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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 projects@villagevancouver.ca.)

News from The Grist

 

April 6- June 29, Saturday: Kitsilano Community Garden

   1:45 PM - 3:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

April 9, Tuesday: Making Jute and Wool Basket

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

April 12, Friday: Drip Irrigation for a Waterwise World

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

April 13, Saturday: Crafted Tea Making

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

April 15, Monday: Planting With the Moon Phases

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Center

April 16, Tuesday: Building an Herb Spiral

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

April 17, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver April Meetup

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at McBride Fieldhouse

April 18, Thursday: Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

April 18, Thursday: Cordage and Coiled Basket

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

April 20, Saturday: Balcony, container and small space

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Coal Harbour Community Center

April 20, Saturday: VV Booth-Earth Day Festival

   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Trout Lake Community Center

April 21, Sunday: Gardening in a Changing Climate

   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM at Trout Lake Community Center

April 21, Sunday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at UNA-Old Barn Community Centre

April 21, Sunday: WE Garden Club- Earth Day

   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Center

April 21, Sunday: Growing Japanese Spring Vegetables

   2:45 PM - 4:45 PM at West End Community Center

April 21, Sunday: Playing in the Dirt

   11:00 AM - 11:50 AM at Trout Lake Community Center

April 21, Sunday: Kids Planting Herbs

   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at Trout Lake Community Center

April 22, Monday: Balcony, Container and Small Space

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

April 22, Monday: VV Booth-VSB Earth Day Sustainability Fair

   12:10 PM - 1:10 PM at Prince of Wales Secondary School (2250 Eddington Dr)

April 24, Wednesday: Introduction to Organic Gardening

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at False Creek Community Center

April 29, Monday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Center

April 30, Tuesday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

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Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

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

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

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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