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Westside Food Fest has been extended to August 20!

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Village Vancouver Events

July-August 2018

 Join us for the 2nd annual

 Westside Food Festival

July 5 -August 20

Over 100 free activities and workshops in twenty plus locations around the Westside! Register for individual activities and workshops on Eventbrite. For workshop and activities at Community Centres, please register on Vancouver Recreation. For more info:  VV Facebook or wff@villagevancouver.ca.

click here for a full list of festival events

Presented by Village Vancouver and Fairview False Creek South, Marpole Oakridge & Westside Neighbourhood Food Networks

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Food Fest Events August 7 -August 20

Tuesday, August 7

Tue Aug 7 7:15-8:15pm Green Streets Garden work party  (Kits, near Broadway)

Wednesday, August 8

Wed Aug 8 6:30-8pm Intro to Fermenting (False Creek Community Centre)

Thursday, August 9

Thu Aug 9 3-7pm Westside Community Food Market (Kits Neighbourhood House)

Thu Aug 9 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market (Kits Neighbourhood House)

Friday, August 10

Fri Aug 10 7:30-8:30pm Seed Packet Party (Kits, near beach)

Saturday, August 11

Sat Aug 11 9-11am Aberthau Permaculture Collaborative Garden Work Party(Aberthau Mansion - WPG CC)

Sunday, August 12

Sun Aug 10 4-6:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden Work Party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Monday, August 13

Mon Aug 13 7:15-8:15pm Green Streets Garden Work Party (Kits, near Broadway)

Tuesday, August 14

Tue Aug 14 4-6:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden Work Party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Wednesday, August 15

Wed Aug 15 5:30-8:30pm Intro to Canning - Make Your Own Pickles (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Wed Aug 15 6-8pm Making Sauerkraut (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Thursday, August 16

Thu Aug 16 3-7 Westside Community Food Market (Kits Neighbourhood House)

Thu Aug 16 6-7 pm Kits Village August Recycling Depot & Seed Library(Kits Community Centre)

Friday, August 17

Fri Aug 10 7:30-8:30pm Seed Packet Party (Kits, near beach)

Saturday, August 18

Sat Aug 18 10am-12:30pm Aberthau Permaculture Collaborative Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG CC)

Sunday, August 19

Sun Aug 19 4-6:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garen Work Party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Monday, August 20

Mon Aug 20 7:15-8:15pm Green Streets Garden Work Party (Kits, near Broadway)

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other Village events around town

Tue Aug 14 6:30-8:30 pm Zero Waste in the Kitchen and Beeswax Wraps(WE Community Centre)

July -August 2018

other VV events around Vancouver

Tue Jul  31 1-3 pm  Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Sat Aug 4 10 am-12pm Balcony, Container, & Small Space Gardening(Hastings Community Centre) 

Tue Aug 7 6:30- 8 pm Main St. Village monthly workshop (no workshop this month) (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House)

Fri Aug 10 9:30-11:30 am Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (CANCELLED)(Strathcona Community Centre)

Fri Aug 10 6-7:15 pm West End August Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Fri Aug 10 7:15-8 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Tue Aug 14 6:30-8:30pm Zero Waste in the Kitchen and Beeswax Wraps (WE Community Centre)

Wed Aug 15 6:30-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver August Meetup (TBC) (Potluck and Workshop)

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July-August 2018

Westside Food Fest starts today!

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Sun Jul 1 10 am-1:30 pm VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Jul 1 1:30-4 pm  Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Jul 2 3-5:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Jul 3 6:30-8 pm Main St. Village monthly workshop: Buddy Up part 2(Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House) CANCELLED

Tue Jul 3 7:30-8:30 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Wed Jul 4 6:30-8:30 pm The Wonder of Bees (West End Community Centre)

Sun Jul 8 10 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party  (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Mon Jul 9 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Fermenting (WE Community Centre)

Fri Jul 13 9:30-11:30 am Native Edibles Talk and Walk (Strathcona Community Centre)

Sat Jul 14 3-5pm Growing Herbs (Garratt Wellness Centre, Richmond)

Fri Jul 20 6-7:15 pm West End Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Fri Jul 20 7:15-8 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Sat Jul 21 10 am-12pm  Intro to Organic Gardening (Hastings Community Centre)

Mon Jul 30 6:30-8:30pm Kombucha! (Kits Community Centre)

Tue Jul 31 6-8pm Menu Planning, Meal Prep & Mason Jar Salads (Marpole Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue Jul 31 An Evening at the Library: Lots More than Books! (Kits branch VPLibrary)

          6:30-8:30pm Gardening in Difficult Spaces

Wed Aug 1 7-8:30pm Kits Village Potluck (Kits)

Wed Aug 1 8:30-10:30pm VV goes to the Fireworks (tip of Kits Point, behind the Maritime Museum)

Thu Aug 2 3-7pm Westside Community Food Market (Kits Neighbourhood House) 

Thu Aug 2 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market(Kits Neighbourhood House)

Thu Aug 2 6:30-8:30pm Eating Defensively by Growing your Own (TBC) (Kits Neighbourhood House) To be rescheduled

Fri Aug 3 1-2:30pm Kits Village Seed Library at the Arbutus Corridor (TBC) (Kits, Arbutus Corridor)

Fri Aug 3 6-8pm False Creek South Urban Ag Walking Tour (Thornton Park right next to Starbucks 201 Terminal Ave)

Sat Aug 4 A Day at Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture and Eco-Art Garden (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

            10 am-12:30pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

             12:30-1:30pm W. Pt. Grey Village Community Potluck in the Garden (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre) 

Sat Aug 4 1:30-3:30pm Intro to Organic Gardening (WPG CC)      

Sat Aug 4 3:45-5:45pm Fall and Winter Gardening (WPG CC)

Sat Aug 4 7-8:30pm Kits Village Potluck (TBC) (Kits)

Sat Aug 4 8:30-10:30pm VV goes to the Fireworks (tip of Kits Point, behind the Maritime Museum)

Sun Aug 5 9:15-11:15am Concepts in Year Round Gardening (WPG CC)
Sun Aug 5 11:30am-1pm (Rescheduled from July 18) Intro to Fermenting (WPG CC)

Sun Aug 5 1-2pm W. Pt. Grey Village Community Potluck in the Garden (WPG CC)

Sun Aug 5 2-4pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (WPG CC)

Sun Aug 5 4:10-5:40pm Drip Irrigation for a Water Wise Garden (WPG CC)

Mon Aug 6 10-11am VV Green Streets Garden work party (Kits, near Broadway)

Mon Aug 6 4-6:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

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Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity w/Village Vancouver

--Promotion & Outreach Assistant

6-7 weeks @35-40 hours/week between June 28th-August 15th, 2018 at our Field House office in Strathcona Park. 

In accordance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:

  • be registered full-time students during the preceding academic year and have intentions to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection stats, and be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 

Deadline for Applications: 11 am Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume, including three references and their contact information, by email to ross@villagevancouver.ca. 

For more details: Village Vancouver Employment Opportunities 

(http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/summer-job-opportunities-with-village-vancouver)

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Three Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunities w/Village Vancouver

--Administrative and Programming Assistant

--Promotion & Outreach Assistant

--Assistant Seed Librarian & Community Gardener

7 weeks @35 hours/week between June 13th-August 8th, 2018 at our Field House office in Strathcona Park. 

In accordance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:

  • be registered full-time students during the preceding academic year and have intentions to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection stats, and be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 

Deadline for Applications: 4 pm Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume, including three references and their contact information, by email to ross@villagevancouver.ca. 

