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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.

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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

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 January 28, 2011 at 2:44pm
I think it does...Angela?
Comment by Mary Bennett on January 23, 2011 at 8:54pm

Does the Billy have a compost bin? And if not, could it?

 

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!
 
 
 

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