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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, 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!

Earthwalks

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 (ross@villagevancouver.ca)
Members: 177
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2013

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

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

Kits In home concert: Jess Reimer from Winnipeg Tomorrow Evening (Tuesday, March 6)

Started by Ross Moster Mar 4, 2013. 0 Replies

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 judithmilliken@telus.netThis is an upcoming folk/blue grass/country duet-singer/songwriters from…Continue

Community Drop in "Spaghetti" Night Celebration Potluck this Friday Evening!

Started by Ross Moster Jan 30, 2013. 0 Replies

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

(Reposting, as some people didn't receive) Six more Kits Village Drop-in "Spaghetti" Nights in January! Community-wide DISN celebration Feb 1

Started by Ross Moster Jan 16, 2013. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Angela Squires on January 23, 2011 at 3:49pm

Kits Community Garden at Billy Bishop Legion 1407 Laburnum St

Our proposal to use planting beds and areas for growing food in exchange for maintaining their existing landscaping received the approval of the House & Grounds Chair; it will be ratified by their Executive early Feb. Ross and I are going to check out the soil and develop plans/logistics for utilizing the good soil from KNH before construction begins.
I like the idea of integrating food crops into existing landscaping in an aesthetically pleasing manner like we did at KNH, rather than the usual separation of landscape from 'kitchen garden' areas. We hope that this will stimulate other locations to make space available for community gardening in neighbourhoods.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in our Billy Bishop Community Garden. In February we will be doing some much needed pruning of shrubs that have been neglected and planning our crop planting and soil preparation.

Comment by Angela Squires on January 10, 2011 at 1:15am
Thanks for coming out to the Billy - what a yummy selection of food!  I'm glad you enjoyed it there.
Comment by Ross Moster on January 9, 2011 at 9:24pm
That was great fun tonight at the Billy! Thanks for organizing, Angela.
Comment by Angela Squires on December 28, 2010 at 11:24pm

Potluck January 9th, Billy Bishop Legion, Plough Sunday

The VMM will not be coming to the Billy but may be enjoyed on Granville Island. They perform at the Triangle Square area in front of the French Bakery at 1pm and 3pm.Angela will be going to their performances.

VV will meet at 5.30pm onwards at the Billy whose members are welcome to bring a dish and join our potluck. The event will be advertised to Billy members. A Celtic style jam group meets from 7pm. and have been invited to come early and join in the potluck.

Queries: call Angela at 778 322 8778 or post message here.


Comment by Ross Moster on December 28, 2010 at 4:55pm
Sounds good. See you at film night.
Comment by Angela Squires on December 27, 2010 at 2:08pm
Yea Ross!  I'd really like to access a copy of that Automatic Earth DVD when we get it. I've been telling people about it, there's a lot of interest among thinking folks.  I'd buy it only I'm broke right now.  I think my Skeptics group would be interested in seeing it too.  See you on Wed.
Comment by Ross Moster on December 27, 2010 at 1:37am

All's well then!

Comment by Angela Squires on December 26, 2010 at 5:37pm
OK I've straightened Pia out and she now knows it's this Wed 29th!
Comment by Angela Squires on December 26, 2010 at 4:59pm
Just ran into Pia on Dec 26th - she seems to think the potluck/movie night at her house is tomorrow 27th yet the advertising says Dec 29th which is Wednesday - I don't have Pia's phone No and she's not on the Kits Village list.
Comment by Angela Squires on December 9, 2010 at 11:44pm

January Potluck Sunday, Jan 9th, at the Billy Bishop Legion, 1407 Laburnum Street, 5pm onwards. 604 738 4142. No minors please - 19 years or older.

The theme and surprises are still being pulled together but we are hoping to celebrate Plough Sunday with the Vancouver Morris Men for whom the pub is their 'village church' in Canada.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plough_Sunday

http://www.vancouvermorrismen.org/PloughSunday06/

 
 
 

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