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Build community, reconnect with the ground, capture carbon, and grow something beautiful and edible in a small green space. There is lots to recommend here. Be a part of it. Part of the VV Neighbourhood Food Network. Join VV to join this group.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2014
First off, we live in a rain forest. Of course the forest is gone in the Lower Mainland--and so is our once deep, rich, and healthy topsoil--so we have to deal with the challenge of hydrology, aka retaining water for our food gardens and controlling run-off to protect everything from our neighbour's property to our stream and ocean water quality and biodiversity.
A great PDF how-to guide on creating a "rain garden"--which was written for our bioregion--is too large at 14 megaBytes to post on this site's server, so it is being hosted on a VV Director's Cloud account, and can be downloaded by clicking on this hyperlink. If this link does not work, send us an email by clicking here and we can email it out in sections.
Kits Village has a gardening collaborative group, with members gardening in the Kits Village Collaborative Garden (now in our 5th year), a couple Green Spaces, in our Permaculture in Planters project and also a couple small Permaculture Food Forests. New members are welcome. We helped helped start and participated in the Westside Collaborative Garden (2010-12), and members helped start and participate in the Kits Community Centre Collaborative Garden. We also have 3 seed libraries, dinner groups, a recycling depot, host drop-in spaghetti nights, etc.
Village has a Permaculture Plot at Cottonwoord Community Garden. Village also sponsors Woodland Community Garden.
Interested in Seed Saving and Seed Sharing? Check out our Village Vancouver Seed Savers Group and Cedar Cottage Seed Savers Collective to learn how and to take advantage of nature's bounty. Will you take on this task for your neighbourhood, and be the plant saviour for another corner of the earth? Currently, other Village seed saving efforts include Main Street Neighbourhood Seed Library and Kits Village Seed Savers/Kits Seed Library.
Another great Vancouver group, the Vancouver Plant & Seed Exchange Network, has started an amazing plant and seed sharing web resource, leveraging the power of nature and of the internet to expand our food choices for a 100-foot diet. Just click on this link.
Monday, July 21 7-9 pmKits Community Centre 2690 Larch, VancouverJoin a new collaborative garden in…Continue
Village has a new Permaculture focused garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden in Strathcona, and we're looking for one or two additional Villagers to garden collaboratively. Cost is $5/year…Continue
Time: August 3, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm Location: Vancouver Homesteader's Emporium Street: 649 East Hastings StreetCity/Town: Vancouver, BC V6A 1R2 CanadaOrganized By: Ross Moster, Duncan Martin, VV…Continue
Time: Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 8:30am to 3:30pm Location: Kits, RSVP for address (near 5th and Arbutus) Organized By: Ross Moster, Justin Ritchie, Jane Williams, Nick Grabovac, and Kits Village…Continue