Saturday, August 3, 2013

Veggies are ready to harvest!

We have lots of veggies ready to harvest: shown are bush beans, also kale, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini! Please cut the veggies off the plants to not disturb the roots. Thanks!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Free Workshop June 29th 1-230pm Public Produce Macdonald Park

grand opening Carmel Public Gardens

Many thanks to City of Kamloops for funds and water, Missagh Manshadi for the donation of land, Painless Underground for the wonderful irrigation system, Gardnegate Horticulture program for over 100 plants, NRI distributing for the day of planting, and our many volunteers!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello Everyone
Please Join us for our Grand Opening of the Carmel Public Produce
June 21st @ 11am
Corner of Elm and Tranquille - our 'new' free public garden is a partnership with ASK Wellness, Ribbon cutting
Presentation by Laura Kalina
Refreshments served
For more information contact
Erin Edwards,
Public Produce Garden Coordinator

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Edible plantings on Victoria St June 15th 1pm

Hello Everyone!
We have to change the date June 8th date of the planting of the planters on Victoria St to June 15th at 1pm meeting The Art WE Are 246 Victoria St.
Public Produce will now be partnering with the Downtown Bussiness Association to plant in donated planters at the participating downtown businesses along Victoria St. Edibles and flowers are being donated by the Farmers Market , Country Greenhouse, and Gardengate. Bring a trowel , wear work clothes, protective eyewear, hat. Join us in our project, by planting edibles into everyday landscaping we can increase available organic food to everyone and beautify our already stunning downtown.
For more info contact

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Moving the garden with ASK wellness

Thank you to our many community supporters! Your generous donations made this possible! Thank you Painless Irrigation for our great new irrigations system. Gardengate for your plant donations. ASK wellness youth group, and Joe Sulivan you were awesome, professional and hardworking. Thank you all

New ASK wellness garden at Elm & Tranquille Rd.

Our new garden at Elm & Tranquille, planted! Many thanks to NRI distributing and ASK wellness, Painless irrigation you are all so awesome! This is a great project and will put organic food directly into community! Yah!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Volunteer with a great local food security project!

Hi is anyone available to help with the gardens the next few weeks? we are finishing the new garden and working to plant the Macdoanald park garden please contact my email
THanks Erin

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Volunteer for the garden!!

Anyone interested in volunteering for our cutting edge project to create gardens for the public. We are working at Elm and Tranquille the new ASK wellness garden this thursday and friday 18&19th 10am -3 Please wear work clothes, protective eyewear, gloves. For more info email Erin Edwards Public Produce Garden Coordinator

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

100 blk Vict St garden moved Apr 12 -10am

Hello all interested Volunteers for Public Produce!
We are moving the 100 block Victoria St garden because the site is problematic with the ongoing construction. The garden is being moved by ASK wellness to our new location at Elm and Tranquille, as a antipoverty initiative. We are moving the garden April 12th at 10am meet at the 100 block Vict st garden. Wear work clothes, gloves, protective eyewear. Bring tools for gardening or construction if you have if not just bring you! For more info contact Erin

Permaculture Workshop April 21st

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kamloops Food Policy Council roundtable April 3rd

Urban Agriculture talk March 28@ The Smorg 3-6pm

Be a part of Kamloops’ Public Produce Project
Public Produce is a growing project in Kamloops. Urban agriculture in the form of Public Produce gardens transforms any available land into an edible landscape: a space used to grow fresh, organic fruits and vegetables for all members of the community.
By providing the public free access to locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables, the Kamloops Public Produce Project aims to:
1. Reduce food insecurity in Kamloops
2. Educate the public about agricultural gardening
3. Promote health and well-being
4. Beautify the City of Kamloops and reduce the environmental impact of the industrial food system
There are currently two Public Produce gardens in Kamloops:
1. The Public Produce garden at MacDonald Park is next to the community gardens. It is also considered a demonstration garden, where garden workshops will be taught this spring.
2. Another site for Public Produce is at City Hall, in downtown Kamloops, which is currently being run by the city’s horticulture department.
Note: The public produce garden on 121 Victoria Street, which started in 2011, is now inactive due to construction and development in the area.
The Kamloops Public Produce Project is ready for expansion. Anyone can be involved: local businesses, community groups, churches, schools, even you. A Public Produce Starter Guide has been developed and is available to anyone interested in contributing to the Kamloops Public Produce Project. To invite us to speak to you and your interested party, email the Public Produce Garden Coordinator at
For more details, visit the Kamloops Food Policy Council website at Stay up to date with the Kamloops Public Produce Project by visiting our blog at or looking for us on Facebook. If you are interested hearing more about the project firsthand, we will be showing our PowerPoint presentation at the Smorgasbord Restaurant on March 28, 2013 from 3-5 pm. Join in the conversation about urban agriculture and Public Produce and stay for the potluck dinner afterward.
Written by: Jerique Arqueza
March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Social Planning Council Grant for Public Produce

The KFPC was the recipient of $4000 from the Social Planning Council for the next phase of the Public Produce project – Taking Roots. The funding will support the development of a “ How to Manual for Public Produce” and a speakers bureau to share the concept with other community groups. WE hope to spread public produce throughout the city.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Public Produce Spring 2013 Activity Guide Garden Workshops

Public Produce
2013 Spring Activity Guide Garden Workshops

Please call 828-3500 and quote registration #
or in person at City Hall, TCC, Kam Museum, Westsyde Pool, Interior Savings Centre

Irrigation for a Small Plot
registration # 207682
Sunday May 5th 1:00-2:30pm Public Produce Garden, Macdonald Park
Irrigation is a must for growing veggies in a semi-arid climate. This workshop gives you lots of ideas on how to set up various irrigation systems for a small plot.

Planting Your Vegetable Garden
registration #207683
Saturday May 18th 12:00-2:00pm Public Produce Garden, Macdonald Park
Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Join a Master Gardener to learn how to plant a basic garden.

Medicinal Herbs
registration #207684
Saturday June 29th 1:00pm-2:30pm Public Produce Garden, Macdonald Park
A herb garden can provide an inexpensive way to boost our well-being. Learn the centuries old practice of using common herbs as medicine. Identify which herbs are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant rich.

Dr. Linda Gilkenson Presentation - FREE

Dr. Linda Gilkenson Seminar - $35

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kamloops Public Produce Project: Kamloops Food Policy Council AGM

Kamloops Public Produce Project: Kamloops Food Policy Council AGM: Kamloops Food Policy Council AGM Date:  20 th February 2013   Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Venue: Tournament Capital Centre 910...

Kamloops Food Policy Council AGM

Kamloops Food Policy Council AGM
Date:  20th February 2013
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Tournament Capital Centre
910 McGill Road
Meeting Rooms C & D
Free parking – see map

POTLUCK DINNER and Board Development Discusssion, 6:00 pm
The TTC meeting room has no food prep or cleanup facilities and no cutlery or plates, glasses, etc.  Potluck items should be chosen accordingly – finger food, appetizers.  Bring your own cutlery and plates, please. 
Maren Luciani, City of Kamloops Planning Department, will address the meeting on the topic of the Kamloops Agriculture Area Plan.