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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.)

 

Village Vancouver Events August 15 - September 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

Fri Aug 16 5-10pm  Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes (S.P.A.C.E.): exhibition, outdoor projections and soundscapes at LocoMotoArt Studio indoor exhibition (VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

Fri Aug 16 8:30-10pm Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes (S.P.A.C.E.): exhibition, outdoor projections and soundscapes at LocoMotoArt Studio outdoor projections (VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

Sun Aug 18, 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun Aug 25, 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden  (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sat Aug 31, 10am-3pm VV booth at SPEC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (Riley Park)

Sun Sep 8  3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden  (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Sep 10, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Canning (Garrett Wellness Centre)

Fri Sep 13, 3:30-5:30pm Building Healthy Soil (Clinton Park Fieldhouse)

Sat Sept 14, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Garden)

Sun Sept 15, 1-2:30pm Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop (West End Community Centre)

Sun Sept 15, 2:30-3:30pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Sun Sept 15, 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Wed Sept 18, 6:30-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (McBride Park Field House)

Thu Sept 19, 6-7pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Thu Sept 19, 7-8:30pm Introduction to Vertical Gardening (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Fri Sep 20, 3:30-5:30pm Seed Saving (Clinton Park Field House)

Fri Sept 20, 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (False Creek Community Centre)

Sat Sept 21, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sat Sept 21,10am-12:30pm Garden Harvest Celebration (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sat Sept 21, 12:30-2pm Westside Urban Garden Club Potluck (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Sept 22, 10-11:30am VV plots @Cottonwood Community Garden

Sun Sept 22, 1-3pm Menu Planning, Meal Prep and Mason Jar Salads (West End Community Centre)

Sun Sept 22, 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Sept 24, 6:30-8:30pm Drip irrigation for a Waterwise Garden (VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

Thu Sept 26, 6-9pm Introduction to Canning (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Fri Sept 27, 4:30-6pm Intro to Fermenting (West End Community Centre)

Sat Sept 28, 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Community Garden (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sat Sept 28, 2-4pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (Hastings Community Centre)

Sun Sept 29, 11am-1pm Zero Waste in the Kitchen and Making Beeswax Wraps (Trout Lake Community Centre)

Sun Sept 29, 11:30am-1:30pm Introduction to Seed Saving (Douglas Park Community Centre)

Sun Sept 29, 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Sept 30, 5-7pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (Garrett Wellness Centre)

Mon Sept 30, 6:30-8:30pm Making Beeswax Salves (Kits Community Centre)

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

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