For more details: Village Vancouver Employment Opportunities 

(http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/summer-job-opportunities-with-village-vancouver)

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June

Highlights: VV Demo Sustainable Village @Main St. Car Free Day (Jun 17), Westside Food Festival (Jul 5-Aug 9)

Sat Jun 2 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Jun 2 11 am-3 pm VV Marpole Oakridge Neighburhood Food Network Booth & Seed Library at Marpole Community Day (Marpole Oakridge Community Centre)

Sun Jun 3 10 am-noon Introduction to Seed Saving (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun Jun 3 10 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Jun 3 1-2:30 pm Native Edibles Talk and Walk (WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 3 3-4 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party(TBC) (Kits)

Sun Jun 3 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party  (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Jun 5 6- 8 pm Main St. Village monthly Buddy Up workshop(Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House)

Fri Jun 8 9:30-11:30 am Container and Windowsill Gardening Gardening (Strathcona Community Centre)

Sat Jun 9 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Jun 9 1-2:30 pm Eat Your Weeds! (Riley Park Community Garden)

Sat Jun 9 2:30-4:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Kits Community Centre)

Sun Jun 10 10 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Jun 10 1-2:30 pm Community Potluck, Seed Library & Sprouts Workshop (WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 10 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club and Benefitting from Invasive Weeds Workshop (WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 10 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Jun 11 6:30-8 pm Intro to Fermenting (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue Jun 12 1-3 pm Intro to Fermenting (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Tue Jun 12 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden(Champlain Heights Community Centre)

Tue Jun 12 6:30-8:30 pm Sauerkraut Fermentation (WE Community Centre)

Wed Jun 13 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Ginger Sodas (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Thu Jun 14 6-7 pm Kits Village June Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Sat Jun 16 noon-7 pm VV-West End Neighbourhood Food Network Booth & Community Seed Library at West End Car Free Day (Denman, near WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 17 noon-7 pm VV Demonstration Sustainable Village & Music Stage at Main St. Car Free Day (east side of Main St., 13th street intersection & between 12th and 13th)

Mon Jun 18 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party(TBC) (Kits)

Wed Jun 20 6:30-8:30 Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Wed Jun 20 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver June Meetup (TBC) (Potluck and Workshop) 

Sat Jun 23 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Jun 23 1-4 pm VV-West End Neighbourhood Food Network Booth & Community Seed Library at Strawberry Festival (Barclay Manor)

Sat Jun 23 4-5:30 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Sun Jun 24 10 am-2 pm pm VV participation in Cottonwood Community Garden monthly work party(Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Jun 24 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party  (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sat Jun 30 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

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May

Highlights: A dozen plus workshops.

Tue May 1 6:30-8 pm Main St. VV May workshop: Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House) 

Tue  May 1 6:30-8:30 pm Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (WE Community Centre)

Wed May 2 2-3 pm Seed Starting (Hives for Humanity Pollinator Series @Hastings Folk Garden)

Wed May 2 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Sunset Community Centre)

Thu May 3 6:30-8:30 pm Early Summer Gardening (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Fri May 4 4:45-5:45 pm VV Main St. Car Free Day Demo Sustainable Village Planning Session  (Kits)

Fri  May 4 5:45-6:45 pm VV Newsletter Team meeting (Kits)

Sat May 5 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 5 2:30-4:30 pm Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (Kits Community Centre)

Sun May 6 10:30 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party (TBC) (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun May 6 1-2:30 pm Intro to Fermenting (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 6 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun May 6 6:30-8 pm Kits Village Potluck (TBC) (Kits)

Mon May 7 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC)(Kits)

Mon May 7 6:30-8:30 pm Milk and Water Kefir (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue May 8 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Seed Saving (WE Community Centre)

Wed May 9 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Root Beers (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Fri May 11 9:30-11:30 am Early Summer Gardening (Strathcona  Community Centre)

Sat May 12 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 12 noon-5 pm VV booth/seed library at Stone Soup Festival (Britannia Community Centre)

Sat May 12 2:30-4 pm Seed Savers Club (WE Community Centre)

Sat May 13 10-11:30 am VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun May 13 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work partyBilly  Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon May 14 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden!(Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue May 15 1-3 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Tue May 15 4:30-7 pm VV Board of Directors Meeting (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Wed May 16 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu May 17 6-7 pm Kits Village May Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Sat May 19 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 19, 26, Jun 16 1-2:30 pm Indoor Seed Starting (Marpole Oakridge Community Centre)

Sun May 20 3-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon May 21 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC) (Kits)

Tue May 22 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Root Beer (WE Community Centre)

Wed May 23 6:30-8:30 pm Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat May 26 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun May 27 10 am - 2 pm VV participation in Cottonwood Community Garden monthly work party  (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun May 27 1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 27 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Sun May 27 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon May 28 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Thu May 31 6:30-8:30 pm Kombucha! (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

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Sat Apr 7 3:30-4:30 pm

VV 2018 Gardening & Permaculture Opportunities Info Session

(VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

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April 2018

Highlights:  Over a dozen workshops. Gardening info session (Apr 7 (to join a VV garden). Organic Gardening Open House (Apr 21), Aberthau Permaculture Garden Open House (Apr 28)

Sun Apr 1 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Apr 3 6:30-8 pm Main St. VV April workshop: no workshop this month - next workshop May 1st (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House) 

Wed Apr 4 6:30-8:30 pm Adapting Your Garden to a Changing Climate (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Fri  Apr 6 4:45-6:45 pm VV Outreach/Newsletter Team meeting(Kits)

Sat Apr 7 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Apr 7 1:30-2:30 pm VV Permaculture Plots work party  (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sat Apr 7 2:30-3:30 pm Seed Packet Party (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Sat Apr 7 3:30-4:30 pm VV 2018 Gardening & Permaculture Opportunities Info Session (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Sun Apr 8 1-3 pm Menu Planning, Meal Prep, and Mason Jar Salads (WE Community Centre)

Sun Apr 8 3:30-6 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sun Apr 8 6-7:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden Potluck (Kits)

Mon Apr 9 3-4 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Mon Apr 9  6:30-8:30 pm  Planning and Planting Your Spring Garden (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Tue Apr 10 6:30-8:30 pm Adapting Your Garden to a Changing Climate (WE Community Centre)

Wed Apr 11 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Fermented Sodas

(Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Thu Apr 12 10:30 am-1 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Fri Apr 13 9:30-11:30 am Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder(Strathcona Community Centre)

Fri Apr 13 4:45-5:45 pm VV Main St. Car Free Day Demo Sustainable Village Planning Session  (Kits)

Fri  Apr 13 5:45-6:45 pm VV Newsletter Team meeting (Kits)

Sat Apr 14 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Apr 14 noon-6 pm The Northern Lights Mythically Marvellous Circus & Symposium (Village Convenor Ross Moster presents on the Resilience and Foundation Panel) (Roundhouse Community Centre)

Sun Apr 15 10 am-noon Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Charleson Community Garden)

Sun Apr 15 1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck- Growing Food on Your Balcony (WE Community Centre)

Sun Apr 15 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club - Plant a Pizza Garden (WE Community Centre)

Sun Apr 15 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Apr 17 1-3 pm Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Wed Apr 18 6-8 pm Native Edibles Talk and Walk (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Wed Apr 18 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu Apr 19 6-7 pm Kits Village April Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Sat Apr 21 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Apr 21 11 am-1 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening(precedes Organic Gardening Open House) (Kits branchVPL)

Sat Apr 21 1-4 pm Organic Gardening Open House (Kits branch VPL) 

Sat Apr 21 1-4 pm VV Booth/Community Seed Library at Green Streets Plant Swap (Tupper St. Greenway)

Sun Apr 22 11 am-12:30 pm VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Apr 22 3-5:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Apr 24  6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening(Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Thu Apr 26 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC)(Kits)

Thu Apr 26 3-5 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Broadway Youth Resource Centre)

 Saturday April 28 10 am-3 pm

Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Open House 

berthau Mansion Garden - WPG Community Centre

Sun Apr 29 10 am-noon Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Brewery Creek Community Garden) CANCELLED due to weather

Sun Apr 29 2-4 pm Seed Packet Party (Kits)

Sun Apr 29 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

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March 2018 

Highlights: Over a dozen workshopsGarden work parties start. 

