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Kits Village Visioning Session and potluck dinner -- Come build community!

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Kits Village Visioning Session and potluck dinner -- Come build community!

Time: February 20, 2011 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: Kits
Phone: Ross 604.742.9881
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, visioning, transition, potluck, food, fun, community self reliance
Organized By: Ross Moster, Kits Village convenor and Erin Innes, Main Street Neighbourhood
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2011

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Event Description

Share some good food and conversation with other members of Kitsilano Transition Village.

What would a more sustainable and resilient Kitsilano look like? How can we take steps towards this?

There will be plenty of time in this visioning session to meet other members and explore possibilities, so bring your interests and ideas!

With Permaculture designer Erin Innes (Main Street Neighbourhood village).

Please RSVP on this page so we can get a sense of how many people are coming and for the address.

Erin and I are really excited about this. Hope you'll join us!



Kits Village convenor


P.S. Here are a couple examples of recent visionings from other villages and an interesting neighbourhood in Portland.

Transition Strathcona

Ainsworth Street Collective


grandview woodland neighbourhood village:

(posted by Jordan Bober)

Hello everyone,

At the Village Vancouver Meet-up held last week, we broke off into groups corresponding to different geographical areas of the city and brainstormed various projects that could possibly be organised at the village level. The purpose of this is to get ideas flowing and to make everyone aware of the kinds of ideas they may share in common with others from the same village. I have been tasked with posting the results of this min-visioning session to the GW village page, so here it is:


1. Sustainable systems: Compost sharing/common compost, mutual assistance with set-up of grey water recycling systems, energy efficiency projects including possibly creating a system to allow the microfinancing of home retrofitting (maybe piggybacking on the city's current initiative to fund home retrofits for increased energy efficiency).

2. Social: Potlucks to encourage neighbours to get to know each other, "block buddy" system for mutual assistance in case of a disaster, mapping of community vulnerabilities and resources in case of a disaster, setting up "phone trees" for rapid emergency dissemination of information, checking up on people in case of a disaster, etc.

3. Children: Set up toy sharing, shared child care, organising nature outings for children.

4. Food: Sharing of food, storage and preservation activities/space/equipment, sharing of expertise, shared cob ovens, mutual help with watering gardens etc in case someone is away.

5. Elders: looking out for our elders by offering care and company.

6. Education: Setting up a common library for book sharing, mutual teaching

7. Medicine: Sharing of medicinal knowledge, herbs, etc.

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Comment by Ross Moster on February 19, 2011 at 10:36am

It's great to see so much interest in the Visioning. Based on the number of confirmations, and assuming some of the maybes come, we're getting near capacity, but I think we could probably accommodate 3 or 4 more people.

If you're thinking about attending, please RSVP as soon as possible, and we'll send you the address.

Looking forward to it!


Comment by Ross Moster on February 18, 2011 at 6:52pm
Sounds yummie!
Comment by Community Arts on February 18, 2011 at 6:43pm
Hi, I plan to bring a stone for stone soup plus some chick peas. If you are inclined to add to our collective soup by bringing some veggies or such, please do. It can simmer while we simmer with ideas and plans, and waft a lovely odour over the whole place. If there's more soup, we can share and freeze. - Mary Bennett
Comment by Ross Moster on February 17, 2011 at 10:49am
Hope you'll join us for what promises to be a fun, invigorating and inspiring gathering!

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