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The International Language of Food: A Dialogue on Culture, Community and Sustainability

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Grand Hall, TRU Campus Activity Centre FREE but Registration is Required Panelists bring an international perspective to the issue of food sources and how they can impact our lives and our world. Panelists include: • Chef Ned Bell, who founded Chefs for Oceans to advocate for responsible seafood choices and the future of our oceans. He was named executive chef for Ocean Wise and is currently a member of Seafood Watch’s blue ribbon task force. • Rebecca Kneen, organic farmer and owner of Crannog Ales and Left Fields in Sorrento. Crannog Ales is the first certified organic on-farm microbrewer in Canada. Kneen is a member of a certified organic co-op farm and she has served with various organic associations. • Taras Grescoe is an award-winning Canadian non-fiction writer and freelance journalist who is also a public speaker who explores topics such...

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Permaculture Resources

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Permaculture Kamloops hosted a film called Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective  during April’s Film For Change series, sponsored by TRU Sustainability Office. There was a lot of very interesting ideas presented in the film, with a lot of great discussion afterwards.  The film presented many applied permaculture design principles in a variety of settings, from the urban rooftops, to suburban landscapes to large scale agriculture. Many resources were mentioned in the film, and thanks to an audience member who has been doing a lot of research on the topic, we are able to share these resources with you.  Thanks Dallas! And good luck with your 160 acre property in Williams Lake where you will be transforming into a regenerative ecosystem in the years to come. Featured in Inhabit: Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective Geoff Lawton Great permaculture video resource and library. It’s free with...

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Do you want to be a food price checker?

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in At Issue, Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Kamloops Food Policy Council Members: We are seeking a volunteer(s) to help with food costing at 4 grocery stores in Kamloops as part of a provincial food security initiative.  The Cost of Eating is an advocacy tool that measures how much it costs to eat a healthy diet in different regions across BC, monitoring the cost of 67 food items. This volunteer opportunity involves going into selected grocery stores in communities across BC and recording prices of specific food items. Volunteers will need to view a recorded training webinar (1 hour) on how to collect the data. The pricing of the foods needs to be done between May 25th and June 5th.  Food costing at each store takes approximately 1.5-2.0 hours. Good skills to have: attention to detail, accuracy when collecting data, and having an interest in food. I’ve...

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Public input request on Urban Agriculture Plan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

The City of Kamloops Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is entering the ‘public input phase’. This is your opportunity to provide direct input into the plan that will advance food security in Kamloops. You can attend an Open House or complete the simple online survey. Dates for the Open Houses can be found at this webpage http://www.kamloops.ca/socialdevelopment/foodsecurity.shtml The survey can be found at...

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Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Environment, Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

GE Free is thrilled to host the first film in the Films for Change series (’cause a change is gonna do ya good!)  Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?  is a winner of 10 international film festival awards described by Roger Ebert as ““A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.” The movie is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link...

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