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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?

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Special Announcements

Westside Food Fest has started!


Village Vancouver Events

July-August 2018

 Join us for the 2nd annual

 Westside Food Festival

July 5 -August 9

Over 100 free activities and workshops in twenty plus locations around the Westside! Register for individual activities and workshops on Eventbrite. For workshop and activities at Community Centres, please register on Vancouver Recreation. For more info:  VV Facebook or

click here for a full list of festival events

Presented by Village Vancouver and Fairview False Creek South, Marpole Oakridge & Westside Neighbourhood Food Networks


Food Fest Events July 16-22

Monday, July 16

Mon Jul 16 6:30-7:30pm  VV Green Streets garden work party (Kits, near Broadway)

Tuesday, July 17

Tue Jul 17  6:30-8:30pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars  (Kits Village Collaborative Garden @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Wednesday, July 18

Wed Jul 18 10-11:30am Seed Savers Club (Marpole Oakridge Community Centre)

Wed Jul 18 6:30-8pm Intro to Fermenting - Rescheduled to Sun Aug 5 (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Wed Jul 18 6:30-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver July Meetup (Potluck and Discussion) (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Thursday, July 19

Thu Jul 19 3-7pm Westside Community Food Market (Kits Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 19 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market (Kits Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 19 5:30-8:30pm Making Tofu and Paneer at Home (Aberthau Mansion -  WPG Community Centre)

Thu Jul 19 6-7pm Kits Village July Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Community Centre)

Thu Jul 19 7:15-8:15 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Friday, July 20

Fri Jul 20 6-8pm False Creek South Urban Ag Walking Tour (Rescheduled to Friday Aug 3 6-8pm)

Saturday, July 21

Sat Jul 21 9-11am Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Jul 21 10-11am Kerrisdale Village Vancouver Bike Pannier Seed Library at the Arbutus Corridor (TBC) (Kerrisdale, Arbutus Corridor)

Sat Jul 21 A Day at the Library: Lots More than Books! (Kits branch VPLibrary)

                 10:30am-12pm  How to Create a Village in a City

                         1-3pm Garden Perception - Gathering Knowledge by Observation and Introduction to Common Weeds

                           3:30-5:30pm Seed Saving Basics of Saving Your Own Seeds

Sunday, July 22

Sun Jul 22 10am-noon Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (False Creek Community Centre)

Sun Jul 22 An Afternoon at the Library: Lots More than Books! (Kits branch VPLibrary)

                                      1:15-2:15pm  Westside Neighbourhood Food Network Info Session

     2:25-3:25pm Seed Savers Club

                                      3:30-4:30pm Village Vancouver, Permaculture, and the Transition Town Movement

Sun Jul 22 4-6:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun Jul 22  4-6pm  Super Food and and Free Food (Edible Weeds) (CTMY Garden Marpole)

Sun Jul 22 6:30-8pm Kits Village Potluck (Kits)


other Village events around town

Sun Jul 8 10 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party  (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Mon Jul 9 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Fermenting (WE Community Centre)

Fri Jul 13 9:30-11:30 am Native Edibles Talk and Walk (Strathcona Community Centre)

Sat Jul 14 3-5pm Growing Herbs (Garratt Wellness Centre, Richmond)

Fri Jul 20 6-7:15 pm West End Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Fri Jul 20 7:15-8 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Sat Jul 21 10 am-12pm  Intro to Organic Gardening (Hastings Community Centre)

Sun Jul 22 10:30 am-12pm Native Edibles Talk and Walk (Renfrew Park Community Centre)

Thu Jul  31 1-3 pm  Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Sat Aug 4 10 am-12pm Balcony, Container, & Small Space Gardening (Hastings Community Centre) 

Tue Aug 7 6:30- 8 pm Main St. Village monthly workshop (TBC) (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House)

Fri Aug 10 9:30-11:30 am Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Strathcona Community Centre)

Fri Aug 10 6-7:15 pm West End August Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Fri Aug 10 7:15-8 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Tue Aug 14 6:30-8:30 pm Zero Waste in the Kitchen and Beeswax Wraps (WE Community Centre)

Wed Aug 15 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver August Meetup (TBC) (Potluck and Workshop) 

Thu Aug 16 6-7 pm Kits Village August Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Community Centre)


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