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Permaculture Village

Transition is based on, and inspired by,  Permaculture principles. Permaculture is permanent agriculture and permanent culture. We will be approaching 'creating sustainable habitat' in many different ways: regular design & demonstration projects; Social permaculture; workshops. Permablitzes, Blitzes or Permaculture Energy Transfer or Pet Day are days that we go on site collectively create systems which cycle energy toward win win win economy. Food forests provide abundant gardens and parks for all, and structures are working in many ways, creating shade, capturing heat, collecting water. Together we will explore ecological urban and rural design.

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Looking for Permaculturist Mentors

Started by Jo Tobias. Last reply by Ken Chiu on Monday. 5 Replies

Hello Community!WANTED: A Permaculturist MentorLOCATION: Greater Vancouver AreaDESCRIPTION: I am looking for an individual who has had the chance to implement Permaculture’s principles and its holistic design methods against an urban landscape.…Continue

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VV Permacuture garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden is looking for one more gardener

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by Jill Whitebear Jun 22, 2015. 1 Reply

Village has a Permaculture focused garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden in Strathcona, and we (Jill, Jorge, and Ross) are looking for one more person to join us. The cost is $5/year person, there's a 4 hr/month per plot work requirement at…Continue

Aberthau Garden Project: VV Demo Permaculture Garden work party

Started by Ross Moster Jun 10, 2015. 0 Replies

Saturday, June 13 from 9 am to noonAberthau Mansion Garden4397 W 2nd Ave (garden is off of Marine)We'll be focusing on planting.RSVP …Continue

Salon d'Elan Vital Monthly Gathering: Hands-on Earth Day Salon -- Permaculture Blitz in Strathcona

Started by Ross Moster Apr 21, 2014. 0 Replies

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am to 2:30pm at VV Permaculture plot at Cottonwood Community GardenJoin us for April's salon. Rather than our usual discussion or presentation, we're going to do something hands on for Earth Day - a permaculture blitz…Continue

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Comment by Jill Whitebear on April 29, 2013 at 6:56pm
Greetings everyone,

It is time for our 4th plant and seed exchange. Join us on Saturday May 4th,
2013 between 11-2 in the lane between Georgia and Turner St (2700 block) in

This year we will also have a special sharing of tomato tips at 12:30 pm.
Rain or Shine. Look for our balloons and signs.

Take care and hope to see you.

Beth, Jill, Melanie, Renata, Dawn, Benita
Comment by Jill Whitebear on February 27, 2013 at 12:35pm
Comment by Jill Whitebear on February 27, 2013 at 12:22pm
Hastings sunrise teaching garden fencebuilding workparty! This Friday 10:30-2pm.
Please come help spread the digging between many people! Split rail cedar fence going in. Hastings and lillouet, at lillouet and E. Pender.
Comment by Jill Whitebear on February 22, 2013 at 10:25am
Hastings sunrise teaching garden workparty today 2-5... It is going to clear up! Rain ending early afternoon!
Comment by Jill Whitebear on February 21, 2013 at 5:37pm
Visit your next neighbourhood over and learn about seedstock...
Comment by Jill Whitebear on January 16, 2013 at 11:04am
Please join us thursday night for mapping and planning for the year.
We have an invitation to help build a smokehouse which only needs a very small space - any ideas where we could put it? Also small neighbourhoods grants are up now, so there is some potential funds for projects now. 7-9 pm at Kiwassa, please follow the link above.
Comment by Jill Whitebear on December 19, 2012 at 7:35pm

Permaculture Vancouver Presents:

Abundance Attunement (All about Community Currencies), Holiday Mixer

Welcome to the new economy with Jordan Bober from Seedstock BC and Bruno Vernier from the Lower Mainland Time bank.

Please bring some food to share or $$5 or $5 donation

We will be meeting in the East West Room at Kiwassa.

The new Economy is a movement away from the manufacturing based economy to a service based economy or a degrowth with a Grow Your Own food element. Watch An Evning with Charles Eisenstein and please visit

Comment by Jill Whitebear on December 12, 2012 at 1:35pm

Jordan Bober from Seedstock, and Bruno Vernier from the Lower Mainland Timebank will be joining us. Please check out the video by Charles Eisenstein off this link even if you can't make it. The new economy is here!

Comment by Jill Whitebear on November 20, 2012 at 10:26am

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin....All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer....

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life.

Comment by Jill Whitebear on October 10, 2012 at 6:53pm

Please visit the pages off this page. Some are specifically for the Hastings -Sunrise village, so please add similar village building pages for other neighbourhoods or if you have anything to add. A few notes: the seed library is missing from Kiwassa, so please do not visit until futher notice. The bucket out back of Laughing bean also went missing so if you would like coffee grinds in the HS, please ask the staff and then help yourself to any grinds in any bucket with my name on it, and we hope to get a bucket out back again soon.


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