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, 5th Ave. Micro-Village, bees, chickens, Earthwalks, Celebration of Light, Thanksgiving get together, Neighbourhood Food Network, participation in 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.
NEW in 2014! Kits Village Permaculture Guild We've created two food forests in Kits and are looking for new projects this year. Open to folks with an interest in Permaculture.
KITS VILLAGE VANCOUVER REGULAR ACTIVTIES (partial list, more to be added)
Unless noted, all activities are open to everyone. Please contact Ross at ross@villagevancouver for more info.
Monthly Potluck 2nd Sundays of month from 6-8. Sometimes w/movie or workshop.
Salon d'Elan Vital discussion and potluck 1st Saturdays or Sundays of month from 1-4. Resumes in February.
Collaborative Garden Weekly work parties, usually 3-6 on Sundays, occasionally at other times.
Plastics Recycling Depot Usually monthly on the Thursday before 3rd Friday. July-Sept at Westside Community Food Market at 8th and Vine, other months at Kits Village members homes, usually from 6-7. New hosts welcome
Drop in "Spaghetti" Nights Neighbours cooking meals for other neighbours. Summer/Fall evenings run Aug-Nov. Community-wide celebration Nov 7.
Dinner Groups Usually last Sunday of the month. This group is full; new groups starting.
Westside Collaborative Garden A balcony garden at Kits House. Weekly Spring//and Summer work parties Tuesdays from 4-5:30.
Seed Library/Seed Savers We meet occasionally, sometimes on 2nd Tuesday mornings of the month, and table the Library at street fairs, at the Westside Community Food Market most Thursdays, the KV Collaborative Garden sometimes, and elsewhere. Free seeds available; we encourage seed swapping, and seed donations!
VV and False Creek Watershed Society run Earthwalks Vancouver every summer, including walks in Kits.
Seasonal Gatherings We go to the Celebration of Light fireworks and Folk Fest in the summer, hold a Thanksgiving Dinner the 2nd weekend in October, and a Slow Food, Slow Everything Day on or around international Slow Food Day in early December. (Dec 8, 2013).
From Here to There FED-AP Community Food Resiliency events at Museum of Vancouver. FHTT 4 is on Oct 22, 2013 and is the closing event of the Sustenance Festival.
Brown Bag Lunches Monthly organization based discussions around community food resilience. (Part of FED-AP.)
Location: Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory. Please contact Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2013
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
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
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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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