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Kitsilano Transition Village

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Kitsilano Transition Village

Neighbours sharing interest in community, sustainability and resiliency. Potlucks, collaborative gardening, permaculture, workshops, demonstration sustainable village, fruit orchard, green spaces, block parties, drop-in spaghetti nights, emergency preparedness, community arts, seed library/collective, collaborations with other community groups, canning, plastic recycling depot, straw/feed deliveries, dinner groups, slow food/slow everything day, work parties, vegan soup nights, movie nights, Folk Festival, bees, chickens, Celebration of Light, Thanksgiving get together, Neighbourhood Food Network, Westside Food Collaborative and Westside Community Food Market, sustainability library, Salon d'Elan Vital, impromptu gatherings, less consuming and more fun! COMMUNITY RESILIENCE and SELF-RELIANCE.

Kits Village Permaculture Guild  two food forests and looking for new projects.

REGULAR ACTIVTIES (partial list)

Unless noted, all activities are open to everyone. Please contact Ross at ross@villagevancouver for more info.

Monthly Potluck  2nd Sundays 6-8. Sometimes w/movie or workshop.

Salon d'Elan Vital discussion and potluck     1st Sat or Sun 1-4.

Collaborative Garden                                        Weekly work parties, usually 3-6 Sundays

Plastics Recycling Depot                                  Usually monthly on Thursday before 3rd Friday. July-Sept at  Westside at 8th and Vine

Drop in "Spaghetti" Nights                            Neighbours cooking meals for other neighbours. Summer/Fall evenings run Aug-Nov.

Dinner Groups                                  new groups starting.

Westside Collaborative Garden                               A balcony garden at Kits House. Weekly work parties Tuesday 4-5:30.

Seed Library/Seed Savers                                      We meet occasionally,  2nd Tuesday morning and table the Library at street fairs, Westside Community Food Market, the KV Collaborative Garden. Free seeds, seed swapping, and donations!

Seasonal Gatherings                 the Celebration of Light fireworks and Folk Fest in the summer, hold a Thanksgiving Dinner and a Slow Food, Slow Everything Day in early December. (Dec 8, 2013).

From Here to There FED-AP Community Food Resiliency events at Museum of Vancouver. FHTT 4 is the closing event of the Sustenance Festival.

Brown Bag Lunches  Monthly discussions around community food resilience.

Location: Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory. Please contact Ross (ross@villagevancouver.ca)
Members: 171
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2016

About Kits Village, Village Vancouver, and Transition Towns/Of Note/Get Involved/Other Events and Activities

ABOUT KITS TRANSITION VILLAGE, VV, and TRANSITION TOWNS
We're part of Village Vancouver's Transition Town initiative. The Transition Town movement started in England a few years ago and has quickly spread all over the world. TT's are a way to generate
 a grassroots,
 community wide response to Climate Change and Peak Oil (have you noticed that we seem to be depleting a lot of our "natural resources" rather quickly?), and to the economic instability and insecurity we seem to facing more and more nowadays by building community resiliency.
What it really all boils down to is that connecting with your neighbours can be one simple, but
very effective way of dealing with some of this stuff in tangible (and fun and satisfying) ways.

 

OF NOTE    

Gardening and other workshops. Details posted on the events page and here as they're scheduled. We refer to these as "Reskilling" workshops because these are skills we've collectively tended to have more of in years past. Learning and relearning (and applying) these skills helps us to reconnect to healthy, nuturing food, and to grow and preserve more of our own food and become more self reliant as a community. This in turn helps creates a more sustainabe and resilient neighbourhood in very tangible ways.
Free Stores and Gift Exchanges. Our potlucks and  many of our other activities are good opportunities to engage in free stores/gift exchanges, seed and fruit and veggie swapping and other gift economy activities.How does our garden grow? Do you know of opportunities or potential opportunities to garden collaboratively (growing together and sharing the harvest) in Kits? Imagine if this was going on in lots more locations. Have a front lawn or a back yard you're not using? Know of a strip between the sidewalk and street where food could be grown? Other ideas for growing spaces?
GET INVOLVED

There are lots of ways to plug in around things you're interested in...
Interested in helping with our seed saving collective and library or the plastic recycling depot? Or participating in a beekeeping or backyard chicken group, dinner group or collaborative garden? Turning your front fence into a community bulletin board or creating a community book nook lending library on the corner, or in your lane? A tool library? Canning?