Thu Mar 1 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Garlic (West End Community Centre)

Sat Mar 3  3-5 pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (Seed Savers Club) (Kerrisdale Community Centre)

Tue Mar 6 5:30-7 pm Main St. VV March workshop (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House) 

Fri  Mar 9 4:30-6:30 pm VV Outreach/Newsletter Team meeting (Kits)

Sat Mar 10 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Mar 10 2-3:30 pm Native EdiblesTalk & Walk (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre) 

Sun Mar 11 11 am-12:30 pm VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Mar 11 4:30-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden Potluck (Kits)

Tue Mar 13 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Ginger Sodas (West End Community Centre)

Wed Mar 14 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Thu Mar 15 6-7 pm Kits Village March Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Thu Mar 15 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (West End Community Centre)

Sat Mar 17 10-11 am Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Mar 17 11 am-1 pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic!(Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Mar 17 10-11 am Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Mar 17 11 am-1 pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun Mar 18 10am-noon Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Fraserland Riverview Community Garden)

Sun Mar 18 1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck (WE Community Centre)

Sun Mar 18 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Community Centre)

Sun Mar 18 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Thu Mar 22 6:30-8:30 pm Planning and Planting Your Spring Garden (WE Community Centre)

Mon Mar 19 6:30-8:30pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Mt. Pleasant branch VPL)

Wed Mar 21 6:30-8:30 pm Kombucha! (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Wed Mar 21 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu Mar 22 6:30-8 pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Mar 24 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun Mar 25 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tue Mar 27 6-8 pm Native Edibles Talk and Walk (Strathcona Community Centre)

Wed Mar 28 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Sat Mar 31 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

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February 2018

Sat Feb 3 11:30 am-1:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening(Strathcona Community Centre)

Mon Feb 5 6:30-8:30 pm Kombucha! (WE Community Centre)

Tue Feb 6 5:45-7:30 pm Main St. Village February Workshop -Preparing is Caring - Resilience workshop (Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House)

Wed Feb 7 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Sunset Community Centre)

Tue Feb 13 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden!(Marpole-Oakridge Community Cenre)

Thu Feb 15 6-7 pm Kits Village Recycling Depot & Seed Library(Kits Community Centre)

Thu Feb 15 6:30-8:30 pm Creating Native Bee Houses (WE Community Centre)

Sat Feb 17 10-11 am Aberthau Garden 2018 Gardening Opportunities Info Session (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun Feb 18 1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck -  Growing Edible Flowers (West End Community Centre)

Sun Feb 18 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Neighbourhood Food Network) -  Finding the Best Seeds for your Garden (WE Community Centre)

Mon Feb 19 6:30-9:30 pm coFood Long Table Dinner - What if We Grew our Cities instead of Building them? Village Vancouver, Transition, and Community Resilience, and The Change Chats (The Artiste, Mt. Pleasant)

Tue Feb 20 6:30-8 pm Introduction to Fermenting (Strathcona Community Centre)

Wed Feb 21 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver February Meetup - Potluck and workshop (TBD) (VV Strathcona Park

Fieldhouse)

Wed Feb 21 6:30-8:30 pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic!(Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Thu Feb 22 6:30-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening(Champlain Heights Community Centre)

Sat Feb 24 10-11 am Aberthau Garden Planning Meeting (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

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January 2018

Sat Jan 14 1-2:30 pm Introduction to Fermenting (West End Community Centre)

Wed Jan 17 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver January Meetup - Potluck and Planning 2018 (VV Strathcona Park

Fieldhouse)

Wed Jan 17 6:30-8:30 pm Kombucha! (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Thu Jan 18 6-7 pm Kits Village Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Community Centre)

Sat Jan 20 10-11:30 am West Point Grey Village Seed Savers Club (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sun Jan 21 1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck - Growing Your Own Sprouts and Microgreens workshop (West End Community Centre)

Sun Jan 21 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club (WE Neighbourhood Food Network) - Ground and Cavity Nesting Bees presentation (WE Community Centre)

Wed Jan 24 6:30-8 pm Introduction to Fermenting (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Jan 27 10-11:30 am Seed Savers Club (WE Community Centre)

Sat Jan 27 10:30 am-4 pm Seed Saving display @Community Science Celebration (Britannia Community Centre)

Sat Jan 27 11:30 am-1:30 pm Spice up your Garden with Garlic!

(Strathcona Community Centre)

Wed Jan 31 6:30-8:30 pm Creating Native Bee Houses (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

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Village Vancouver wishes you a peaceful and fulfilling holiday season, and a just, sustainable, and resilient 2018.

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December 2017

 Upcoming Village Vancouver Events

Fall Activities and Events

Workshops, our 8th Annual Neighbour Savour community potluck (Oct 24th), Slow Food/Slow Everything Day (Dec 2nd), A Harvest Celebration, and lots more! 

November

Ongoing 

Weekly gardening parties @Aberthau Garden & Kits Village Collaborative Garden

Tues Nov 7 6-9pm Introduction to Canning (Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu Nov 9 6:30-8pm Wild Herbal & Mineral Vinegars (Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Fri Nov 10 10am-2pm  Grounds Cleanup for Remembrance Day (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Tues Nov 14 7-8:30pm Planning your Spring Garden (West End Community Centre)

Wed Nov 15 6:30-8pm Planning your Spring Garden (Aberthau/West Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed Nov 15 6:30-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver monthly Potluck & Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars Workshop (Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Thu Nov 16 1:30-3:30pm Planning your Spring Garden (West End Seniors Network -Barclay Manor)

Thu Nov 16 6-7pm Kits Free Plastic Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Sat Nov 18 1-2:30pm Introduction to Fermenting (West End Community Centre)

Sun Nov 19 1-2:30pm West End Community Potluck & Workshop (WECC)

Sun Nov 19 2:30-3:30pm WENFN West End Urban Garden Club (WECC)

Tue Nov 21 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Holiday Canning (Strathcona CC)

Wed Nov 22 7-8:30pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Marpole-Oakridge CC)

Sun Nov 26 3:45-4:45pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

Sun Nov 26 5-7pm VV Potluck & AGM (Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

 December

Sat Dec 2 all day/evening Slow Food, Slow Everything Day (Kits, near beach)

Sun Dec 3 1-3:30pm WENFN WE Urban Garden Club Holiday Celebration (WECC)

Thu Dec 14 6-7pm Kits Free Plastic Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

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October 2017

 Neighbour Savour VIII Community Potluck 

Tuesday, October 24 6-9pm

Heritage Hall (15th and Main) 

- food, music and fun!

- family-friendly, free event for all! 

 

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Sun Oct 1

noon-3pm VV Info table and seed library at Strathcona Community Garden Harvest Celebration (Strathcona Community Garden; we'll also have tables at our Fieldhouse and at Cottonwood Community Garden)

1-3:30pm Intro to Japanese Fall Vegetables (West End Community Centre)

Wed Oct 4

6:30-8pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sat Oct 7

10am-12:30pm Aberthau Garden Harvest Party (Aberthau Garden, Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre)

Tue Oct 10

7-8:30pm Intro to Seed Saving (West End Community Centre)

Wed Oct 11

6:30-8pm Seed Savers Club (Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre)

Thu Oct 12

6-9pm Introduction to Canning (Marpole Oakridge Community Centre)

Sat Oct 14

9:30-11:30am Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (Strathcona Community Centre)

10am-12:30pm Aberthau Garden Harvest Party (Aberthau Garden, Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre

Sun Oct 15 

1-2:30pm West End Community Potluck and West End Harvest Mocktail Party (West End Community Centre)

2:30-3:30pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Mon Oct 16

1-2:30pm Green Streets Garden Prepping for Winter

Wed Oct 18

6:30-8pm Making Beeswax Salves w/ Lori Snyder (Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre)

6:30-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver! Monthly Potluck and Workshop (Strathcona Park Field House)

Thu Oct 19

6-7pm Kits Free Plastic Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Canning (Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre)

Fri Oct 20

4-6pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! + short Seed Saving class (Queen Alexandra Garden) 

Sat Oct 21

9-10:30am Seed Savers Club (West End Community Centre)

1:30-3pm Seed Savers Club (Strathcona Community Centre)

 Mon Oct 23

7-8:30pm Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (West End Community Centre)

Tue Oct 24 

6-9pm Neighbour Savour VIII Community Potluck (Heritage Hall)

- food, music and fun!

- family-friendly, free event for all! 

 Wed Oct 25

6:30-8:30pm Intro to Making Sauerkraut (Sunset Community Centre)

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 Neighbour Savour VIII Community Potluck 

Tuesday, October 24 6-9pm

Heritage Hall (15th and Main) 

- food, music and fun!

- family-friendly, free event for all! 

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Sept 2017

Mon Sept 11-Sun Sept 24

VV Strathcona Park Field House display at Field Guides exhibition (Roundhouse Community Centre)

Thu Sept 14

6-7pm Kits Village Free Plastic Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Sat Sept 16

9:30am-3pm Aberthau Garden Harvest Celebration! (Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre)  In the garden, behind the mansion, near Marine. FREE

  ---  9:30-10:30 Gardening

  --- 10:30-noon Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! hands-on workshop

  --- 10:30-2:30 Aberthau Garden Community Seed Sharing Library: Free seeds

  --- 10:30-2:30 Kids, take a picture with WeBee!

