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Dunbar Transition Village


Dunbar Transition Village

Dunbar related transition activities for those worried about climate change, peak oil, economic disorder, and their consequences, and determined to do something about it.

Location: Dunbar, West Side, Vancouver
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2015

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Hi all those interested in learning more about seed saving, the how to’s and why’s.
Ann and Hanno were recently awarded a neighbourhood small grant to start up a seed saving group in Dunbar. We hope to:
 Raise awareness of the importance of seed saving
 Connect gardeners interested in learning about seed saving and sharing
 Offer an initial seed saving workshop and circulate information about future seed saving workshops in other neighbourhoods
 Collaborate with other neighbourhood seed saving efforts (Kitsilano, Main Street, Cedar Cottage) sharing resources, seeds and good will.
Come to 3575 Mayfair Ave on Wed, October 10th at 6:30 pm to find out more. RSVP or find out more by emailing

Why? Without seeds, we cannot grow food. The world seed supply is increasingly being controlled and concentrated into fewer hands, mostly corporations with an interest in genetic modification and the patenting of seeds.
The reality of climate disruption points to the importance of having a readily accessible and diverse supply of fruit and vegetable varieties to feed ourselves. Seed varieties adapted to local conditions are best suited to help us successfully grow more food locally, however, as seeds have a limited lifespan, it is crucial that we preserve them now for future generations – we risk losing these varieties if we do not. Saving seed is a life-preserving act that farmers and urban home gardeners alike can do to ensure a healthy and prosperous harvest.
Hope you will join us.

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Comment by Ann Pacey on January 15, 2015 at 11:46am

Hi Clare
We have been dormant in recent times, but did manage to achieve quite a bit. It really depends on who's willing and able to shake the trees.
I don't know about any current soap making workshops. I took one at UBC a few years ago and have done several batches of soap myself.
I have quite a bit of the kit, if you'd like to try your hand, i'd be willing to give it a go again. Homemade soap is lovely.
And as far as other activities in Dunbar, perhaps the easiest thing would be to get together for coffee? I've recently moved from Dunbar but am still involved in a couple of activities.

Comment by Clare Cullen on January 12, 2015 at 10:47am

I see this group has not had a lot of activity but I hope I will hear back from someone! I am looking for a soap-making workshop in the Dunbar/ Point Grey area. Do you know of any? I am interested in other VV activities in this neighbourhood, too, but thought I would start with this. Thanks!

Comment by Chris Diplock on June 12, 2013 at 8:57am

Lend your voice to the dialogue on the future of sharing in Vancouver! The Sharing Project, fresh off their successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, is releasing their survey on opportunities for our city’s sharing economy. The survey is open from May 22-June 19. Take some time to visit the The Sharing Project and fill out the survey. Your participation and input is valuable so click over to answer questions about what you’d like to share and with whom. The research findings and recommendations will be revealed late in the summer.

Comment by Zsuzsi Fodor on January 31, 2012 at 2:20pm

Join us for a FREE community kitchen pilot session being held this Friday at St. Mark's Anglican Church from 6-8 pm at Larch and 2nd. Registration is open to all but you must register in advance as space is limited.

We will prepare and enjoy a vegetarian meal together. No need to bring anything with you, just your hungry selves!

You can contact me at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 604-736-3588 ext. 31 or Please do register ASAP so we can ensure we have enough participants to run the session.

Comment by Jeff Kitchen on August 6, 2011 at 4:32pm

Hello everyone!

Check out the first workshop of Casa Matea's Summer Workshop Series, starts tomorrow (Sunday August 7th) from 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Hope to see y'all there,

Jeff = )

Comment by Ann Pacey on November 4, 2010 at 10:30am
We held our first canning workshop last Thursday (Oct 28) at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Kerrisdale. There were 10 participants. What a great commercial kitchen. We had a foodsafe leader and canned a big lot of crabapple jelly. Great for Christmas presents. We'll be posting a calendar of our upcoming canning workshops for those who couldn't make it this time.
Comment by Susan Jane Bibbings on September 9, 2010 at 10:34pm
Hi All! I have loads of fresh chives in my garden if anyone wants any. Just let me know!

Ta ta,
Susan & co.
Comment by Ann Pacey on July 29, 2010 at 8:12am
Our first potluck and village meetup last night. Thanks Julia for hosting, and thanks Eve, Susan, Angie, Robert, Catherine and Jane for coming.
For such short notice, we had a very good turnout.
We look forward to our next meetup and starting to organize a core group and move forward to develop projects around our members interests.
See you soon. Ann
Comment by Julia Smith on May 11, 2010 at 10:17am
I'm happy to host a meeting too. We have plenty of room both inside and out. Would be happy to hit you all up for advice/feedback/input on our setup while I had you hostage too :)
Comment by Shelby Tay on May 3, 2010 at 4:45pm
Hi All, we had a great workshop at our house on Apartment and Container Gardening with Robin Wheeler on Saturday. Would be happy to host an initial meeting at my house if needed once we figure out a date. Cheers!

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