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Public Produce Beds Get a New Lease on Life

Sometimes the right person just appears at the right time (and you just want to give them a big hug, but you can't because we're still in the Covid 19 pandemic). This just happened for a little garden project on the North Shore. Public produce…

We're Hiring!

The Kamloops Food Policy Council is looking to add a Communications and Administration Lead to our team. If communication and organization are your strong points, and you are passionate about building a food system that is regenerative, sovereign…
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June Virtual Network Meeting

How close are we to having a regenerative, just and sovereign food system in Kamloops?   Please join us at our virtual network meeting on Wednesday June 10th from 5:30pm-7:00pm when Emily Pletsch will be presenting her research results…
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KFPC Mayor's Task Force Submission

In response to Kamloops Mayor Christian’s Task Force on Economic Recovery and Renewal, the Kamloops Food Policy Council has submitted recommendations carefully aimed at leading Kamloops and area towards a sustainable and just local food system…
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Snap Up Real Estate Adds Their Support

  We are happy to add Dave Zirnhelt of Snap Up Real Estate and Rate-My-Agent.com to our list of supporters. Dave is on a mission to create a long lasting, meaningful impact by giving back to worthy causes in our local community, and…
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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…