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Exciting Times on the Farm!

The Butler Urban Farm is taking shape! It is slowly but surely being transformed into a beautiful and productive green space by Kevin, our farm manager and a crew of dedicated volunteers. We are so grateful for the donations of plants, time,…
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Resiliency Gardening

The Covid 19 Pandemic has created a lot of stress and uncertainty for everyone, but has triggered a renewed interest in growing food and cultivating a regenerative food system. The KFPC is launching a "Resiliency Gardening" Campaign to get…
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Together We're Better - Kamloops Rises to the Challenge

The Kamloops community has demonstrated an amazing upswell of caring responses to ensure food security for all our residents during this time of pandemic. Together with other organizations and community members, KFPC has compiled a list of…
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Covid 19 Response

The Kamloops Food Policy Council has initiated a number of actions to address some of the issues resulting from the current Covid 19 situation, including bringing together emergency food providers to find solutions to the challenges they are…
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Water & Climate Crisis Panel Discussion

March 4, 2020 Network Meeting Summary Thank you to Emily Pletsch and Keira McPhee for collaborating on the network meeting summary! Our fullest house yet took in a Panel Discussion with Dawn Morrison, Joanne Taylor and Ananda Lee Tan…
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Spring Events

It's that time again! Seedy Saturday is this Saturday, March 14. Come on down to the OLPH Parish Centre between 10am and 2pm to get into the planting mood! There are lots of vendors and some great workshops planned. The KFPC will be there…
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Water & Climate Crisis Panel ~ March Network Meeting

Our decision to focus a network meeting on climate chaos and its impact on water was prompted by the release of the province's strategic climate risk assessment: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/adaptation/risk-assessment We…
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Ringing in a New Decade - February Network Meeting

Network Meeting Summary February 5, 2020 Board Report and Staff Report In January, the board and staff had the privilege of taking part in a second workshop with Dawn Morrison about Indigenous Food Sovereignty and we look forward to integrating…
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Food Business Planning 2 Day Workshop

There is an excellent opportunity for local food businesses to grow through the Food Business Planning Workshop! This workshop is ideal for micro, small, and medium-sized food processors looking to improve and/or expand their operations,…
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KFPC Theory of Change

Network Meeting Summary December 4, 2019 Secwepemc word of the month - alt = become frozen Board and staff update: We are moving offices to the XChange in the Station building, but will still have the network meetings in the same place …
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Mycelium as a Food System Metaphor

Join us at the December Network Meeting and hear about our exploration of the food system through a mycelium metaphor (it's quite amazing!). It's a helpful visual for how we can strengthen our food system and we'd love your input. December…
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Food Hub Model Presentation & Input

Network Meeting Summary November 6, 2019 Secwepemc Word of the Month k̓wséltkten (k-wuh-sel-t-n)= Family Board Update - KFPC Board and Contractors attended a workshop facilitated by Dawn Morrison, Founder and Research Curator…
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Seedy Inspirations

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the BC Seed Gathering at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Richmond, BC. This bi-annual gathering brings together members of the BC EcoSeed Co-op, Seedy Saturday/Sunday and community seed…

Fun With Fermentation

I think it's fair to say that our latest veggie fermentation workshop was a great success! We had a lot of fun, made a glorious mess, and participants went home with some colourful jars of sauerkraut, kohlrabi sticks, and garlic. Thanks to Paula…
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Eat Think Vote ~ A Food Focused Candidate's Forum

Network Meeting Summary October 2, 2019 Community Spotlight ~ Food Hub Meet & Greet The evening started with questions from Mount Paul Community Food Centre and Kamloops Food Policy Council, followed by questions from the floor. Terry…
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Eat Think Vote Candidate's Forum

Network Meeting October 2 Mount Paul Community Food Centre will host one of several Eat Think Vote events being held across the country, led by Food Secure Canada in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada. Federal candidates Iain…

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Workshops for Food Processing Businesses

Do you have a small or emerging food business? Join our upcoming Market Validation Training workshops. These workshops are hosted in partnership with Kamloops Innovation, as part of the KFPC's Food Hub pilot project. Led by an experienced…