Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

McBridePark Field House Residency Blog/VV Newsletter

McBride Park Field House Residency Blog

The Village Vancouver residency at McBride Fieldhouse is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program which provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses on arts, culture, sports, environment, local food and social encounters.     

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The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact

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Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities

SEPT 2022


Tue Sept 27 6-7:30PM Food Justice Town Hall (Online- Register at:

Tue Sept 27 6:30-7:15PM Eco-Art: Making Invasive Species Drawing Ink (WPGCC – Aberthau)

Tue Sept 27 7:30-8:15PM Eco-Art: Making Invasive Species Charcoal Pencils (WPGCC – Aberthau)

 Thu Sept 29 6:30-8:30PM Grow Your Own Microgreens (Coal Harbour Community Centre)

OCT 2022

Mon Oct 3 6:30-8:30PM Grow Your Own Microgreens (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Wed Oct 5 6:30-8:30PM  DIY Yoghurt and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) at Home (West End Community Centre)

Wed Oct 12 6:30-8:30PM Cattail Containers (WPGCC - Aberthau)

Sun Oct 16 1-2:30PM Community Meal, Gardening Topic, and WE Garden Club (West End Community Centre) 

Fri Oct 21 6:30-8:30PM Grow Your Own Microgreens (False Creek Community Centre) 

Sun Oct 23 1-3PM Growing Superfoods (Kitsilano Community Centre) 

Tue Oct 25 11AM -1PM Planning Your Spring Garden (West End Community Centre)

Fri Oct 28  6:30-8:30PM Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY Beeswax Wraps (Strathcona Community Centre)




SEPT - OCT 2022

Sat Sept 3 – Oct 29  10AM-12:30PM Aberthau Community Garden  (WPCC - Aberthau)

Sat Sept 2 – Oct 29 1:30-3:30PM Kitsilano Community Garden (Kitsilano Community Centre)


Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be resilient.

Garden with Us

We garden together in Grandview Woodland, Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in joining us:



75 ways you can help make Vancouver more resilient

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Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

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Latest Activity

Village Vancouver's event was featured

*Food Justice Town Hall at Online

September 27, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sep 26
Anneliese Schultz updated their profile
Sep 20
Village Vancouver's event was featured

Grow Your Own Microgreens at The JFS Kitchen, 54 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver

September 22, 2022 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Sep 17
Louise Trusler Mangan updated their profile
Aug 11

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th 

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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