help provide resources and support to those who are struggling…
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November 1 Agenda

Our next meeting is coming up on November 1, it will be a legendary potluck dinner as always! We are going to hear from special guests Glenn Hilke about My Place, and Joanne Juras about the Serve program coming to town next July. It will be…

We're Hiring a Communications Coordinator!

The KFPC is hiring!! We are looking for a vibrant communications and administration coordinator, to help us grow our public profile and let people know what we're all about. An interest and involvement in local food systems and food security…
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Oct 4 Minutes

October is Farm to School month, and we heard from Paul Denby (teacher at Arthur Hatton Elementary) and Vessy Mochikas (principal at Brock Middle School) about what they are doing through their Farm to School BC programs at each of their schools,…

Radio NL interview

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!
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Interview with Addie de Candole, Farm to School BC

We talked to Addie de Candole about how the KFPC network helps to support Kamloops' Farm To School BC program! The network model we have is pretty unique, and quite powerful! Check out the video HERE! For more information about Farm to…
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New report on food insecurity in British Columbia

Half a Million People Experience Food Insecurity in British Columbia, Says New Report  Northern British Columbia Especially Vulnerable TORONTO, August 31, 2016 — Almost half a million British Columbians experienced some level of household…
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We're famous!

There has been a flurry of media coverage about our Gleaning Abundance Program, we hope this gets the word about about this fabulous program! Check out this article and TV interview we did recently. For more information about the program, check…
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News item - City of Victoria may allow produce sales by homeowners

Victoria residents could soon benefit from the fruits — and vegetables — of their labour. City council is considering letting residents sell backyard fruit and veggies at urban roadside stands to improve local food security. Here is…

City of Kamloops Transportation Master Plan

The Kamloops Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is intended to guide the planning and implementation of transportation improvements over the next 10 to 20 years. Between now and 2035, our population is expected to grow from a population of 86,000…