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.)

 

Special Announcements

Village Vancouver Events

April-August 2018

We have over 200 workshops, events, garden parties and other activities scheduled over the next 4 1/2 months. Check them out!

April

Highlights:  Over a dozen workshops. Gardening info session (Apr 7) (to join a VV garden)Organic Gardening Open House (Apr 21), Aberthau Permaculture Garden Open House (Apr 28)

Thu Apr 19 6-7 pm Kits Village April Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Sat Apr 21 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Apr 21 11 am-1 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (precedes Organic Gardening Open House) (Kits branchVPL)

Sat Apr 21 1-4 pm Organic Gardening Open House (Kits branch VPL) 

Sat Apr 21 1-4 pm VV Booth/Community Seed Library at Green Streets Plant Swap (Tupper St. Greenway)

Sun Apr 22 11 am-12:30 pm VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Apr 22 3-5:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Apr 24  6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening(Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Thu Apr 26 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC) (Kits)

Sat Apr 28 10 am-3 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Open House (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun Apr 29 10 am-noon Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Brewery Creek Community Garden)

Sun Apr 29 2-4 pm Seed Packet Party (TBC) (Kits)

Sun Apr 29 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

May

Highlights: A dozen plus workshops.

Tue May 1 6:30-8 pm Main St. VV May workshop (Time TBC) (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House) 

Tue  May 1 6:30-8:30 pm Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (WE Community Centre)

Wed May 2 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden!

(Sunset Community Centre)

Thu May 3 6:30-8:30 pm Early Summer Gardening (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Fri May 4 4:45-5:45 pm VV Main St. Car Free Day Demo Sustainable Village Planning Session  (Kits)

Fri  May 4 5:45-6:45 pm VV Newsletter Team meeting (Kits)

Sat May 5 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 5 2:30-4:30 pm Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (Kits Community Centre)

Sun May 6 10:30 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party (TBC) (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun May 6 1-2:30 pm Intro to Fermenting (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 6 3-5:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun May 6 5:30-7 pm Kits Village Potluck (TBC) (Kits)

Mon May 7 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC)(Kits)

Mon May 7 6:30-8:30 pm Milk and Water Kefir (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue May 8 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Seed Saving (WE Community Centre)

Wed May 9 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Root Beers (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Fri May 11 9:30-11:30 am Early Summer Gardening (Strathcona  Community Centre)

Sat May 12 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 12 2:30-4 pm Seed Savers Club (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 13 2:30-5 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon May 14 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue May 15 1-3 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Tue May 15 4:30-7 pm VV Board of Directors Meeting (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Wed May 16 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu May 17 6-7 pm Kits Village May Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Sat May 19 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun May 20 2:30-5 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon May 21 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC)(Kits)

Tue May 22 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Root Beer (WE Community Centre)

Wed May 23 6:30-8:30 pm Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 26 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 26 2-3:30 pm VV Permaculture Plots work party (TBC) (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sat May 26 3:30-4:30 pm Seed Packet Party (TBC) (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Sun May 27 1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 27 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 27 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue May 29 6:30-8:30 pm Workshop TBA (Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu May 31 6:30-8:30 pm Kombucha! (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

June-August

Highlights: VV Demo Sustainable Village @Main St. Car Free Day (Jun 17), Westside Food Festival (Jul 5-Aug 9)

click here for June-August events 

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

Sat Apr 7 3:30-4:30 pm

VV 2018 Gardening & Permaculture Opportunities Info Session

(VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

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

www.villagevancouver.ca

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

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*Introduction to Organic Gardening ($5 workshop) at Marpole Oakridge Community Centre (Lower Lounge)

April 24, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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*Introduction to Organic Gardening (FREE workshop) and Organic Gardening Open House at Kits Vancouver Public Library (meeting room)

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Ongoing Courses/Activities

Interested in participating in a VV garden? Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca.

Interested in getting involved with VV in other ways? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

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