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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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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 October 30-November 30, 2019

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for more info: events@villagevancouver.ca

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

Wed Oct 30 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Oct 30, 10:30am-2pm Seed Packet Party (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sat, Nov 2, 10am-12:30pm Gardening at Aberthau Permaculture Garden  (planting garlic and prepping the garden for winter) (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Nov 3, 10-11:30am Gardening at VV Cottonwood Plots (planting garlic and prepping the garden for winter) (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Nov 3, 3-5:30pm Gardening at Kits Village Collaborative Garden (planting garlic and prepping the garden for winter) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun Nov 3, 1-3pm Planning Your Spring Garden (West End Community Centre)

Mon Nov 4, 11am-noon Gardening at VV  Green Streets Garden (planting garlic and prepping the garden for winter) (Kits, near Broadway)

Tue Nov 5, 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Loco Moto artists collective Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park in the studio)

Tue Nov 5, 6-8pm Main Street Village November Gathering: Exploring Responses to the Climate Emergency (Little Mountain Neighbourhood House)

Tue Nov 5, 7-8:30pm Introduction to Vertical Gardening (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed Nov 6, 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Loco Moto artists collective Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park in the studio)

Wed Nov 6, 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session (TBC) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 6, 10:30am-2pm Seed Packet Party (TBC) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 6, 5:30-7:30pm Neighbour Savour West community potluck (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Sat, Nov 9, 10am-12:30pm Gardening at Aberthau Permaculture Garden  (prepping the garden for winter) (TBC) (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Nov 10, 10am-2pm (possibly longer) Grounds and Garden Cleanup (for Remembrance Day (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) Volunteers needed

Mon Nov 11, 9:30-11:30am Grounds and Garden Cleanup (for Remembrance Day) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) Volunteers needed

Tue Nov 12, 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Loco Moto artists collective Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park - in the studio)

Tue Nov 12 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Village Vancouver Open House(VV Field House in McBride Park)

Tue Nov 12, 6:30-9pm Mending Circle (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 13, 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Loco Moto artists collective Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park - in the studio)

Wed Nov 13, 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session (TBC) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 13, 10:30am-2pm Seed Packet Party (TBC) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 13, 1-3pm Seed Savers Club (West End Community Centre)

Wed Nov 13, 6:30-8:30pm Zero Waste in the Kitchen and Making Beeswax Wraps (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Thu Nov 14, 6-7pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Fri Nov 15, 4:30-6pm Introduction to Fermenting (False Creek Community Centre)

Sat, Nov 16, 10am-12:30pm Gardening at Aberthau Permaculture Garden  prepping the garden for winter) (TBC) (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Nov 17, 10-11:30am Gardening at VV Cottonwood Plots (prepping the garden for winter) (TBC) (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Nov 17, 11am-1pm Menu Planning, Meal Prep and Mason Jar Salads (Trout Lake Community Centre)

Sun Nov 17, 1-2:30pm Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop (West End Community Centre)

Sun Nov 17, 2:30-3:30pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Sun Nov 17, 2:30-4 VV 2019 AGM (meeting 2:30-3:30; potluck 3:30-4) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sun Nov 17, 3-5:30pm Gardening at Kits Village Collaborative Garden (prepping the garden for winter (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun Nov 17, 4-6:30 pm VV Board of Directors Meeting  (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Mon Nov 18, 11am-noon Gardening at VV  Green Streets Garden (prepping the garden for winter) (Kits, near Broadway)

Tue Nov 19, 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Loco Moto artists collective Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park - in the studio)

Tue Nov 19, 6:30-9pm Mending Circle (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 20, 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Loco Moto artists collective Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park - in the studio)

Wed Nov 20 10am-3pm Fall at McBride Park: Village Vancouver Open House (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 20, 10:30am-2pm VV Admin Working Group work session (TBC) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 20, 10:30am-2pm Seed Packet Party (TBC) (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 20, 6-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (potluck at 6; workshop at 6:30)  (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Nov 20, 6:30-8:30pm Introduction to Vertical Gardening (hands on) (VV Field House in McBride Park) 

Wed Nov 20, 6:30-8:30pm Garden Prep: Site Analysis, Bed Prep and Crop Planning (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Thu Nov 21, 6-9:30pm EcoResilience Workshop (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Sat Nov 23, 2-4pm Planning Your Spring Garden (Hastings Community Centre)

Sun Nov 24, 11:30am-1:30pm Concepts in Year Round Gardening (Douglas Park Community Centre)

Mon Nov 25, 6:30-8:30pm Planning Your Spring Garden (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Tue Nov 26, 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (West End Community Centre)

Thu Nov 28, 7-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (West Point Grey 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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