  --- 11-1 Storytelling & Music (Brian Jones & Nathan the Piper)

  --- 11-3 Harvest Straw Art display

  ---  noon-12:30 Seed Saving presentation

  --- 12:30-1:30 Community Potluck w/C150 Birthday Cake

  --- 1-3 Aberthau artists-in residence LocoMotoArt will be present to talk about                  their bean patch garden project and their other activties. LMA

                 studio tour from 1:30-2:30.

  --- 1-3 Rogue Folk Club Music Jam 

  --- 1:30-2:30 Milk Kefir sampling (or as long as samples last)

  --- 1:30-2:30 Permaculture Garden Tours

Wed Sept 20

6:30-8:30pm Permaculture Vancouver! Monthly Potluck and Workshop - this month: Tour of Cottonwood Community Garden (6:30) and Potluck (7:30) (Strathcona Park Field House)

 

West End Food Festival (Sept 21-26)

VV and WENFN events at WEFF

Thu Sep 21 

6:30-8pm Spice up your Garden with Garlic (The Lauren)

                                                      Sat Sept 23

10-11:30am Intro to Fermenting (Gordon Neighbourhood House)

4-5:30pm Seed Savers Club (Gordon Neighbourhood House)

Sun Sept 24

10:30am-12pm Making Beeswax Salves w/ Lori Snyder (Gordon Neighbourhood House)

1pm-2:30pm West End Community Potluck and Workshop (West End Community Centre)

2:30-3:30pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Mon Sept 25

6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Home Canning (Friends for Life)

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Fri Sept 22

12:30-2:30pm Milk and Water Kefir (VV Strathcona Park Field House)

3:30-5:30pm Making Sauerkraut (Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House)

Sat Sept 23

1-3pm Making Kimchi (Marpole Oakridge Community Centre)

September

 Sat Sept 30

10am-noon How to Make a Success of Your Raised Bed Vegetable Garden(Fraserlands/Riverview Community Garden)

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Jul 2017

July 18-31 Westside Food Festival

Thanks to all our funders, community partners,  and participants for making this a successful festival. Watch for the 2nd annual Westside Food Fest in July 2018.

Over 40 free activities and workshops in a dozen plus locations around the Westside

register/info: Eventbrite or info@villagevancouver.ca

Tue July 18

3:30-6pm Gardening @ Kits Village Collaborative Garden @Billy Bishop Legion Hall

6-7pm Garden Potluck @ KVCG Billy Bishop Legion Hall

Wed July 19

6:30-8:30pm Westside Food Collaborative Community Potluck (Kits Neighbourhood House) 

Thu July 20

An afternoon at the Community Market 

Kits Neighbourhood House

3-7pm Westside Community Market 

3-7pm VV info booth/Seed Library @WCM

6-6:20pm Incubator Food Market Tour 

Fri July 21 

2-3:30pm Seed Library @Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sat July 22

A Day in the Garden: Food, Fun, Music, Harvest Art & Birthday Cake  

Aberthau Mansion/West Point Grey Community Centre

 9-10am Gardening @Aberthau Garden Permaculture Project 

10-11:30am Native Edibles Talk & Walk 

11:30-1pm Community Potluck w/C150 Birthday Cake 

Free Seeds and Beeswax Salves

Harvest Straw Art 

Take a picture w/WeBee

1-3pm Rogue Folk Club Music Jam

4:30-5:30pm Village Vancouver/Transition Towns Info Session  (Kits VPL) 

 

Sun July 23

 1-3pm Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden (Kits VPL patio)

Mon July 24 

6:30-8pm Soil Probiotics: Grow Your Own Microbes to Boost Plant Health &Yields (Kits VPL)

Tue Jul 25

3:30-6pm Gardening @ Kits Village Collaborative Garden @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall

6-7pm Garden Potluck KVCG @Billy Bishop Legion Hall

7:30-9pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Kits Community Centre)

Wed Jul 26 

6:30-8:30pm Making Sauerkraut (Aberthau Mansion)

Thu July 27

An afternoon at the Community Market 

Kits Neighbourhood House

3-7pm Westside Community Market 

3-7pm VV info booth/Seed Library

5:30-7:30pm Zero Waste 101: The Basics 

6-6:20pm Incubator Food Market Tour 

6-7pm Making Kombucha 

6:30-8pm Intro to Seed Saving (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Fri Jul 28

10-11:30 am Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Jewish Community Centre) 

4-5:30pm VV Bicycle Pannier Seed Library at the Arbutus Corrider (Kits) (TBC)

6:30-8:30pm Urban Ag Walking Tour (False Creek South)

Sat Jul 29 

9-11:30am Gardening @Aberthau Garden Permaculture Project* 

11:30-12:30pm Garden Potluck*

*Garden is located behind Aberthau Mansion, near Marine

10:30am-12pm VV Bicycle Pannier Seed Library at the Arbutus Corrider (Kerrisdale) (TBC)

An afternoon at the Library: Lots more than Books!

@Kits VPL 

1-2:30pm Container and Windowsill Gardening 

3-4:30pm Seed Savers Club

4:30-5:30pm McBride Park Community Garden Info Session 

8-11pm Village Vancouver goes to Celebration of  Light (Kits Point) 

Sun July 30

10-11:30am Fall & Winter Gardening (False Creek South) Charleson Community Garden 

10am-12pm Exploring Permaculture Principles - Solving World Problems from the Garden (Kerrisdale)

1-2pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Point)

1-3pm Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden (Kits VPL)

2:30-5:30pm Intro to Vertical Gardening (KVCG @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

5:30-7pm Garden Potluck @ KVCG Billy Bishop Legion Hall

5:30-7pm Kits Seed Libraries Seed Packet Party (KVCG @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Jul 31

3-4:30pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden  (Kits VPL)

7:30-9pm  Intro to Seed Saving (MLA David Eby's Office)

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TODAY - Last day of the Festival!

Monday Jul 31

3-4:30pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden  (Kits VPL)

7:30-9pm  Intro to Seed Saving (MLA David Eby's Office)

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Sunday July 30

10-11:30am Fall & Winter Gardening (False Creek South) Charleson Community Garden 

10am-12pm Exploring Permaculture Principles - Solving World Problems from the Garden (Kerrisdale)

1-2pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Point)

1-3pm Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden (Kits VPL)

2:30-5:30pm Intro to Vertical Gardening (KVCG @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

5:30-7pm Garden Potluck @ KVCG Billy Bishop Legion Hall

5:30-7pm Kits Seed Libraries Seed Packet Party (KVCG @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

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TODAY

Saturday, July 29

9-11:30am Gardening @Aberthau Garden Permaculture Project* 

11:30-12:30pm Garden Potluck*

*Garden is located behind Aberthau Mansion, near Marine

An afternoon at the Library: Lots more than Books!

@Kits VPL

1-2:30pm Container and Windowsill Gardening 

3-4:30pm Seed Savers Club

4:30-5:30pm McBride Park Community Garden Info Session 

8-11pm Village Vancouver goes to Celebration of  Light (Kits Point) 

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TODAY

Thursday, July 27

An afternoon at the Community Market 

Kits Neighbourhood House

3-7pm Westside Community Market 

3-7pm VV info booth/Seed Library

5:30-7:30pm Zero Waste 101: The Basics 

6-6:20pm Incubator Food Market Tour 

6-7pm Making Kombucha 

AND

6:30-8pm Intro to Seed Saving (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

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THIS AFTERNOON:

Tue Jul 25

3:30-6pm Gardening @ Kits Village Collaborative Garden @ Billy Bishop Legion Hall

6-7pm Garden Potluck KVCG @Billy Bishop Legion Hall

TONIGHT:

Tue Jul 25

7:30-9pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Kits Community Centre)

 

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July 2017

Three Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunities w/Village Vancouver

Thanks to everyone who applied. The positions have now been filled.

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Tue July 18 WE Community Potluck & Garden Club (West End)

Wed July 19 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup (Cedar Cottage)

Sat July 22 Native Edibles Talk & Walk (Strathcona)

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Three Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunities w/Village Vancouver

--Administrative and Programming Assistant

--Promotion & Outreach Assistant

--Assistant Seed Librarian & Community Gardener

30 hours/week each. July 16th-August 26th, 2017 @ our Field House office in Strathcona Park. 

In accordance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:

  • be registered full-time students during the preceding academic year and have intentions to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection stats, and be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 

Deadline for Applications: 9 am Thursday, July 13th, 2017. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume, including three references and their contact information, by email to ross@villagevancouver.ca. 

