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Jul 25
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And ANOTHER great post on why NOT to rake those leaves, and just let our garden bee in the Fall. This one from the Xerces Society.

Support our pollinators and songbirds! Put the rake and pruners down and nobody gets hurt! Your "messy" fall garden is teeming with life. By Justin Wheeler from Xerces Society (home of bee love) You really need to check the link for the photos :-)http://www.xerces.org/blog/put-down-those-pruners-pollinators-need-your-garden-garbage/It should be welcome news for weary gardeners. You’ve weeded,…See More
Oct 22, 2016
Beth Carruthers posted a blog post

And ANOTHER great post on why NOT to rake those leaves, and just let our garden bee in the Fall. This one from the Xerces Society.

Support our pollinators and songbirds! Put the rake and pruners down and nobody gets hurt! Your "messy" fall garden is teeming with life. By Justin Wheeler from Xerces Society (home of bee love) You really need to check the link for the photos :-)http://www.xerces.org/blog/put-down-those-pruners-pollinators-need-your-garden-garbage/It should be welcome news for weary gardeners. You’ve weeded,…See More
Oct 22, 2016
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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…See More
Oct 22, 2016
Beth Carruthers's blog post was featured

Reasons NOT to clean up the garden this fall

by Jessica Walliser: Twenty-some years ago, fresh out of college with a horticulture degree in-hand, I started teaching adult education classes at a local botanic garden. For many years, I taught a class called Preparing Your Garden for the Winter. I would show slides (remember those?) of how well-kept gardens should look in January. In the images, every plant was cut to the nub, except for the ornamental grasses and butterfly bushes, and the whole garden was snug under a thick layer of…See More
Oct 21, 2016
Beth Carruthers posted a blog post

Reasons NOT to clean up the garden this fall

by Jessica Walliser: Twenty-some years ago, fresh out of college with a horticulture degree in-hand, I started teaching adult education classes at a local botanic garden. For many years, I taught a class called Preparing Your Garden for the Winter. I would show slides (remember those?) of how well-kept gardens should look in January. In the images, every plant was cut to the nub, except for the ornamental grasses and butterfly bushes, and the whole garden was snug under a thick layer of…See More
Oct 16, 2016
Jocelynn Rodrigues commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"Hendrik! (et all) have an event coming up on Oct 23 from 11-2 at Gordon Neighbourhood House! here is the fb link https://www.facebook.com/events/1776016902657174/ And the poster - too! :)"
Oct 13, 2016
Hendrik Beune commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"I can help with translating from Dutch, if you need it! I am fluent in both Dutch and English: call me the language fixer, haha! Do you still have repair cafe's going on? I am a great fan and also have books on how to fix things and some…"
Oct 13, 2016
Keltie Craig commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"They are hosting one in Victoria in Feb at the library. I don't want to take on organizing this personally, but i don't mind helping make connections to people, etc if you want to follow up on them. And yes let's keep in touch this…"
Jan 9, 2015
Jocelynn Rodrigues commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"Awesome Keltie! I am definitely moving forward with this. I am currently enrolled in Groundswell and this is what I'd like my project to be focused on....thinking a fix-it/maker collective like the one in West Seattle...very inspiring stuff. We…"
Jan 9, 2015
Keltie Craig commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"My husbsnd and i were just talking about this. He loves fixing stuff. Let me know if you are moving forward with anything on this"
Jan 9, 2015
Jocelynn Rodrigues commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"Awesome! I am currently looking to start one of these on a regular basis...will keep you guys posted! Not sure if you check this since it was posted a while ago now so I've added you as a friend, and sent a message in that request too so you…"
Jan 6, 2015
sarah butterfield commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"I would love to help set up a Repair Cafe in Vancouver, please let me know of any plans for this. Vancouver needs one."
May 28, 2014
Joy Jolie commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"I'm interested in implementing this in the Vancouver area. Any ideas to get us started, Beth? I'd be happy to discuss by phone/email."
Aug 19, 2013
Linda Greven commented on Beth Carruthers's blog post Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café
"I really like this idea -- I grew up in a family where we always fixed things. Now my brother is needing some help fixing his transmission. Anyone know someone out there who could help?"
Jul 12, 2013
Beth Carruthers's blog post was featured

Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café

Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café By Katherine SharpeIt says something about where we’ve come as a society that the simple act of fixing something that’s broken is considered a revolutionary act. Yet here we are. It’s cheaper and easier to buy a new toaster, lamp, printer, or chair than it is to mend the one you have when it breaks — never mind that you may already be jonesing for an upgrade.For 80 years or…See More
Apr 11, 2013

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In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
Grandview-Woodland, Kitsilano
Please tell us which areas of Transition interest you. For example: growing more food/urban agriculture, relocalizing our economy/local currency, Permaculture, transit, energy efficient buildings, the arts, urban homesteading, preserving seed diversity, placemaking, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
arts, teaching, growing food, biodynamics, local food, food security, permaculture, earth-friendly architecture, alternative energy, seed diversity, kitchen gardens, home canning, root cellaring, community-building, having fun while saving the world.. etc. :-)
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organic gardening, home canning, arts and community engagement ... let me think and get back to you - or let me know what you need :-)
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Beth Carruthers's Blog

And ANOTHER great post on why NOT to rake those leaves, and just let our garden bee in the Fall. This one from the Xerces Society.

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Support our pollinators and songbirds!

Put the rake and pruners down and nobody gets hurt! Your "messy" fall garden is teeming with life.

By Justin Wheeler from Xerces Society (home of bee love) You really need to check the link for the photos :-)

http://www.xerces.org/blog/put-down-those-pruners-pollinators-need-your-garden-garbage/

It should be welcome news for weary…

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Reasons NOT to clean up the garden this fall

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

by Jessica Walliser: Twenty-some years ago, fresh out of college with a horticulture degree in-hand, I started teaching adult education classes at a local botanic garden. For many years, I taught a class called Preparing Your Garden for the Winter. I would show slides (remember those?) of how well-kept gardens should look in January. In the images, every plant was cut to the nub, except for the ornamental grasses and butterfly bushes, and the whole garden was snug under a thick layer of…

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Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 6:06pm 9 Comments

Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café

By Katherine Sharpe

It says something about where we’ve come as a society that the simple act of fixing something that’s broken is considered a revolutionary act. Yet here we are. It’s cheaper and easier to buy a new toaster, lamp, printer, or chair than it is to mend the one you have when it breaks — never mind that you may already be jonesing for an…

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At 4:42pm on December 1, 2011, Ross Moster said…

Make that a potluck and some discussion about what we want to do in 2012.

At 4:30pm on December 1, 2011, Ross Moster said…

Coming to the Kits Village potluck on Sunday?

At 11:47pm on October 5, 2011, Ross Moster said…

Hi Beth,

Welcome to Village Vancouver!

I've just sent you an invite to join Kits Village.

Cheers,

Ross

 
 
 

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