Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: September 15, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Street: near 8th and Balsam
Phone: RSVP here or to Ross at email@example.com (address to be sent out a couple days before)
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, drop-in spaghetti night, dinner, meet your neighbours, 8th amd balsam
Organized By: Claudia and Mark, Laura Lee Coles, Malin Hansen, Ross Moster, Kits Village and Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2013
Share a meal with neighbours, prepared by a neighbour. Last year, almost 200 people participated in over a dozen spaghetti nights and at the community-wide celebration.
Our 3rd DISN is on September 15. Open to all, this drop-in hosted by Claudia and Mark is aimed at neighbours living within 2-3 blocks of 8th and Balsam, with much of the food sourced fresh and locally - a bean stew with veggies from the farmers market, bread, salad - and vegetarian.
There's room for 20 people. (16 now confirmed - room for 4 more.)
The 3rd in a series of 12 plus neighbourhood Drop-in "Spaghetti" Nights hosted by different Kits Villagers and other VVers around Kits and the Westside over the next few months, followed by a community-wide celebration on November 7th. Hosts will provide the meal and track where the ingredients come from, and we'll collate how local our eating habits are and how spaghetti night are helping connect neighbours at the community gathering.
Much of the food will be grown and sourced locally, including from the Kits Village Collaborative Garden and the Thursday Westside Community Food Market. Hosts who want to "grow their own DISN dinner" can obtain free seeds from the KV Seed library, and then can recycle any plastic containers at the monthly Kits Village Plastic Recycling Depots, and compost the food scraps at the KV garden or take them to one of our weekly food scrap drops spots.
By the way, they’re called Drop-in “Spaghetti” nights, because many of the ones we've held in the past have involved serving spaghetti, but they can really involve any foods - for instance, Drop-in Rutabaga Night.
If you live on the Westside and would like to participate or host a DISN, please RSVP here or send your name and cross-streets to Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver, administered by Kits Neighbourhood House.