For more details: Village Vancouver Employment Opportunities 

(http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/summer-job-opportunities-with-village-vancouver)

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Sat Jul 8 VV tabling @Khatsahlano (David Eby booth) (Kits)

Sat Jul 8 Seed Savers Club (West End)

Tue Jul 11 Intro to Vertical Gardening (West End)

Thu July 13 Kits Recycling Depot (Kits)

June 2017

Sat Jun 3 VV/Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network booth @Marpole Community Day (Marpole)

Sun Jun 4 Introduction to Growing Japanese Herbs (West End)

Sat June 10 Seed Packet Party (Pt. Grey)

Seed Packet Parties June 10th (Pt. Grey) and 11th (Strathcona) 

Sun Jun 11 Introduction to Organic Gardening CANCELLED (Strathcona)

Sun Jun 11 Community Potluck and Garden Club (West End)

Sun Jun 11 Seed Packet Party (Strathcona)

Mon Jun 12 Early Summer Gardening (Pt. Grey)

Tue Jun 13 Intro to Canning (Strathcona)

Wed Jun 14 Native Edibles (Pt. Grey)

Thu Jun 15 Recycling Depot (Kits)

Sat Jun 17 VV booth Fiesta Festival (Pt. Grey)

Sat Jun 17 VV/West End Neighbourhood Food Network booth WE Car Free Day (West End)

Sun Jun 18 Demonstration Sustainable Village & Music Tent @Main St. Car Free Day (13th & Main, Mt. Pleasant)

Wed Jun 21 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Meetup (potluck and Native Edibles workshop & walk) (Strathcona)

Wed Jun 21 Native Edibles workshop & walk (Strathcona)

Sat Jun 24 VV/West End Neighbourhood Food Network booth Strawberry Festival (West End)

Mon Jun 26 Native Edibles workshop & walk (Mt. Pleasant)

Wed Jun 28 Intro to Canning (Pt. Grey)

May 2017

Sat May 6 Seed Savers Club (West End)

Sun May 7 Community Potluck (Growing Great Tomatoes) & Garden Club (Permaculture) (West End)

Mon May 8 Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Strathcona)

Tue May 9 Early Summer Gardening (Strathcona)

Wed May 10 Milk and Water Kefir (Pt. Grey)

Sat May 13 Early Summer Gardening (Pt. Grey)

Wed May 17 Introduction to Fermenting (West End)

Wed May 17 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Potluck and Pressure Cooking workshop (Strathcona)

Thu May 18 Recycling Depot (Kits)

 

Tue May 23 Fermented Giardiniera (Strathcona)

Sun May 28 Native Edibles Workshop and Walk (West End) 

Sun May 28 Permaculture Activation Day (Oakridge and Strathcona) To be rescheduled

Apr 2017

Sun Apr 2 "DIY" Accesories for Miniature Gardens (West End)

Fri-Sun April 7-9 VV @Homestead Junction Market

Sun Apr 9 Community Potluck & Garden Club (West End)

Tue Apr 11 Mason Jar Salads (Strathcona)

Thu Apr 13 Recycling Depot (Kits)

Thu Apr 13 Introduction to Native Pollinators (Strathcona)

Tue Apr 18 Water Kefir (Strathcona)

Wed Apr 19 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Potluck and Making Chocolate workshop (Strathcona)

Thu Apr 20 East Van Chi (Strathcona)

EARTH DAY WEEKEND

Sat Apr 22 Organic Gardening Open House (Kits)

Sun Apr 23 Healthy Soil for a Great Garden (West End)

Sun Apr 23 Learn to Make Quiche (Strathcona)

Sun Apr 23 Gardening and Permaculture Opportunities Info Session (Strathcona)

Tue Apr 25 Seed Savers Club (Strathcona)

Wed Apr 26 Seed Savers Club (Pt. Grey)

Wed Apr 26 Making Sauerkraut (Pt. Grey)

Thu Apr 27 Late Spring Gardening (Oakridge)

 

Sat Apr 29 Aberthau Garden Open House (Pt. Grey)

 

Mar 2017

Upcoming events:

Wed Mar 1 Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Kits)

Wed Mar 1 Spicy Sauerkraut (Pt. Grey)

Sat Mar 4 Permaculture Garden work party (Pt. Grey)

Sun Mar 5 Permaculture Garden work party (Strathcona)

Sun Mar 5 Organic Gardening Intensive (part 2) (West End)

Mon Mar 6 Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Tue Mar 7 Intro to Organic Gardening (Oakridge)

Wed Mar 8 Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Kits)

 Thu Mar 9 Seed Libraries Organizing Team meeting (Kits or Strathcona)

Thu Mar 9 Intro to Organic Gardening (West End)

Sat Mar 11 Seed Savers Club (West End)

Tue Mar 14 Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Strathcona)

Wed Mar 15 Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Kits)

Wed Mar 15 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Potluck & workshop (Strathcona)

Thu Mar 16 Intro to Organic Gardening (West End)

Thu Mar 16 Recycling Depot (Kits)

Sat Mar 18 Permaculture Garden work party (Pt. Grey)

Sat Mar 18 Vancouver: Evening of Permaculture (Oakridge)

Sun Mar 19 Permaculture Garden work party (Strathcona)

Sun Mar 19 Community Potluck & Garden Club (West End)

Mon Mar 20 Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Tue Mar 21 Seed Savers Club (Strathcona)

Wed Mar 22 Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Kits)

Sat Mar 25 Introduction to Native Pollinators (Pt. Grey)

Sun Mar 26 DIY Creative Garden Markers (West End)

Sun Mar 26 Kits Village Potluck & Neighbourhood Small Grants Info Session (Kits)

Tue Mar 28 Learn to Make Kimchi (Strathcona)

Wed Mar 29 Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Pt. Grey)

Thu Mar 30 - Sat Apr 1 Just Film Festival (Downtown)

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Village Vancouver, Amnesty International and CoDev Canada present the 16th annual

Just Film Festival

30 March - 1 April

Vancity Theatre

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Feb 2017

Upcoming events:

Fri Jan 13 Kits Village Collaborative Garden Indoor Starters Planting Discussion (Kits) 

Sun Jan 15 Community Potluck & Garden Club (West End)

Wed Jan 18 Kits Village Collaborative Garden Garden Prep Planning (Kits)

Wed Jan 18 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Potluck & workshop (Strathcona)

Thu Jan 19 Recycling Depot (Kits)

Sun Jan 22  "Bee Mine" Valentine Papermaking  (West End)

Tues Jan 24 Intro to Native Pollinators (Strathcona)

Thu Jan 26 Kits Village Collaborative Garden Garden Prep Planning (Kits)

Sat Feb 4 Seed Savers Club (West End)

Tue Feb 7 Seed Savers Club (Strathcona)

Wed Feb 8 Spicy Sauerkraut (Pt. Grey)

Sat Feb 11 Seed Savers Club (Pt. Grey)

Sat Feb 11 Curtido: Central American Fermented Cabbage (Strathcona)

Sun Feb 12 Organic Gardening Intensive part one (pt. two Mar 5) (West End)

 Wed Feb 15 Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Kits)

Wed Feb 15 Mason Jar Salads (Pt. Grey)

Thu Feb 16 Recycling Depot (Kits)

Thu Feb 16 Intro to Organic Gardening (West End)

Sat Feb 18 Permaculture Garden work party (Pt. Grey)

Sun Feb 19 Permaculture Garden work party (Strathcona)

Sun Feb 19 Community Potluck & Garden Club (West End)

Mon Feb 20 Green Streets Garden work party (Kits)

Tue Feb 21 Intro to Organic Gardening (Pt. Grey)

Wed Feb 22 Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Kits)

Wed Feb 22 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver Potluck & workshop (Strathcona)

Sun Feb 26 Building Native Bee Houses (West End)

Tue Feb 28 Intro to Organic Gardening (Strathcona)

Jan 2017

Happy Holidays from

Village Vancouver

Best wishes for a peaceful, just and resilient 2017

 

Oct 2016

Free Seed Saving workshops Sunday and Monday  

Sept 2016

Free VV Beginning & Advanced Seed Saving workshops this weekend (Sept 23-25) in

*FREE Village Vancouver Beginning & Advanced Seed Saving Workshops this weekend in Kits, Kerrisdale & Mt. Pleasant; Seed Library/Seed Savers Club Launch in Strathcona

 Kits, Kerrisdale & Mt. Pleasant; Seed Library/Seed Savers Club launch in Strathcona

June 2016

Village Vancouver

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Administrative and Programming Assistant

Village Vancouver is seeking an energetic and organized individual with a passion for community development to assist with administrative and program duties associated with the day to day business and longer term community andenvironmental goals of this dynamic non-profit society. Please see our website at www.villagevancouver.ca for more information.

