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McBride Park Field House Residency Blog

The Village Vancouver residency at McBride Fieldhouse is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program which provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses on arts, culture, sports, environment, local food and social encounters.     

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The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact projects@villagevancouver.ca.)

 

Village Vancouver Events October 1-31, 2019

VV Collaborative Community Garden work parties:

Aberthau Permaculture Garden

VV plots at Cottonwood Community Garden

Green Streets Garden

Kits Village Collaborative Garden

If you're interested in gardening with us: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Tue Oct 1,  1-3pm Introduction to Vertical Gardening (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Tue Oct 1, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Tue Oct 1, 6:30-8:30pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (Sunset Community Centre)

Thu Oct 3, noon-12:30pm Greens Streets Garden (Kits, near Broadway)

Thu Oct 3 1:30-5pm VV Admin Working Group work session ((VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sat Oct 5, 10am-noon Grow Your Own Microgreens (Garrett Wellness Centre)

Sat Oct 5, 12:30-2pm Seed Savers Club: Potluck (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun, Oct 6, 10-11:30am Gardening at VV Permaculture Plots (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Oct 6, 12:30-1:30 Village Vancouver and Transition Towns (Unitarian Church of Vancouver)

Sun Oct 6, 12:30-2:30pm Intro to Seed Saving (Douglas Park Community Centre)

Sun Oct 6, 1-3pm Growing Japanese Fall Vegetable (West End Community Centre)

Sun Oct 6, 3-5:30pm Gardening at Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Oct 7, 6-9:30pm EcoResilience Workshop (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Tue Oct 8, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed Oct 9, 2-5pm VV Admin Working Group work session ((VV Field House in McBride Park)

Thu Oct 10, 6:30-8:30pm Meal Planning, Meal Prep and Mason Jar Salads (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Oct 13, 3-5:30pm Gardening at Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Oct 15, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed Oct 16, 6-7pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (McBride Park Field House)

Wed Oct 16, 7-9pm Drip Irrigation for a Waterwise Garden (McBride Park Field House) - rescheduled

Thu Oct 17, 6-7pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Fri Oct 18 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session ((VV Field House in McBride Park)

Fri Oct 18 10:30-2pm Seed Packet Party ((VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sat Oct 19 10-11am Green Streets Garden (Kits, near Broadway)

Sun, Oct 20, 10-11:30am Gardening at VV Permaculture Plots (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Oct 20, 1-2:30pm Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop (West End Community Centre)

Sun Oct 20, 2:30-3:30pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Sun Oct 20, 3-5:30pm Gardening at Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Oct 21, 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Tue Oct 22, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Tue Oct 22, 6:30-8:30pm Making Beeswax Salves (West End Community Centre)

Thu Oct 24, 6-9pm Introduction to Canning (Strathcona Community Centre)

Thu Oct 24, 6:30-8:30pm Make Your Own Twined Small Basket (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Fri Oct 25 10-11am Green Streets Garden (Kits, near Broadway)

Sat Oct 26 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sat Oct 26 10:30am-2pm Seed Packet Party (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sat Oct 26, 1-3pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (False Creek Community Centre)

Sun, Oct 27, 10-11:30am Gardening at VV Permaculture Plots (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Oct 27, 6:30-8:30pm Creative Neighbours Salon: Creative and Sustainable Initiatives in Vancouver (MLA David Eby's Office)

Sun Oct 27, 3-5:30pm Gardening at Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Oct 29, 6:30-8:30pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (Killarney Community Centre)

Wed Oct 30 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Oct 30 10:30am-2pm Seed Packet Party (VV Field House in McBride Park)

We garden together in Kits, Pt. Grey, and Strathcona. If you're interested in gardening with us: gardening@villagevancouver.ca.

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