Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Neighbours who share an interest in community, sustainability and resiliency. Potlucks, collaborative gardening, permaculture, demonstration sustainable village, block parties, drop-in spaghetti nights, emergency preparedness, community arts, vegan soup night, seed library/seed collective, canning, plastic recycling depot, sew-op, straw/feed deliveries, dinner groups, slow food/slow everything day, work parties, movie nights, folk festival, 5th Ave. Micro-Village, bees, chickens, Thanksgiving get together, participation in Westside Food Collaborative, sustainability library, Celebration of Light, Salon d'Elan Vital, impromptu gatherings, less consuming and more fun! COMMUNITY RESILIENCE and SELF-RELIANCE.
KITS VILLAGE POTLUCK
2nd Sundays of the month from 6:30-8:30.
Next potluck April 14
VEGAN SOUP NIGHTS (followed by optional story telling)
3rd Sundays of the month from 5-6:30. Storytelling ($6) activity follows nearby.
Plastics recycling depot
Usually every other month on the Thursday before the 3rd Friday. Time varies, appoximately 6:30-8pm
Location: Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory. Please contact Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latest Activity: Mar 4
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
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.
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.
KItsilano Neighbourhood Food Network
Kits Village is one big neighbourhood food network.
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.
Neighbourhood potlucks and work parties We gather to share and celebrate around food on the second Sunday of each month starting around 5:30pm. (These are "on hold" awaiting hosts. May start up for the summer again as picnics and backyard bbqs).
A feature of the potlucks are work parties, where we get together before the potluck to help our host out. We often meet at 4 pm and help out with gardening, clearing some junk out, and with helping setup for the potluck. A good time to set up a "free store" if you're cleaning up - or bring things for giveaways.
If you'd like to host a future potluck/work party, please contact Mary Bennett (email@example.com or on her VV page).
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 a number of 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 other ways to potentially plug in around food and other areas of interest...
Interested in helping start a neighbourhood seed saving collective or a chicken coop co-op or a beekeeping group or a dinner co-op? Holding a block party? Hosting a drop-in spaghetti night or the next monthly potluck/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 that will 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? Or?
Transition is not a spectator sport! One of the beauties of Village Vancouver is that there's room for just about everybody.. Bring your ideas and interests and join the party!
Tuesday, March 6, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm Location: Kits Point Street: Walnut Ave.City/Town: VancouverPhone: Judy Milliken 604 261-4951 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThis is an upcoming folk/blue grass/country duet-singer/songwriters from…Continue
Drop in "Spaghetti" Night Celebration PotluckFriday, Feb 1 from 6pm to 8pmSt. Marks1805 Larch Street in KitsilanoVillage Vancouver, the Drop in Spaghetti Night Team and Kitsilano Neighbourhood House are collaborating to bring you a celebration of…Continue
Hi all,I'm reposting, as some Kits Villagers reported not receiving this yesterday. Our apologies if you received it more than once.Over 40 people have signed up for the upcoming spaghetti nights, but there's still plenty of room and we hope to see…Continue
Join us at an upcoming "spaghetti" night.Share a meal w/neighbours, prepared by a neighbour.A series of neighbourhood Drop-in "Spaghetti" Nights (DISN's) hosted by Kits Villagers around Kits, followed by a large community-wide DISN celebration at…Continue
6:30-8:30 pm.For further details, and to RSVP: http://www.villagevancouver.ca/events/kits-village-novemeber-potluckCheers, RossContinue
In lieu of tonight's drop-in spaghetti night (moved to Nov 23). Mary has generously offered to feed us veggie chili at her place.If you feel like it, bring a salad or bread -- or just yourself.RSVP on events page or to email@example.com for…Continue