Hosting a drop-in spaghetti night or the next monthly potluck or workparty? Swapping plants? Do you have space in your yard to offer to someone who's looking for gardening space? Starting something new in Kits which will build more community and help us become a more sustainable and resilient neighbourhood? Helping each other figure out how to make a transition to living well while using substantially less energy? Participating in the administration of Kits Village? (Creating the monthly calendar, planning activities, etc.)

Or?

Transition is not a spectator sport! One of the beauties of Kits Village and Village Vancouver is that there's room for just about everybody.


Don't be passive -

Bring your ideas and interests and join the party!

 

OTHER EVENT AND ACTIVITIES

In addition to our regular and ongoing events posted above, we're involved in many other activities. Click here to find all events tagged with Kitsilano 
http://www.villagevancouver.ca/events/event/search?q=kitsilano

Discussion Forum

Gift Economy - Mathom party?

Started by Mary Bennett Mar 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Hello, I have been known to invite "mathoms" (Hobbits' recycled gifts) at my own birthday party.re: Free Stores and Gift Exchanges. Our potlucks and many of our other activities are good opportunities to engage in free stores/gift exchanges, seed…Continue

Kits Village June Plastic Recycling Depot

Started by Ross Moster Jun 10, 2015. 0 Replies

Thursday, June 18 from 6-7 pmFREEKits, near beach. RSVP for address on event post or to kitsrecycling@villagevancouver.ca.Drop your clean…Continue

Two Van Folk Fest weekend passes available

Started by Ross Moster Jul 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi Kits Villagers,I always buy a bunch of folk fest tickets thru my Rogue Folk Music Club membership for friends and fellow music lovers. I have two weekend passes left at my cost -- $130/ticket, on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. (Currently, they're…Continue

A Walk RoundAbout Kits: Community Art, Bees, and Gardens w/Mary Bennett

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by Angela Squires Aug 23, 2013. 1 Reply

This Sunday. Click here for details.Part of the Earthwalks Vancouver series co-sponsored by False Creek Watershed…Continue

*Kits Village July plastic recycling is at the Westside Community Food (pocket) Market @ 8th and Vine

Started by Ross Moster Jul 17, 2013. 0 Replies

From Malin Hansen:On Thursday July 18 from 3 to 6pm Kits Village Vancouver will collect plastics for FREE at the  Westside Community Food (Pocket) Market at 8th and Vine. Please come by to pick up some fresh veggies, swap some seeds at our seed…Continue

Volunteers Needed for Keep Vancouver Spectacular: May 17-27 - more help still needed!

Started by Ross Moster May 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Beryl Lamb, Kits Point co-ordinator again this year for Keep Vancouver Spectacular, is looking for volunteers for the cleaning up our neighbourhood streets and alleys.“We receive lots of positive feedback from volunteers plus it feels good,” says…Continue

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Comment by Mary Bennett on July 26, 2016 at 5:18pm

I've just joined the sharing economy website afeatherway.com - and I've posted a whole bunch of stuff I'm trying to move to a new home including a black compost bin, wire cage for dried leaves, garden pots, an outdoor bench (not beautiful but foldable), 4 folding wooden chairs, an electric kettle and various collage/fabric supplies for crafts. And while I have your attention - my herb garden in the roundabout at 6th and Trafalgar is needing you to come and pick-esp the fennel and bay leaf plants are too high (strictly speaking plants should be no more than 24") - trafalgarmary@gmail.com

Comment by Mary Bennett on December 20, 2015 at 11:01am
Comment by Mary Bennett on December 17, 2015 at 10:08pm

Come and learn to wrap gifts with fabric - furoshiki - at Kits House next Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm with Keiko Honda. See you there.

