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 to 7pm, Northills Mall

Sat May 30, 11am to 2pm, Interior Savings Centre – Parkside Lounge

Food security is a key area in both the Sustainable Kamloops Plan (2010) and the Kamloops Social Plan (2009). Over the past 15 months, the City has been developing a Food and Urban Agriculture Plan with the help of an advisory committee. Backyard hens, community gardens, composting, farmers’ markets, educational opportunities and more – this plan will provide policy direction and recommendations on just about anything to do with local food and urban agriculture.

And now, a draft version of the Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is here! The plan draws from the extensive stakeholder and public input received over the last year, as well as research into best practices and promising approaches in other communities. 645 surveys were completed, hundreds of people attended our open houses, and over a dozen meetings were held with a broad range of stakeholder and community groups – thank you to everyone who participated! The draft plan has been reviewed by Council and by the plan’s Advisory Committee. Please see the link on this page to view the draft Food and Urban Agriculture Plan now!

We are bringing the plan to the public for a pair of open houses later this month. We’ll have food samples, informational displays, staff on hand to discuss the ideas within the plan, and laptop stations with interactive maps of local food system resources. This is your chance to provide input on the action items within the plan itself before it goes to Council for adoption later in the summer. Let’s Talk!