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Kitsilano Transition Village


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.


Please contact Ross at 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 (
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 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 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 Angela Squires on May 2, 2010 at 2:25pm
April was a really busy month, not nearly enough time spent gardening so not enough relaxing done. I love this time of year with everything bursting with life, it is so amazing.
Comment by Henry Gordon-Smith on March 27, 2010 at 12:05am
Thanks! Yeah I saw that. I will work on some sort of proposal and do my best to make it. Also, the site looks great, but cant we do something about those birds in the background?
Comment by Ross Moster on March 26, 2010 at 11:53pm
Hi Henry,

Just a very quick welcome to the village for now. I'd be happy to talk with you about this -- it would be great to see something get going along these lines.

There's a potluck coming up in a couple weeks; hope you can make it. See details in the discussion forum.

And again, welcome.
Ross, convenor Kits Village
Comment by Henry Gordon-Smith on March 26, 2010 at 11:42pm
Hey guys! I am really interested in creating a small group that measures their impact on the planet and tries to reduce it on a goal basis over one year, implementing new goals each month and recording the progress. After that first year I feel like we would have a lot of experience to develop the ideas to improve our future. Let me know if you are interested in brainstorming ways of doing this with me or participating.
Comment by Ross Moster on March 12, 2010 at 6:44pm
Hi all,

We're going to have a potluck soon. Details to follow.

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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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