The Kamloops Food Policy Council is notifying the public that our Board Co-President, Jesse Ritcey, will be on leave from the KFPC Board, effective August 24, 2022 to October 15, 2022, as he has announced his candidacy for Kamloops City Council.


The KFPC is committed to actively participating in the democratic process to raise awareness about the importance of food security for all members of our community and building the resilience of our local food system. As a registered charity and non-partisan organization, we engage in our advocacy work without endorsing any party or individual candidate running for political office.


During the local election period this fall, the KFPC will be advocating for policy recommendations that align with our vision through our Food and the City policy series. 


For more information about KFPC’s participation in public policy advocacy or to participate in our Food and the City series, please contact Lindsay Harris at  

Our upcoming Pruning Workshop will be held on August 23rd from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. (We will provide the address and accessibility details following registation).

In this two hour workshop we will be offering basic information about pruning techniques, followed by some hands-on experience – guided by instructors who have worked within the landscaping and horticultural industries. We will also discuss summer pruning of established trees and how to prep them for larger, more structural work in the late winter/early spring, and elaborate on how this type of pruning differs from other kinds of arboriculture. It is our hope that by encouraging regular maintenance, the trees in our community will become more resilient to the increasing stress of ever changing weather patterns.

Please feel free to bring your own tools, though we will have limited hand pruners and hand saws available for you to use. Gloves are recommended but not required.

Registration can be found on our workshop page:

Please note, this registration is capped at 10 individuals. Once the workshop is full, we will be starting a waitlist. If there is enough interest a second date will be added.