In compliance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:

- be registered full-time students during the preceding academic year and have

intentions to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

- be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee

protection stats, and be legally entitled to work in Canada

- be between the ages of 15 and 30

Qualifications:

- Interest in community development

- Knowledge of office procedures

- Possess general computer skills, including the ability to update social media

and websites

- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

- Ability to work with other organizations and people in a collaborative manner

- Experience working with people from diverse cultures and economic

backgrounds

- Familiarity with the Strathcona neighbourhood an asset

- Ability to occasionally lift moderate to heavy items a plus

Projects & tasks may include:

- staffing the office and light maintenance

- promoting Village Vancouver programs and projects

- facilitating community outreach

- assisting in preparing the yearly report

- producing the monthly newsletter

- participating with grant writing

- developing MOUs with partners

- website development and maintenance

- helping with events such as workshops and other Village Vancouver activities

- helping to maintain seed libraries

- helping build raised beds

- participating in our Demonstration Sustainable Village on Car Free Day,

Sunday, June 19th, 2016.

Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation

Job Duration: 6 weeks at 30hr/wk between June 13th - July 22nd 2016

Location: Field House office in Strathcona Park.

Deadline for Applications: Please submit a cover letter indicating

your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume,

including three references and their contact information, by email to

ross@villagevancouver.ca by 9 am on June 2nd.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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April 2016

Organic Gardening Open House

Saturday, April 16 1-4 pm

Kits Library

Organic-Gardening

Join Societe Le Village, Village Vancouver, Kits Community Centre Collaborative Garden, Westside Food Collaborative, and Kits Vancouver Public Library at this family-friendly event for a fun filled afternoon of interactive and informative gardening related activities.

Help plant the patio garden. Make and take a starter. Learn how to save seeds and take some seeds home. Explore Community Gardening opportunities.

Meet on the patio of the library.

Part of the Wild About Vancouver Festival

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March 31 Food Forest Workshop with reGenerate Design from Calgary

March 2016

TONIGHT at VPL!

Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

w/ author Guy Dauncey

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This week in Village:

 *Learn to Make Quiche

Activities in Kits, Kerrisdale, Strathcona, and the West End

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Mar 17)

Wild Edible "Weeds" Walk (Mar 19)

Learn to Make Quiche (Mar 20 FREE workshop)

West End Community Potluck (Mar 20)

Kimchi (Mar 22)

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This week in Village:

 *Learn to Make Quiche

Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (Mar 8)

Green Veggie Fermenting (Mar 9 FREE workshop)

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This week in Village:

*Learn to Make Quiche

Intro to Organic Gardening,

Milk and Water Kefir Basics

*West End Community Potluck, workshop, NSG info, and Seed & Plant Swap

February 2016

This week in Village:

*Learn to Make Quiche

Quiche, Recycling Depot, West End Community Potluck, Intro to Organic Gardening

*West End Community Potluck, workshop, NSG info, and Seed & Plant Swap

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Village Vancouver, CoDev Canada, Amnesty International, Langara College, World Community, and VIFF Vancity Theatre present the

15th Annual

Just Film Festival

February 11-13

Vancity Theatre

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January  2016

 Happy Holidays from Village Vancouver

Best wishes for a peaceful, just and resilient 2016

 

December 2015

*7th Slow Food, Slow Everything Day with Village (celebrating Terra Madre Day)

7th Slow Food, Slow Everything Day with Village (celebrating Terra Madre Day)

November 2015

Help Support Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks

 Nourish your Neighbourhood

This month, put your money where your neighbourhood is! Participating businesses will be offering specials and raising money for the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (VNFN), which Village Vancouver actively participates in.  Visit the VNFNs website to find out more and support these businesses through the month of October. Havana Restaurant will continue in November. Together, we can all be nourished. vancouverfoodnetworks.com

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October 2015

Neighbour Savour VI

Village Vancouver's 6th annual community potluck for 300

Wednesday, October 21st 6-9 pm

Heritage Hall 15th and Main

Tasty food, community info tables, Emily Carr collaborative design project, native medicinal display, seed library, and live local music- Silken Michelle, Enrico Renz, Ross Christopher Fairbairn,

& Glenn Chatten 

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 Volunteer with Village Vancouver

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Over 20 ways you can help

September 2015

Running for VV Board of Directors at November AGM - Society membership deadline Tuesday, August 25

Hi all,

We hope you're enjoying the summer.

2015 has been a great year for Village Vancouver. We're starting to make plans for our 2015 AGM, which will be held on Monday, November 23, and all indications are that 2016 promises to be even better!

With this in mind, we'd like to remind you that, in accordance with our bylaws, if you're considering running for a position on the board at the AGM and aren't a member of Village Vancouver Transition Society, you'll need to apply for membership in the Society no later than Tuesday, August 25.

You can apply by clicking on Join VV Transition Society

or http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/become-a-member-of-the-village-vancouver-transition-society

on the VV website and filling out the application. Please note that being a member of the website is different from being a member of the Society, and that you need to be a member in good standing of VV Transition Society (applying no later than Tuesday, August 25, 2015) in order to be eligible to run at the November 23, 2015 AGM.

If you have any questions, please contact us at agm.vvts@gmail.com.

We look forward to your participation.

Cheers,
Ross

Ross Moster, President
Village Vancouver Transition Society

on behalf of your VV Board of Directors (Ann, Emmanuel, Hendrik, Kathy, Laura Lee, Louise, Ross, and Stephanie)

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Click here for our June Newsletter!

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July 2015

In partnership with Vancouver Public Library

2 New Seed Sharing Library Launches (& plant swaps) this week!

Wednesday, July 22 Mt Pleasant Seed Library

Saturday, July 25 Kits Seed Library

Over 40 people attended our two seed library launches last week. Thanks to everyone who participated, and be sure to stop by the Kits or Mt. Pleasant branches to pick up some seeds!

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June 2015

Main Street Car Free Day

6th Annual Village Vancouver Demo Sustainable Transition Village

Sunday, June 21st noon to 7 pm -- intersection of 13th & Main and between 12th and 13th

New this year: VV Music Stage

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Village Vancouver is pleased to be a Community Partner for

100 in 1 Day

Saturday, June 6th

Join us at any of our 11 activities on the 6th and 7th around Vancouver & Burnaby!

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Click here for our May Newsletter!

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 May 2015

VV Volunteer Sunday

May 10th 10am-8:30pm

join us at any of several Village activities!

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May 2nd Permaculture Blitz (educational garden work party) at Aberthau Mansion

Everyone welcome! Details and RSVP here

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May 1-3 Weekend is Jane's Walk Weekend, in celebration

of Jane Jacobs and community-based 

urbanism and planning.  Check out dozens of free walks and talks about everything that makes our city great--and not--and how we are all making it better:  

http://janeswalk.org/canada/vancouver/

See Events for a few specific Walks, but check them all out here.

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Click here for our April Newsletter!

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April 2015

April 18 Permaculture Blitz (educational garden work party) at Aberthau Mansion

Everyone welcome - More details & RSVP here (currently 24 registered; room for one more person)

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Welcome in Spring

with our March Newsletter!

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 Permaculture and other Gardening Opportunities in Village Vancouver

3 Garden work parties April 11 &12

in Kits and Strathcona

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Neighbourhood Small Grants/Greenest City Neighbourood Small Grants

February 26 - March 31

Extended deadlines:

West Side -- April 14th 

West End/Downtown Peninsula and Richmond --

April 16th

Click here for more info

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Sad News:

CPR demolishes hundreds of gardens in Maple, Pine, Cypress, and Fir Community Gardens

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March 2015

Village Vancouver, CoDev Canada, Amnesty International, World Community & Langara College Continuing Studies

present the

14th Annual Just Film Festival

35+ social & environmental justice films over 4 days that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here & around the planet.

Ticket information & more details at www.just film.org.

...

Volunteer at the Festival!

