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

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 projects@villagevancouver.ca.)

News from The Grist

 

Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities

February 15, Thursday: Kits Village Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

February 18, Sunday: WE Garden Club: Mason Bees

   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Center

February 21, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver February Meetup

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

February 24, Saturday: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Coal Harbour Community Center

February 25, Sunday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Kensington Community Center

February 26, Monday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

February 28, Wednesday: Intro to Indoor Vertical Gardening

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Center

February 29, Thursday: Cordage and Coiled Basket

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

March 5, Tuesday: Introduction to Indoor Vertical Gardening

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at False Creek Community Center

 March 7, Thursday: Mini-Macrame Wall Hangings

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Coal Harbour Community Center

March 9, Saturday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

March 10, Sunday: Planning Your Spring Garden

    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Trout Lake Community Center

March 10, Sunday: Gardening in a Changing Climate

     2:30 PM – 4:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

March 11, Monday: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen

     7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Kensington Community Center

March 13, Wednesday: Menu Planning, Meal Prep and Mason Jar Salads

     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

March 14, Thursday: Kits Village Recycling Depot

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

March 15, Friday: Hydroponics 101

     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at West End Community Center

March 16, Saturday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West End Community Center

March 16, Saturday: Growing Superfoods

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

March 17, Sunday: WE Garden Club: Topic Starting Your 2024 Spring Garden

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Center

March 17, Sunday: Collaborative and Community Gardening Opportunities Information Session

    11:45 PM - 12:45 PM at West End Community Center

March 20, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver March Meetup: Topic TBD (@McBride)

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse

March 22, Friday: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

March 23, Saturday: Collaborative and Community Gardening Opportunities Information Session

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

March 24, Sunday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

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Want to join our community gardens?

Aberthau Community Garden
Every Saturday 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Kitsilano Community Garden
Every Saturday 1:45PM - 3:45PM

                                   Kits Village Collaborative Garden                                                                         Every Sunday 3:00PM - 5:30PM

                     VV garden plots at Cottonwood Community Garden                                                                     various times

                 VV/WENFN garden boxes at Robson Community Garden                                                     various Sunday's 10:30-noon

Vertical garden at McBride Fieldhouse, Community Planter Boxes at Premier David Eby's office, garden plots at Woodland Community Garden, various other gardening spaces.

We garden together in Grandview Woodland, Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in joining us: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

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75 ways you can help make Vancouver more resilient

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

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

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Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

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Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca. Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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