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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

 

Community Gardening

April 6- June 29, Saturday: Kitsilano Community Garden 

   1:45 PM - 3:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

May 4- August 31: Aberthau Community Garden 

   10:00 AM - 12:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center 

 8th Annual Westside Food Festival

(May 21st-July 8th)

June 18 - June 24

June 18, Tuesday: Indoor vertical gardening

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

June 19, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver June Meetup

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

June 22, Saturday: Douglas Park Community Day Booth

   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Douglas Park Community Center

June 23, Sunday: Greek Day

   11:00AM - 4:00PM - VV Tabling at Premier David Eby's booth on Broadway 

June 24, Monday: Planting With the Moon Phases

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

June 25 - July 1

June 26, Wednesday: Cool Summer Drinks

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

June 29, Saturday: DIY Crochet Dishcloths

   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

June 29, Saturday: DIY Planter Box Giveaway

   2:45 PM - 3:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

July 2 - July 8

July 3, Wednesday: Mini-Macrame Wall Hangings

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

July 6, Saturday: Khatsahlano Street Party

   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at David Eby's Booth at West 4th Ave

July 6, Saturday: Gardening in the Fall

   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

July 6, Saturday: Kids Can Grow Food Tool

   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse 

July 6 - August 31: Kitsilano Community Garden

   1:45 PM - 3:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

July 7, Sunday: Kitsilano Farmers Market

   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM VV tabling with Westside Food Collaborative at Kitsilano 

   Community Center 

July 7, Sunday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at False Creek Community Center 

Other Summer Events

June 17, Monday: Introduction to Organic Gardening

   5:45 PM - 7:45 PM at Renfrew Library

June 23, Sunday: WE Garden Club

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

June 26, Wednesday: Mandala of Dreams and Nature

   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Collingwood Library

July 4, Thursday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Trout Lake Community Center

July 9, Tuesday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks

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

July 11, Thursday: Introduction to Seed Saving

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

July 12, Friday: Grow Your Own Sprouts and Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Trout Lake Community Center

July 13, Saturday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening

   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

July 15, Monday: Gardening in a Changing Climate

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

July 16, Tuesday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY Beeswax Wraps

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

July 17, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver July Meetup

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

July 18, Thursday: Kits Village Recycling Depot

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

July 23, Tuesday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY Beeswax Wraps

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

July 25, Thursday: WE Garden Club

   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at West End Community Center

August 1, Thursday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks 

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

August 6, Tuesday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks 

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

August 11, Sunday: Urban Gardening 

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

August 14, Wednesday: Homemade Kombucha Brewing 

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

August 15, Thursday: Kits Village Recycling Depot

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

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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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