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Kitsilano Transition Village

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Kitsilano Transition Village

Neighbours sharing interest in community, sustainability and resiliency. Collaborative gardening, permaculture, workshops, Westside Food Festival, fruit orchard, block parties, community arts, seed libraries, collaborations w/other community groups, Organic Gardening Open House, recycling depot, Neighbourhood Small Grants, slow food/slow everything day, Folk Fest, Celebration of Light, Thanksgiving, Westside Neighbourhood Food Network, participation in Westside Food Collaborative, Westside Community Food Market, Khatsahlano, other community events, Salon d'Elan Vital, less consuming, more fun! COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.

ACTIVITIES

Please contact Ross at ross@villagevancouver.ca for more info.

Collaboration We collaborate w/many local community groups, inc. Kits VPL, Kits Community Centre, Kits Neighbourhood House, SPEC, Billy Bishop Legion Hall, KCC Collaborative Garden, Society Le Village, LocoMotoArt, Westside Food Collaborative, and Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society, as well as MLA David Eby's Office, Vancouver Park Board, and the City of Vancouver.

Potlucks We do potlucks on Thanksgiving and Slow Food/Slow Everything Day (Terra Madre Day.) 2017 SF/SE: Saturday, Dec. 2nd. We also sometimes potluck after garden work parties and at other times.

Permaculture We maintain a small food forest on a private lot (and are looking for new projects).

Workshops We hold workshops at our gardens, Kits Library, and elsewhere.

Salon d'Elan Vital Occasional discussions/potlucks.

Collaborative Garden Weekly gardening, typically from Mar-Nov. Now in our 7th year, we also maintain several fruit trees. We sometimes have openings for new members.

Green Streets Garden We maintain a GS Garden. We're looking for a couple more gardeners.

McBride Park Community Garden New VV Community Garden starting in McBride Park. Contact us if you'd like to get involved.

Westside Food Festival The 1st festival took place July 18-31, 2017, featuring 40 activities (all free) @a dozen locations, inc. several workshops/ events in Kits. The next festival takes place in July 2018.

Plastics Recycling Depot Monthly depots on the Thursday before the 3rd Friday of the month at Kits CC. Free from Apr-Nov; by donation Dec-Mar. Now in our 6th year, new volunteers welcome.

Organic Gardening Open House We help organize this every April at Kits Library.

Neighbourhood Small Grants Need info on how to apply? We can help!

Drop in "Spaghetti" Nights Neighbours cooking meals for other neighbours. We've done around 40 of these over the years. No nights are currently scheduled, but get in touch if you'd like to hold/see one in your neighbourhood.

Monthly Dinner Groups We've had a couple groups in the past. If there's interest, let's start a new one.

Seed Library/Seed Savers Club We maintain 4 seed libraries - one at Kits Library, one at MLA David Eby's office, one for KV Collaborative Garden, and a roving one for street fairs, etc. Free seeds, seed swapping, donations, and occasional seed packet parties and Seed Saver Clubs

Westside Food Collaborative We're a longtime member of WFC.

Westside Community Food Market We have a booth (in June, July, part of Aug and Sept) at the weekly market, which is organized by SPEC and Kits House.

Seasonal Gatherings The Celebration of Light fireworks and Folk Fest in the summer, plus our Thanksgiving Potluck and Slow Food, Slow Everything Day.

Location: Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory. Please contact Ross (ross@villagevancouver.ca)
Members: 172
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2017

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 Ross Moster on March 27, 2011 at 12:55am

Movie night is being rescheduled to Monday evening. For the address, please RSVP on the event page.

Reminder: Dropin spaghetti night this Wednesday. Please RSVP, so Derek knows how much food to make.

Comment by Ross Moster on February 27, 2011 at 8:12pm
Comment by Ross Moster on February 26, 2011 at 5:26pm
Our host Pia is getting over a cold, so we've decided to cancel Sunday's movie night and reschedule In Transition to the next movie night. (March 27).
Comment by Ross Moster on February 19, 2011 at 11:57am

Some specific Visioning thoughts from Sue Lang...

I am really trying to make year round gardening work. I would love to share practical ideas with people in the same boat. For example, last year was the first time I got a good crop of greens going in my garden for winter, only to have them all crushed by the early snow. Next year I plan to put support stakes all over my garden so i can throw a tarp or a blanket over the plants to pull them through. It's things like that i would like to talk about.

I am also looking for a top quality source of organic garden soil...I have seen two online- Got Dirt and Artisan Landscaping....if anyone has any experience with these or can recommend a good organic gardening soil free of weeds, I would love to hear from them!
sue

Comment by Ross Moster on February 19, 2011 at 7:37am

I've sent the address for Sunday's Visioning/potuck to everyone who's RSVPed so far. If for some reason you haven't received it, please let me know.

It's looking like a good turnout. (Still room for a few more!)

Cheers,

Ross

604.742.9881

ross@villagevancouver.ca

Comment by Ross Moster on February 17, 2011 at 4:03pm

By the way all,

In response to a question...

the potluck is towards the end of the visioning (and we're not going to kick anyone out at 6).

Comment by Ross Moster on February 17, 2011 at 3:46pm

Hey Pia,

Great re: gardening at the Billy and the bee idea. There seem to be at least a few people with either bees or at least an interest in them in Kits Village; hoping you/they can connect. You might also want to check the beekeeping group (Karen you also) - go to food groups and scroll down.

I think beekeeping will come up at the visioning session on Sunday...along with chickens, seed saving, collaborative gardening, straw deliveries, the Permaculture blitz in April/May, the soup freeze 'n share, and all the other good stuff we've been doing or talking about doing.

 

Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on February 17, 2011 at 3:30pm
Love it! Need to set up both a compost & hive @ Heather Place's community garden!
Comment by Ross Moster on February 17, 2011 at 11:51am

Hey all!

Interested in helping plan future Kits Village activities and direction?

Good things are cooking  -- figuratively as well as  literally -- in our village! Currently activities include monthly potlucks/garden parties, movie nights, and dropin spaghetti nights.

Last year we gardened collaboratively at Kits House and this year we're looking to start a new garden at Billy Bishop Legion Hall -- and perhaps in other locations as well.

We just had our 1st Soup Freeze 'n Share earlier this week, with more in the works. And next up, of course, is our village Visioning session.

A Permaculture "blitz" day (transforming a property using Permaculture design methods) is being planned for late March or early April,  as well as more gardening workshops, and word has it that there's going to be a village garage sale in early summer.

There's also talk of starting a seed saving collective, and other ideas floating around include a bee keeping group and straw deliveries to the neighbourhood for gardeners and chicken keepers. And, of course, many of us are involved in the 20 or so block parties that take place in Kits every Car Free Day (June 19th).

If you're interested in joining with other villagers in planning new activities, planning our village's direction, and in building community, please reply here or contact me. (Or come to the visioning session on Sunday, where we'll be discussing a lot of this)

 

P.S. Several members are currently hosting or have hosted gatherings, and we're always looking for new places to get together. If you'd like to host something (a potluck, a spaghetti night, or ?) or know of free spaces that might be available, we'd love to hear from you!

 

 

Comment by Angela Squires on January 28, 2011 at 2:58pm
No compost bin but we could have one behind the shed; no reason why not.  Is this one with worms?
 
 
 

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Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre)

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House)

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre)

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