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*Langara College Sustainable Communities Summer School/Village Vancouver Transition School

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*Langara College Sustainable Communities Summer School/Village Vancouver Transition School

Time: July 7, 2012 at 9:30am to July 13, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Langara College
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, sustainability, community, food, gardening
Organized By: Village Vancouver, Ross Moster, Sarah St. John
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2012

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Event Description

Langara College's Sustainable Communities Summer School

Join us to learn skills, gain knowledge, develop strategies, and create visions for creating sustainable communities rooted in social and environmental justice.

Many courses offered as part of the Summer School are part of Village Vancouver's Annual Transition School.

Workshop fees vary please check the workshop descriptions on the web for times and price.

Please Register - click here.


Community and Cultural Development
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Building Effective Boards for Sustainable Communities - Judi Piggott

Using Reclaimed Textiles to make a Medicine Pouch - Karenza T. Wall

Navigating Bureaucracy: Skills for Advocates and Service Providers - Barry Growe

Getting Your Voice Heard at City Hall - Nathan Edelson & Peter Burch

Introduction to Transition - Ross Moster

How to Build a Village in a City - Ross Moster

Preparing a Winning Grant Application - David Lee & Sonja Embree

The Green Streets Game: Transformation Through Play - Julien Thomas & Adam Kebede

Everything (almost) you Need to Know about Community Currencies - Michael Linton & Jordan Bober

Youth Engagement (Adult Audience)
Youth Engagement (Youth Audience) - iris yong pearson

How to Start a Collaborative Community Garden - Rob Miksza

Collaborative Arts and Community Building: Late Nite Art- Julien Thomas

Arts Collaborative Green Infrastructure – An Intensive Workshop - Beth Carruthers

The ABC’s of ABCD (Arts Based Community Development) - Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Introduction to Circle Dance (full day and evening)- Mihaela Yeung

Prepared or not Prepared: Are you Ready? - Ann Pacey

Co-ops Work! - Melanie Conn & Marty Frost

Radical Democratic Practice - Amy Li

Communication and Facilitation
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Group Savvy - Kate Sutherland

Appreciative Inquiry: A Strengths Based Approach - Ken Pawlak

Facilitating Participation - Lee-Anne Ragan

Make Light Work Kate Sutherland

One-Size Doesn’t Fit All: Conflict Resolution - Lee-Anne Ragan

Introduction to Non-Violent Communication - Raj Gill

Developing Resilience- Shayna Hornstein

Effective Social Change through Nonviolent Communication - Raj Gill & Leslie Kemp

Setting Healthy Limits - Shayna Hornstein

Social Ecology
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Setting the Context for change: Exploring the Pathways to Ecological

Sustainability- Kathryn Chollette

Composting Made Easy- Grant Watson

Balcony and Container Gardening- Grant Watson

Bioremedial Art – Intro- Beth Carruthers

Transportation Transformation: Sustainable Transport for Your Community- Eric Doherty

Wild in the City: Drawing, Nature, and Knowledge - Beth Carruthers

Food Systems Dialogue- Herb Barbolet

Bees in the City: An Introduction to Backyard Bee-Keeping- Brain Campbell

Building Resilient Neighbourhood Food Networks - Ross Moster

Introduction to Permaculture Design - Sara Dent & Delvin Solkinson

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Comment by Sarah St. John on July 4, 2012 at 12:37pm

Please register soon so that we can get an idea of numbers.

Registration info can be found here:

Call registration at 604.323.5322, me at 604.323.5193 or fill out our form:

Comment by Jane McNeil on July 4, 2012 at 12:14pm

Thanks for the clarification Sarah! :)

Comment by Sarah St. John on July 4, 2012 at 11:26am

Sorry for the confusion. The Summer School is a series of individual workshops - the fee depends on the workshop, some are free.
For each of the workshops go to the link below and click on the drop down menus for the individual workshops using the plus sign on the right hand side - the full description will appear with the price. Please note discounts are available for students and un or underemployed.

Community and Cultural Development

Communication and Facilitation

Social Ecology

Comment by Jane McNeil on July 4, 2012 at 9:57am

I think it's free if you're registered with Village Vancouver Kathy ! :)

Comment by Kathy M. on July 4, 2012 at 5:27am

what is the cost of this school. Tried to find info on registration site but must have missed it.

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