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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…
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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…