Comment by Marika Hall on July 6, 2012 at 7:28pm

Hi Folks
I am about to start up a medicinal herb garden on the traffic circle on Maple st and 13th ave which has been funded by the community neighbourhood grants. We will not be needing some of the current resident plants and wanted to offer them to anyone who may like them. They are Iris, Heuchera, Heather, Sedum, Caentauea Montana, Hardy Geranium, Helleborus, Crocosmia, Eryngium. Please let me know if you would like any of these asap. We will be working in the garden tomorrow morning from 8:30 t0 10:30, sunday afternoon and monday or tuesday evening.
Bless
Marika

Comment by Janet on March 29, 2012 at 1:58pm

Hello neighbors,

Please join me next Wednesday for crane folding in support of making ecocide illegal. I will provide spaghetti (or possibly some other meal). Sign up on the events page so I can keep you posted on the menu and send you my address. So far all the people coming can walk! Nice feeling of locality. But don't let it dissuade you from coming if you have to pedal or drive. Last crane folding we had so much fun that people stayed until the hour was well into the double digits. And kept folding cranes! Hope to see you there.

Janet

Comment by Ross Moster on February 5, 2012 at 3:33pm

We'll have the Kits Village Seed Library at the potluck tonight. Please feel free to take some seeds, including a bunch of new seeds. And to bring some to replenish the library now (and later in the season as your plants grow.)

Comment by Zsuzsi Fodor on January 31, 2012 at 2:19pm

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 zsuzsi@kitshouse.org. Please do register ASAP so we can ensure we have enough participants to run the session.

Comment by Zsuzsi Fodor on January 25, 2012 at 3:13pm

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is on the search for youth aged 15-18 who are already or ready to be the next generation of movers and shakers in their communities! Although hosted on the west side youth from anywhere can register.

Youth Volunteer Skills for youth aged 15-18 with little to no previous volunteer experience will begin on February 7 and run for 10 weeks. Workshops and 15 hours of volunteer experience will engage youth in team building, communication, self-reflection, and community engagement among other topics. 

Youth Leadership is for youth aged 16-18 who have volunteer experience already and are looking for some extra challenges and skill building. Program starts on January 31. Work on community volunteer projects for 20 hours and engage in topics like social inequality, the environment, the food system, and multiculturalism.

Register in person at 3683 West 4th, office hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Cost is $25 including Kits House membership.

 

- Youth must be available at least one day after school other than Tuesdays. Tuesdays is when we run the programs.

-Both programs will be at St. Mark's Anglican Church at Larch and 2nd

- Youth must be able to attend AT LEAST 7 of the skill building workshops (Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm). Youth Volunteer Skills starts on    February 7 for 10 weeks. Youth Leadership starts on January 31 for 9 weeks.

- Friendly and enthusiastic attitude



For more information on Youth Volunteer Skills contact Julie Rieter 604-736-3588 ext. 33 or julier@kitshouse.org.

For more information on Youth Leadership contact Zsuzsi Fodor 604-736-3588 ext. 31 or zsuzsi@kitshouse.org

Comment by Zsuzsi Fodor on July 25, 2011 at 2:24pm

A community conversation and potuck all about food happening in Kits on August 3rd! See the full details on the blog below.

http://www.villagevancouver.ca/profiles/blogs/building-a-westside-k...

Comment by Ross Moster on April 16, 2011 at 6:55pm

Hi all,

The Permaculture PET (blitz) day (see events page) is at my place tomorrow. It looks like we have a pretty good crowd coming, but if anyone else wants to join us or just stop by to say hi, you're more than welcome to.

 
 
 

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