Kamloops council chews over, spits out edible plant proposal

The notice of motion was one of 11 filed last fall by Donovan Cavers during his final council meeting

Kamloops council had no appetite for an edible landscaping idea brought forward by a former city councillor.

With no mover or seconder, “it dies on the order paper,” Mayor Ken Christian declared Tuesday.

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Former councillor Donovan Cavers, who failed his re-election bid in the fall, made 11 notices of motions during his last council meeting, including one that appeared on the agenda this week that would require five per cent of the city’s landscape planting beds be edible ornamentals, such as fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs or gourds.

Cavers told KTW no policy requires horticulture staff to include edible plants and cited their appearance and practicality in providing residents food and education about food sustainability.

Council did not move the motion nor discuss it, meaning another of Cavers’ so-called “ghost motions” died at city hall.


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