Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2016
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?
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.)
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
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