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Food and Urban Agriculture Plan: harvesting our potential

May 20, 2015 - 3:53 PM

KAMLOOPS – A draft of the city’s Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is here. The plan is built from the extensive public and stakeholder input received over the last year, combined with research into best practices and promising approaches from other communities. Urban hens, community gardens, composting, a 12-month farmers’ market, access to healthy food for those in need, community kitchens, educational programs, gleaning, buy local campaigns, backyard food sharing, and more – the Food and Urban Agriculture Plan provides goals, strategies and action items to support urban agriculture and community food security in Kamloops.

Two open houses have been planned for community members to provide feedback before the plan goes to Council for adoption later in the summer. This coming Tuesday, May 26, city staff will be at Northills Mall by the Extra Foods entrance from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come on in, take a look at the action items within the plan, and voice your thoughts.

Then, on Saturday, May 30, the city will be at the Interior Savings Centre Parkside Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so why not stop by after your morning visit to the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market? At both events, there will be some local food samples courtesy of Terra Restaurant, informational displays featuring the plan’s action items, flip charts for you to write down your thoughts, and paper copies of the draft plan for those who want a bit more detail.

This is your chance to provide input on the action items within the Food and Urban Agriculture Plan – so Let’s Talk!

Food and Urban Agriculture Plan open houses:
- Tuesday, May 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Northills Mall
- Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Interior Savings Centre - Parkside Lounge

The Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is also available for viewing at www.kamloops.ca/foodsecurity.

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