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