Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spreading the word!

This weekend, a couple of us from the Kamloops Public Produce working group got the chance to attend the 2012 BC Food Systems Network Gathering, held at Camp Fircom on beautiful Gambier Island. The weekend's theme was Reclaiming Our Food Systems: Policy and Practice, and boy, did it deliver! It was so inspiring to connect with leaders of the food security movement from all over the province who are doing incredible things. We were so grateful for the opportunity to attend. We also got the chance to brag spread the word about our project, and found that many were learning about Public Produce for the first time!

The BC Food Systems Network does amazing work connecting people and organizations who work on food security in our province. To learn more, get involved, and/or join one of their very informative listservs, visit fooddemocracy.org.  


We returned home from the weekend to find that the word about KPPP is really getting out there: we had an article published in Saturday's Globe and Mail! This is great for our project and Kamloops in general. We are so proud of our movement and for our city for supporting progress in the right direction.

Check out the article here!


Last but definitely not least, an update on our continuing workshop series: on Saturday, July 21st at 12 pm, Mel Andersen of All Things Organic will be giving a workshop on The Basics of Worm Composting at our downtown garden. Here's a description of the workshop:

A general 'how-to' information session on worm composting, both indoor and outdoor, with Mel Andersen of All Things Organic. Mel's vermicomposting workshops are rare and were the first of their kind in Canada - truly a workshop that is not to be missed!  He will cover the basics of do-it-yourself worm composting in 25 - 30 minutes of instruction, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Although this workshop is free to everyone, pre-registration is mandatory and will be available at https://ezregsvr.kamloops.ca/ezreg/Start/start.asp with the course number #199682. Feel free to contact us at publicproduceproject@gmail.com with any questions about workshops!


I was too busy BEING there to take too many photos this weekend at the Gathering, but here are a few of the shots I did get:

The Camp Fircom farm
An evening campfire. No shortage of beautiful weather and great company over the weekend!

Coastal beauty, made even prettier with colour effects ;)
 See you in the garden,

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