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McBridePark Field House Residency Blog/VV Newsletter

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

News from The Grist


Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network outdoor workshops

@West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau)

December 4-13

Friday Dec 4  6:30-8:30 pm Planning Your Spring Garden

Sunday Dec 13 1-2:30 pm Introduction to Indoor Vertical Gardening


4th Annual Westside Food Festival

July 14 - August 8

This year's Westside Food Festival is online! Go to for our full workshop descriptions and to purchase tickets. (Free for seniors 50 and over.)

Check out our full workshop lineup:

Tuesday, July 14 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Veggie Gardening 101 (Instructor: Mik Turje)

Thursday, July 16 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Native Edibles 
(Instructor: Lori Snyder)

Saturday, July 18 (10 AM - noon): Introduction to Vertical Gardening (Instructor: Dr. Yael Stav)

Tuesday, July 21 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Crop Planning (Instructor: Mik Turje)

Thursday, July 23 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Making Beeswax Salves (Instructor: Lori Snyder)

Saturday, July 25 (10 - 11 AM): Grow Your Own Microgreens (part 1) (Instructor: Dr. Yael Stav)

Tuesday, July 28 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Container Gardening (Instructor: Mik Turje)

Thursday, July 30 (6:30 - 8 PM): Introduction to Fermenting (Instructor: Evelyn Lee)

Saturday, August 1 (10 - 11 AM): Grow Your Own Microgreens (part 2) (Instructor: Dr. Yael Stav)

Tuesday, August 4 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Garden Problem Solving (Instructor: Mik Turje)

Thursday, August 6 (6:30 - 8:30 PM): Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (Instructor: Lori Snyder)

Saturday, August 8 (10 AM -  noon): Creating an Herb Spiral Garden (Instructor: Dr. Yael Stav)

Tickets: $0-8/workshop. Bundles $21-66. 


Village Vancouver Events 

July 2020

for more info:

Online workshops.  4th Annual Westside Food Festival. (Details above.)

Seed library-by-mail - free seeds for gardening currently available.

VV Collaborative Community Garden work parties:

Aberthau Permaculture Garden

VV plots at Cottonwood Community Garden

Green Streets Garden

Kits Village Collaborative Garden

VV-WENFN plots at Robson Community Garden

Vertical Garden at McBride Park Field House

If you're interested in gardening with us:


Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be resilient.

We garden together in Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in gardening with us:


For more info on VV events:

To find previous News Blasts and Special Announcements, go to this page.


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Ongoing Activities

Interested in participating in a VV garden? Contact us at

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre)

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House)

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre)

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