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City's Open House, May 26 & 30

The next stage of the City's Food and Urban Agriculture Plan will involve public input. Head out to one of the two events to make your voice heard! For more information, visit the city's website. Open House Information: Tues May 26, 4:30pm…

20th Anniversary AGM and Celebration May 6th

Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Kamloops Food Policy Council on Wed, May 6th.  See the poster for further details  AGM_Poster15
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Real Estate Foundation Interior Dialogue

The Real Estate Foundation came to town, and asked a few of us Kamloopsians what we thought of the food system here in the Interior. So we told them! Here is the summary report from that discussion. Interior Summary Report 01.08.2015 The…
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City of Kamloops Media Release: Input for Food and Urban Agriculture Plan

​ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 21, 2015   Let’s Talk: Food and Urban Agriculture Plan - Harvesting Our Potential               Kamloops, BC – The City is working on a Food and Urban Agriculture…
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New Kamloops Farm to School Hub!

Exciting news, Kamloops has been chosen as one of the three provincial Farm to School Regional Hub! This means that more local food will be working its way into eight of our local schools! To do that, we are looking to hire a part-time Community…
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Draft Strategic Plan for the Kamloops Food Policy Council - Your input is requested!

To further strengthen the governance of the Kamloops Food Policy Council, a strategic plan is being developed.  This plan articulates who we are as an organization, what we wish to accomplish, and how we wish to undertake our tasks.  This…
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Tournament Capital Input

The Food Policy Council encourages our members to complete the short, online survey that can be found here. It’s important that KFPC members help shape the future of this sizeable public land mass that has considerable agricultural potential. For…
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Kamloops Tournament Ranch

What do you think about the expansion plans for the Tournament Capital Ranch? Since some of the land is part of the ALR, there are ideas about supporting sustainable farming on the ranch, including incubator farm for new farmers and an agriculture…
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Kamloops Foundation Grant!

We were successful in receiving a $2500 grant from the Kamloops Foundation back at the end of June. The grant continues to promote Urban Agriculture with a major emphasis on Social Enterprise.  We will be partnering with GAP (Gleaning Abundance…
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GAP on CBC!

Check out the link below to hear this morning's interview with Sandra (the new coordinator) about the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP)! http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/ID/2473593897/

Laura Kalina receives national award!

Laura Kalina, the current president of the Kamloops Food Policy Council has received a national innovation award from the Dieticians of Canada.  See this link for more information. Congratulations Laura!  Your leadership and innovation…
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Workshop on Water Harvesting for Home and Farm Use on July 6

Shelaigh Garson is delivering a workshop on water harvesting on July 6.  See attached poster for further information.  Water Harvesting Workshop Kamloops 2014

Farm2Chef to be recognized for Public Produce support on June 25 at MacDonald Park

Meet Farm2Chefs Collaborative member and Terra Restaurant chef/owner David Tombs and Master Gardener Elaine Sedgman at MacDonald Park Public Produce Garden on Wednesday June 25th at 11:00 am.  Try some currant & bergamot tea prepared from…
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Notice of Proposed Bylaw Changes - Kamloops Food Policy Council

Changes to the bylaws of the Kamloops Food Policy Council will be considered by the membership at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Mt. Paul United Church commencing at 5:00 PM.  The current bylaws, together…
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Eat Your Yard Kamloops!

How to Start your Permaculture Garden Learn the Essentials of Permaculture Design and the building blocks for an Edible Garden! This workshop will provide you with the basic skill to start your own Permaculture garden. Whether you are a seasoned…
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Community Garden Maps and Charts

Chandra KC has used her skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to analyse the relationships between the neighbourhoods that community gardeners reside in and the community garden location they garden in.  This information is helping…
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New Publication! "Cultivating Community" by Shelaigh Garson

Cultivating Community Gardens This publication is a guide to organizations wishing to start a new community garden.