At Village's table: volunteer@villagevancouver.ca

Other volunteering: click here

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Hot off the Press -

Our February Newsletter

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Village is looking for additional Board members

application deadline: March 15

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Permaculture and other Gardening Opportunities in Village Vancouver

Sunday, Feb 8th at Strathcona Community Centre

Work parties on Feb 14,15, 21

Work parties continue on Feb 28 and Mar 1 in StrathconaKits, & Kits Point

Coming up in March and April -- Permaculture blitzes in Pt. Grey and Kits

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West End Food Scrap Drop Spots

3x/week: Tuesday, Feb 3 -- Saturday, Feb 28

and

Kits Village Recycling Depot

next Depot Thursday, Mar 19th

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February 2015

Two easy ways you can help reduce waste...

West End Food Scrap Drop Spots

3x/week: Tuesday, Feb 3 -- Saturday, Feb 28

and

Kits Village Recycling Depot

next Recycling Depot Thursday, Feb 19th

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Village is looking for additional Board members

application deadline: February 22nd

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Click here for our January Newsletter

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January 2015

 

Our December Newsletter 

featuring The Year in Review: 2014

Enjoy!

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Tis  the season for Zero Waste...

Kits Village Recycling Depot

next Recycling Depot Thursday, Feb 19th

 

and

West End Food Scrap Drop Spots

Drop Spots resume Saturday, Jan 3rd

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'Tis  the season for Zero Waste...

Kits Village Recycling Depot

Thursday, Dec 18th

next Recycling Depot Thursday, Jan 15th

and

West End Food Scrap Drop Spots

Tuesday, Dec 16th, Saturday, Dec 20th, and Saturday, Dec 27th

Drop Spots resume Saturday, Jan 3rd

Happy Holidays from Village!

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December 2014

6th Slow Food, Slow Everything Day w/Village Vancouver

Saturday, Dec 6th

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Conversations in the Village

Join us for a conversation about how Emily Carr University engages with Village Vancouver and view several creative new Seed Libraries.

Monday, Dec 1st

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November 2014

It's Election time! Please VOTE!

Saturday, November 15, 2014 is General Voting Day for local elections throughout British Columbia.

For more information:

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Village Vancouver is pleased to support the

 BC Seeds Gathering

November 14th-16th

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond

Details/Registration Info here

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A quick open note to all members of the Village Vancouver Website about email spam.

We don't and won't allow it.  We never have. We also never release any member email addresses.  Every member of this website has complete control of exactly what email messages are received from the site, such as announcements of our monthly newsletter, local Village announcements, invitations to events, comments on a blog post, or what have you.  On your unique member Email Settings page (linked from this text), if you decide to, you can toggle off any or all emails from this site.  The final button at the bottom of that settings page shuts off all emails from the Village Vancouver site entirely, including your friends on the site, your local Village coordinators, and Village Vancouver as a whole.  (Remember to press SAVE.)  You have total control over your inbox.  Use it wisely, and please stay in touch.

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Arbutus Corridor Gardens/Green Space Petition

As you may be aware, gardens representing over 10% of community garden plots in Vancouver are under threat of removal by CP Rail. For further information and/or if you'd like to help support the Arbutus Corridor gardens and green space by signing the online petition: http://cypresscommunitygarden.ca/arbutus-corridor/.

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October 2014

Neighbour Savour V - Village Vancouver's 5th annual community potluck for 300

Monday, October 6th 6 to 9 pm

Heritage Hall 15th and Main

Tasty food, community info tables, kids activities, pay-it-forward gift exchange, seed library, and live local music --

Leah Barley, Just Duets, Tim Mar, and 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee Chris Ronald

RSVP here

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6th Annual

Sustenance Festival 2014:

Making Connections, Building Relationships

A city-wide, food-inspired festival

October 5th -19th

Village Vancouver is pleased to be a Community Sponsor and once again offer a dozen plus events, activities, and workshops, in partnership with various Community Centres, Neighbourhood Houses, Neighbourhood Food Networks, other community groups, and the Vancouver Public Library. Over 60 events in all, at close to 30 different locations around town.

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June 2014

May the reading begin!The May Village Vancouver Newsletter and Upcoming Events is here! 

Click here to see what spring brings!

VV Demo Sustainable Village @ Main St. Car Free Day Fest Sunday, June 15th

Imagining Your Ideal Neighbourhood: Cultivating Community Resilience

30 tents and open space at and around the intersection of 13th and Main chock full of  Village Vancouver community projects and activities and other community groups

***Volunteers needed!!! See below***

 Bee village, Chicken village, Bat Houses, Seed library (get free or swap, donate seeds), Solar panels, gardening and native edibles advice, free tomato and arugula plants, Permaculture, Community Arts, Placemaking, Sharing Economy, alternative transportation, ecovillage, organic home delivery, bike maintenance, bike trailers, asset mapping, waste projects and materials repurposing, games, farmers field school, DIY, Homesteading, Food Networks, Megaphone, Emergency Preparedness, member projects, library, hospitality suite, sauerkraut making demo, imagining your ideal neighbourhood visioning posters, FUN  AND CELEBRATION and much more!

Just Say Hello!, Kits Space Project, Homesteaders Emporium, SPEC, The HUB,  MODO, SPUD, Blessed Bee, Madame Beespeaker, Daily Eggs, Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House,  Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-op, PosAbilities, Can You Dig It!, Building Caring Communities, Cottonwood Community Garden,  O.U.R. Ecovillage, Sundog Clothesline Co., others TBA.

Beekeepers - join us at our beekeeping village and connect with other VV beekeepers.

 Chicken folk - join us at our backyard chicken village and connect with other VV chicken keepers.

Have a project you'd like to display/promote at the Village? Contact ross@villagevancouver.ca

***Volunteers needed for transportation, setup, tabling, and breakdown. Contact volunteer@villagevancouver.ca

We're also looking to borrow a few more tents. Contact carfreedaystuffweneed@villagevancouver.ca

See you there!

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Big Thanks to everyone who helped make our  100 in 1 day Permaculture Blitz a success, and to everyone who participated in one of the 83 "interventions" across the city on 100 in 1 Day!

Village Vancouver is pleased to be a Community Partner for

 June 7,  Vancouver will host 100 in 1 Day


Create an intervention that will make Vancouver a better place. 

What if hundreds of people united, each putting in place the changes they wish to see in their city, all on the same day? This citizen-driven festival will unite people across the city to make Vancouver a better place by creating acts of urban change.
                                                                                              

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May  2014

We ain't foolin'!The April Village Vancouver Newsletter and Upcoming Events is ready for your eyes! 

Click here to let them feast on this latest oeuvre!

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April 2014

If you missed Richard Heinberg's talk at UBC (presented by VV in partnership with UBC Sustainability), here's a link to the video by Villager Justin Ritchie (The Extraenvironmentalist).

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March 2014

This weekend!

Just Film Festival Friday, Feb 28 - Sunday, Mar 2

Village Vancouver, CoDevelopment Canada, Amnesty International, and Langara College are teaming up to bring you the 13th annual Just Film Festival (formerly known as the World Community Film Festival) .

Featuring 40+ social and environmental justice films over 3 days that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet.

Ticket information and more details on the event post or

www.justfilm.org

February 2014

Richard Heinberg Returns to Vancouver!

 Tuesday, Feb 25 6:30-8:30 pm

 CIRS Main Lecture Hall, UBC

 2260 W Mall @Stores Road

Register here or on Eventbrite

 

 

January 2014

2013: Fourth Warmest year on Record

Climate change? Australia had an especially hot 2013.  We in Vancouver have been basking in the sun more recently, but the bigger picture is defining what Anthropocene really means.  Yes, WE are changing the world...and not for the better.  Can't blame this on El Nino either.  Read more here.

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December 2013

Join us for

5th Slow Food, Slow Everything Day this Sunday, Dec 8

...there's room for a few more folks and then we're going to cap it

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The November edition of the Village Vancouver Newsletter and Calendar of Events is now ready for you! Click here to check it out!

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AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND - Voting has now ended.  We received over 2700 votes, almost 500 more than last  year, but the competition was intense and we ended up 16th out of 417 entries. (The top 10 advanced.)

Thanks for your support!

Here's a local project* worth supporting in the semi-  finals from Dec 2-11 

Youth4Tap Windermere 

The top 10 advance to the finals and they're currently in 10th place by less than 10 votes, and have been fluctuating between 10th and 11th. (When we 1st posted this, they were about 325 votes behind, so it looks like our votes may be helping them.)

