Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

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.)

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Special Announcements

Upcoming Village Vancouver Events

July 18-31 Westside Food Festival

Over 40 free activities and workshops in a dozen plus locations around the Westside

register/info: Eventbrite or info@villagevancouver.ca

TODAY:

An afternoon at the Community Market 

Kits Neighbourhood House

3-7pm Westside Community Market 

3-7pm VV info booth/Seed Library

5:30-7:30pm Zero Waste 101: The Basics 

6-6:20pm Incubator Food Market Tour 

6-7pm Making Kombucha 

AND

6:30-8pm Intro to Seed Saving (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue July 18

3:30-6pm Gardening @ Kits Village Collaborative Garden @Billy Bishop Legion Hall

6-7pm Garden Potluck @ KVCG Billy Bishop Legion Hall

Wed July 19

6:30-8:30pm Westside Food Collaborative Community Potluck (Kits Neighbourhood House) 

Thu July 20

An afternoon at the Community Market 

Kits Neighbourhood House

3-7pm Westside Community Market 

3-7pm VV info booth/Seed Library @WCM

6-6:20pm Incubator Food Market Tour 

Fri July 21 

2-3:30pm Seed Library @Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sat July 22

A Day in the Garden: Food, Fun, Music, Harvest Art & Birthday Cake  

Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre

 9-10am Gardening @Aberthau Garden Permaculture Project 

10-11:30am Native Edibles Talk & Walk 

11:30-1pm Community Potluck w/C150 Birthday Cake 

Free Seeds and Beeswax Salves

Harvest Straw Art 

Take a picture w/WeBee

1-3pm Rogue Folk Club Music Jam

4:30-5:30pm Village Vancouver/Transition Towns Info Session  (Kits VPL) 

 

Sun July 23

 1-3pm Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden (Kits VPL patio)

Mon July 24 

6:30-8pm Soil Probiotics: Grow Your Own Microbes to Boost Plant Health &Yields (Kits VPL)

Tue Jul 25

3:30-6pm Gardening @ Kits Village Collaborative Garden @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall

6-7pm Garden Potluck KVCG @Billy Bishop Legion Hall

7:30-9pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Kits Community Centre)

Wed Jul 26 

6:30-8:30pm Making Sauerkraut (Aberthau Mansion)

Thu July 27

An afternoon at the Community Market 

Kits Neighbourhood House

3-7pm Westside Community Market 

3-7pm VV info booth/Seed Library

5:30-7:30pm Zero Waste 101: The Basics 

6-6:20pm Incubator Food Market Tour 

6-7pm Making Kombucha 

6:30-8pm Intro to Seed Saving (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Fri Jul 28

10-11:30 am Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Jewish Community Centre) 

4-5:30pm VV Bicycle Pannier Seed Library at the Arbutus Corrider (Kits) (TBC)

6:30-8:30pm Urban Ag Walking Tour (False Creek South)

Sat Jul 29 

9-11:30am Gardening @Aberthau Garden Permaculture Project* 

11:30-12:30pm Garden Potluck*

*Garden is located behind Aberthau Mansion, near Marine

10:30am-12pm VV Bicycle Pannier Seed Library at the Arbutus Corrider (Kerrisdale) (TBC)

An afternoon at the Library: Lots more than Books!

@Kits VPL 

1-2:30pm Container and Windowsill Gardening 

3-4:30pm Seed Savers Club

4:30-5:30pm McBride Park Community Garden Info Session 

8-11pm Village Vancouver goes to Celebration of  Light (Kits Point) 

Sun July 30

10-11:30am Fall & Winter Gardening (False Creek South) Charleson Community Garden 

10am-12pm Exploring Permaculture Principles - Solving World Problems from the Garden (Kerrisdale)

1-2pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Point)

1-3pm Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden (Kits VPL)

2:30-5:30pm Intro to Vertical Gardening (KVCG @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

5:30-7pm Garden Potluck @ KVCG Billy Bishop Legion Hall

5:30-7pm Kits Seed Libraries Seed Packet Party (KVCG @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Jul 31

3-4:30pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden  (Kits VPL)

7:30-9pm  Intro to Seed Saving (MLA David Eby's Office)

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

For more info on VV events: events@villagevancouver.ca

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