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November Network Meeting Summary: Native Pollinators and Integrative Pest Management

Native Pollinators and Integrative Pest Management Network Meeting Summary November 4, 2020  Elaine Sedgman and Kirsten Wourms educated KFPC network members, representatives from partner organizations, staff and contractors on Native Pollinators,…
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A Current Snapshot of the Kamloops Food System & Observations for Advancement

The cracks in the food system have long existed however, the COVID-19 crisis and the impacts of climate change have emphasized how delicate our food system is. The challenges that surfaced following the onset of the pandemic brought to the limelight…

Kamloops COVID Meal Train: Transporting Meals to Both Sides of the River

The Kamloops COVID Meal Train was born as a solution to address food insecurity and alleviate the pressure on resources brought by the COVID 19 pandemic. It was established at the end of March, the onset of the pandemic as a volunteer-led initiative…
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Seed Cleaning Extravaganza

When the FarmFolk CityFolk mobile seed cleaner recently rolled through town, a couple of us from the KFPC were lucky enough to take part in their seed cleaning session at SSOL Gardens. The mobile seed cleaner is currently being toured around…
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Food Commons: Local Food Production & a Sharing Economy

Food Commons creates an integrated and amalgamated system for a community based local sharing process. It is a radical shift from the modernized practice of food production and commoditization to a traditional sharing economy approach that caters…
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Food Literacy & Passing on Knowledge

Food Literacy is referred to as understanding how to grow and prepare healthy and nutritious food through traditional means and understanding the impact of food on health, the environment, and the economy. As a community, we need to pass on…
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3 Days to Go! 

Today, we focus on one of our core values, which is promoting indigenous food sovereignty by decolonizing relations and restoring ecological food systems. Food should not be seen as a commodity to be bought and sold but a sacred gift that should…
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4 Days to Go! - Until the Release of our 25th Anniversary Promotional Video

Are you still with us? Today we want to celebrate another one of our core values at the KFPC: Economic Vitality and Support for Local Food Providers At the Kamloops Food Policy Council, we believe in Local Economic Vitality through the Support…
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5 Days to Go! - Until the Release of our 25th Anniversary Promotional Video

Today we want to celebrate one of our core values at the KFPC: Poverty Alleviation and Equitable Access to Food  At the Kamloops Food Policy Council, we hope to alleviate poverty in our community through equitable access to health and culturally…
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The Countdown Begins! 6 Days to Go!

Our 25th Anniversary Promotional Video is scheduled to be premiered on Youtube on Sunday, August 23, 2020, and the countdown starts today! At the Kamloops Food Policy Council, we believe in a resilient and adaptive food system…
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Grand Opening: Kweseltken Farmers and Artisan Market

The Kweseltken Farmer's & Artisan Market had its grand opening on Sunday, August 9, 2020. The celebration opened with Sage Hills Drummers and a special welcome song by Rosanne Casimir, following a welcome address from Elder Leona Thomas. The…
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The Peavy Industries 2020 Community Agricultural Grant

Peavey Industries awarded the Kamloops Food Policy Council $30,050 as part of the 2020 Community Agriculture Grant to support resiliency gardening, food security, and local food production, through our very own Butler Urban Farm Project! The…
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We're Finalists! - Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

We were thrilled and privileged to have been nominated for the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 34th Annual Business Awards for Non-Profit the year and we're even more honored to be moved from a nominee position to a finalist. We will be interviewing…
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25 Years & Counting!

The Kamloops Food Policy Council celebrated its 25th Anniversary (virtually) on August 5, 2020. Thank you to the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Lana Popham, the attendees of the event, staff, volunteers and the community for the never-ending…

A Fundraising Success - Thank you Breath Integration, Businesses & Community Members

Special thanks to the team at Breath Integration, businesses, artists, and loyal community members that helped raise $9565 for the Kamloops Food Policy Council through the 24 Hour Charity Bids Facebook Platform. The auction was live from…
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Job Posting - Fall Farm Manager

We are looking for a fall manager for our urban farm project! The Butler Urban Farm is an urban farm with a difference. All our produce goes to volunteers, community groups, and food insecure folks in search of fresh veggies. If you love growing…
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A Bee Named BOB - Virtual Book Reading

Author/illustrator Elaine Sedgman will be sharing her book A Bee Named BOB - the life story of a little mason bee, this Friday afternoon. You might think BOB was a fly because she is so small and hairy! This story is based on science, but…
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Kamloops Chamber 2020 Business Excellence Award Nomination

We are excited and honoured to have been nominated for a Kamloops Chamber Business Excellence Award for Not For Profit of the Year! 2020 just happens to mark our 25th Anniversary, which makes the nomination even more meaningful. Over the…