*the only local project left in the "small" category

 

 

November 2013

 

The principles of Transition are at the core of an article in the Tyee here or here.  Our thanks to Christine Boyle, Seth Klein, and The Tyee for writings of such moral clarity in difficult times.

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AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND - Voting has now ended. Final results will be announced in a couple days. Thanks for your support!

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Nov 24, 2013

Spend 5 seconds to help get Village Vancouver to the Semi-Finals and win a $50,000 grant!

We've moved up 5 spots yesterday and are now in 16th! With a strong turnout between now & the end of voting Monday morning at 9 am, we can reach the top 10 and advance to the Semi-finals.

VOTE HERE.

You can also choose to register on the Aviva site thru facebook. It's fast, you don't have to give Aviva a password, etc. And we have a facebook event page - please invite your friends to vote!

Thanks for your support!

-- Ann, Dana, Hendrik, Laura Lee, Randy, Ross and Sharon

   VV Board of Directors

Here's the plan:

1Establish a Demonstration Transition Neighbourhood.

2. Identify, nurture and measure replicable components of a resilient, sustainable community, focusing on food and how neighbours can deepen contacts with each another.

3. Create an asset map to identify key projects and areas where gaps exist.

4. Identify, encourage and incubate new projects.

5. Develop toolkits and resources for enabling sustainable communities in Vancouver and present these toolkits and resources to other neighbourhoods to help them incubate and build capacity through their own initiatives. 

VOTE HERE.

You can also choose to register on the Aviva site thru facebook. It's super fast, you don't have to give Aviva a password, etc. We've also set up a facebook event page - please invite your friends to vote!

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  Nov 12 --
Dear Villagers,
 
As you know, Village Vancouver has done a lot with very little over the past five years to build stronger communities in our region and to catalyse projects that bring us closer to the more sustainable, resilient, connected and livable world that we all need so urgently to build together.
 
To take our efforts to the next level, we need more resources. With the 2013 Aviva Community Fund grant competition, we have the opportunity to obtain those resources. 
 
Please VOTE once a day for the next 14 days from Nov 12 - 25
It only takes about a second to vote.
 

With enough votes, you can help propel Village Vancouver into the Aviva grant semi-finals to win $50,000 to build a neighbourhood transition toolkit that will drastically accelerate our journey to a more positive and resilient future for the Vancouver region!

The top 10 vote getters advance. Last year we got off to a very late start, and still finished 14th out of 564 entries in the up to $50,000 category.
This year we're starting much earlier and need your support to advance.

 

Here's the plan:

1. Establish a Demonstration Transition Neighbourhood project in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Kitsilano, currently home to many vibrant neighbourhood-based sustainability projects.

2. Identify, nurture and measure replicable components of a resilient, sustainable community, focusing on food and how neighbours can deepen contacts with each another.

3. Create an asset map to identify key projects and their contributions to the objectives of reduced ecological footprint and increased resilience, and areas where gaps exist.

4. Identify, encourage and incubate new projects that help fill the gaps, while helping projects link to one another.

5. Develop toolkits and resources for enabling sustainable communities in Vancouver and present these toolkits and resources to other neighbourhoods to help them incubate and build capacity through their own initiatives.

 

We can do this! All you need to do is vote for Village Vancouver's entry to the Aviva Community Fund here:http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19115You can vote once per day until November 25th, and every vote brings us closer to this goal. Ask your friends to vote for us too!

 

There are thousands of members of the Village Vancouver community. If each of us votes even once or twice (but hopefully much more than that!), we have a great shot at winning $50,000 for Transition in Vancouver!
 
If you don't wish to receive brief daily reminders to vote for the next 14 days, you can opt to not receive emails from us by going to your page on the website and temporarily changing your settings (But remember to vote everyday and to change them back after voting ends.)  

 

Deepen your support by becoming a contributing member of Village Vancouver!

Of course, voting is not the only way that you can help. You can also make a huge difference by becoming a contributing member of Village Vancouver Transition Society. Even if only a small percentage of our community members become dues-paying members of the Society, we can very quickly raise the funds that will allow us to engage in change-catalysing projects without depending exclusively on grants. Will you make a difference by becoming a member today?

 

Thanks for all you do in the world, and remember, vote for your very own Village Vancouver, every day for the next 14 days if you can!

 

Cheers,
Ross Moster, Convenor
Village Vancouver
 

 

 

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND

Nov 23, 2013

Vote EVERYDAY for Village Vancouver to help us win a $50,000 grant!

Spend less than 10 seconds over the next 2 days to get Village Vancouver to the Semi-Finals

Today, Sunday, and Sunday between 9pm & the end of voting Monday at 9am.

We figure it will take 850 votes today and tomorrow and about 600 votes Sunday night/Monday morning to get to the Semi-finals.

VOTE HERE.

Here's the plan:

1Establish a Demonstration Transition Neighbourhood.

2. Identify, nurture and measure replicable components of a resilient, sustainable community, focusing on food and how neighbours can deepen contacts with each another.

3. Create an asset map to identify key projects and areas where gaps exist.

4. Identify, encourage and incubate new projects.

5. Develop toolkits and resources for enabling sustainable communities in Vancouver and present these toolkits and resources to other neighbourhoods to help them incubate and build capacity through their own initiatives. 

VOTE HERE.

You can also choose to register on the Aviva site thru facebook. It's super fast, you don't have to give Aviva a password, etc.
We've also set up a facebook event page - please invite your friends to vote!

Thanks for your support!

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AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND

Nov 23, 2013

Vote EVERYDAY for Village Vancouver to help us win a $50,000 grant!

Spend less than 10 seconds over the next 2 days to get Village Vancouver to the Semi-Finals

Today, Sunday, and Sunday between 9pm & the end of voting Monday at 9am.

We figure it will take 850 votes today and tomorrow and about 600 votes Sunday night/Monday morning to get to the Semi-finals.

VOTE HERE.

Here's the plan:

1Establish a Demonstration Transition Neighbourhood.

2. Identify, nurture and measure replicable components of a resilient, sustainable community, focusing on food and how neighbours can deepen contacts with each another.

3. Create an asset map to identify key projects and areas where gaps exist.

4. Identify, encourage and incubate new projects.

5. Develop toolkits and resources for enabling sustainable communities in Vancouver and present these toolkits and resources to other neighbourhoods to help them incubate and build capacity through their own initiatives. 

VOTE HERE.

You can also choose to register on the Aviva site thru facebook. It's super fast, you don't have to give Aviva a password, etc.
We've also set up a facebook event page - please invite your friends to vote!

Thanks for your support!

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AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND

Nov 22, 2013

Vote for Village Vancouver to help us win a $50,000 grant!

Spend less than 15 seconds over the next 3 days to get Village Vancouver to the Semi-Finals

VOTE HERE.

Here's the plan:

1Establish a Demonstration Transition Neighbourhood.

2. Identify, nurture and measure replicable components of a resilient, sustainable community, focusing on food and how neighbours can deepen contacts with each another.

3. Create an asset map to identify key projects and areas where gaps exist.

4. Identify, encourage and incubate new projects.

5. Develop toolkits and resources for enabling sustainable communities in Vancouver and present these toolkits and resources to other neighbourhoods to help them incubate and build capacity through their own initiatives. 

VOTE HERE.

You can also choose to register on the Aviva site thru facebook. It's super fast, you don't have to give Aviva a password, etc.
We've also set up a facebook event page - please invite your friends to vote!

Thanks for your support!

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Vote for Village Vancouver to help us win a $50,000 grant!

You can vote once per day* thru Nov 25

(*9 pm to 9 pm Pacific time) 

DAY 12 UPDATE: Your vote could help put us in the Top 10 TODAY with only a few days to go!

VOTE HERE.

Thanks to your ongoing support, we keep moving up...but we still have a ways to go before we reach the Top 10 and advance to the semi-finals.

Haven't started voting yet? Last year, hundreds of Village supporters didn't vote until the last day or two -- every vote helps, but unfortunately this huge wave of support came just a little too late to get us over the top.

Let's not come up short this year -  please don't wait until the last minute! Vote today and everyday, until  voting ends at 9 am on Nov 25.

Hi all,

BIG THANKS to everyone who's voted for Village Vancouver's Kitsilano Demonstration Transition Village proposal .Yesterday was our best day and we've moved up to 21st (out of over 400 entries.)                                                                                                                                                                                      

We've set up a facebook event page -

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

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