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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. :-)
There's a saying that "Transition is not a spectator sport". It's true! Village Vancouver runs on people power, and engaging in activities and projects together helps us accomplish more. Which groups, networks, neighbourhood villages, or projects do you think you might be interested in getting involved with? And what knowledge, skills, resources or other assets can you bring to the mix? (Don't be bashful!)
organic gardening, home canning, arts and community engagement ... let me think and get back to you - or let me know what you need :-)
What would you like to see improved in Vancouver or in your community regarding sustainability or resiliency? Do you have an idea for a new Transition project or activity?
Let me think on that too.
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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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