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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.)

 

Join us for the 3rd annual

 Westside Food Festival

June 18 - August 5

Over 100 free & low cost activities and workshops in twenty plus locations around the Westside! Register on Eventbrite. For workshop and activities at Community Centres, please register on Vancouver Recreation. For more info:  VV Facebook or wff@villagevancouver.ca.

Click here for a full list of events

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

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Village Vancouver Events July 1 - July 30, 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 Jul 16 6:30-8:30 The Magic of Wild Yeast! (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Jul 17 5:30-8:30pm Introduction to Canning (West Point Grey Community) Centre

Wed Jul 17 6-8pm Kits Community Potluck (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 18 1:15-2:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens: Children's Workshop (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Thu Jul 18 2-2:45pm Gardening at VV (off Broadway)

Thu Jul 18 3-7pm Westside Community Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 18 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library @ Westside Community Food Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 18 6-7pm Kits Village July Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Thu Jul 18 6:30-8:30pm Pests! Who's Eating My Lettuce & What To Do (CANCELLED) (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Thu Jul 18 6-7pm Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshops (West End Community Centre)

Thu Jul 18 7-9pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Fri-Sun Jul 19-21 Folk Festival (Jericho Beach Park)

Sun Jul 21 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) 

Mon Jul 22 6:00-8:00pm First Steps to Prevention (Kitsilano Vancouver Public Library Branch)

Tue Jul 23 3-5pm Seed Packet Party at the VV Field House in McBride Park

Wed Jul 24 6-7pm Permaculture Vancouver July Meetup (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed Jul 24 7-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Thu Jul 25 2-2:45pm Gardening at VV (off Broadway)

Thu Jul 25 3-7pm Westside Community Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 25 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library @ Westside Community Food Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 25 4-5:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Fri Jul 26 10am-noon Seed Packet Party at the VV Field House in McBride Park

Sat Jul 27 9-10:30pm VV Goes to the Celebration of Light (tip of Kits Point, behind the Maritime Museum)

Sun Jul 28 10am-noon Building Solar Greenhouses (Farmers on 57th)

Sun Jul 28 12:25-2:50 Gardening at Aberthau Garden (near West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Jul 28 1-3pm Fall & Winter Gardening (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Jul 28 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) 

Mon Jul 29 6:30-8:30pm The Basics of Seed Saving (Marpole-Oakridge) Community Centre

Tue Jul 30 6:30-8:30pm The Secret Life of Wild Yeast (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Jul 31 6:30-8:30pm Plant Families: Understanding Garden Connections (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed Jul 31 9-10:30pm VV Goes to the Celebration of Light (tip of Kits Point, behind the Maritime Museum)

Thu Aug 1 3-7pm Westside Community Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Aug 1 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Aug 1 2-2:45pm Gardening at VV (Green Streets Garden)

Fri Aug 2 3-5pm Zero-Waste in the Kitchen & Making Beeswax Wraps (David Eby's Office)

Sat Aug 3 9-10:30pm VV Goes to the Celebration of Light (tip of Kits Point, behind the Maritime Museum)

Sat-Sun Aug 3-4 A (Holiday) Weekend at the Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Aug 4 9am-5:30 Gardening at Aberthau Garden (near West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Aug 4 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Aug 5 10-11am Seed Packet Party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) 

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

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June 18, 2019 at 10am to August 5, 2019 at 9pm
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