Keep your Homegrowns out of the Jaws of the Despicables

I had heard that the despicables (Norway Rats) had moved into our fair city.  They have apparently been hitching rides on the transport trucks from the coast.  This is probably true.  I lived on the coast for about 40 years.  My parents believed in composting EVERYTHING.  I have seen despicables…

To Bee or Not to Bee in Kelowna B.C.

In recent years many cities and towns in B.C. have adopted bylaws to allow for backyard beekeeping.  You can sample these bylaws on-line by typing into your search engine “Beekeeping Bylaw for [City of New Westminster or insert municipality of your choice].”  These documents stipulate details such as number of…

The “Lady at the Grocery Store” Method of Making Yogurt

I eat a lot of yogurt.  My husband would call that an understatement.  When our kids were still living at home the amount of money that we spent buying yogurt each month could have paid the lease on an econo car.  That was before Greek Yogurt came on the scene. …

Much to Love About Autumn – especially the squash

I love winter squash.  On the day when I head into the garden with my giant metal colander to harvest  squash I feel like a kid heading out to Trick or Treat with a king-sized pillow case. My love for squash transcends the impressive nutritional benefits (low in sodium, high…

We need your help!

Volunteer Opportunity!  Are you someone who believes that everyone deserves the right to healthy, safe, personally acceptable food? If so, we need a few hours of your time and your attention to detail! Every two years the Provincial Health Services Authority conducts province-wide Food Costing in partnership with the regional…

From Field to Fork to Research Event Videos

The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council hosted an event featuring local food security research.  Here are the recordings from the Field to Fork to Research event that happened April 2016!

Tomato Project

On April 21st, 2016 the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) hosted an event called From Field to Fork to Research and launched the Food Quilt.  This event drew a big crowd of people passionate about the health of our local food system. In fact, people were so passionate that…