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  • Vancouver, B.C.
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  • Russell Cameron
  • Rivkah Horowitz
  • Valentine Prinet
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  • Anita
  • Carol AA Smith
  • Janet
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  • Ann Danilevich
  • Karly Pinch
  • Bina Salimath
  • Dalyce Epp
  • Matthew Pattinson
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  • Malin Hansen
 

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Permaculture Village

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
Dec 17, 2013
Elaine commented on Ross Moster's event *Slow Food, Slow Everything Day with Village (celebrating Terra Madre Day)
"There is a great Berber quote, so far my favorite: Life is short, move veeeeeeeerrryyy sloooooooooowlyyyyy."
Nov 24, 2012
Ross Moster commented on Elaine's event *Kits Meals: Drop-In Spaghetti Night at 1st & Alma
"Almost full. Room for one or two more participants."
Oct 15, 2012
Elaine added a discussion to the group Kitsilano Transition Village
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Kits Village Drop-in "Spaghetti" Night near 5th and Trafalgar

Come enjoy a meal created and hosted by a Kits neighbour this Sunday, Oct. 14th.This meal will be hosted by Russell Cameron near 5th and Trafalgar. Open to anyone, the drop-ins are especially aimed at neighbours living close to the host (usually within 2 or 3 blocks).This is the 3rd in a series of several dinners taking place between July and November, and is supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation (administered by Kits Neighbourhood House), to increase…See More
Oct 12, 2012
Elaine updated an event

*Kits Meals: Drop-In Spaghetti Night at 1st & Alma at 1st & Alma

October 21, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Time: October 21, 2012 from 6pm to 8pmLocation: near 1st and AlmaCome enjoy a meal created and hosted by your neighbor at 1st and Alma. Open to anyone, the drop-ins are especially aimed at neighbours living close to the host (within 2 or 3 blocks).This is one in a series of dinners, supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation (administered by Kits Neighbourhood House), to increase awareness of our food sources and promote community connections.The source of the…See More
Sep 28, 2012
Elaine commented on Ross Moster's event *Kits Village Drop-in "Spaghetti" Nights - July thru November
"Some updates on Kits Meals: Drop-In Spaghetti Nights and locations..... October 14th @ 6, 5th & Trafalgar, vegetarian (BYO plate, cutlery, bowl) October 21st @ 6pm, 1st & Alma, Vegetarian November 7 @ 7 pm, 3rd & Cypress, Vegetarians…"
Sep 28, 2012
Elaine added a discussion to the group Kitsilano Transition Village
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Kits Meals: Drop-In Spaghetti Night at 1st & Alma

Time: October 21, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm Location: 1st and AlmaCome enjoy a meal created and hosted by your neighbor at 1st and Alma. Open to anyone, the drop-ins are especially aimed at neighbours living close to the host (within 2 or 3 blocks). This is one in a series of dinners, supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation (administered by Kits Neighbourhood House), to increase awareness of our food sources and promote community connections.The source of the…See More
Sep 18, 2012
Elaine posted an event

Kits Meals: Drop-In Spaghetti Night at 1st & Alma at 1st & Alma

September 23, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Time: October 21, 2012 from 6pm to 8pmLocation: near 1st and AlmaCome enjoy a meal created and hosted by your neighbor at 1st and Alma. Open to anyone, the drop-ins are especially aimed at neighbours living close to the host (within 2 or 3 blocks).This is one in a series of dinners, supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation (administered by Kits Neighbourhood House), to increase awareness of our food sources and promote community connections.The source of the…See More
Sep 18, 2012
Erin Bett left a comment for Elaine
"HI Elaine - are you still sharing kombucha scobies? I'd love to get one from you if you are! Many thanks Erin erinbett[at]gmail.com"
Aug 23, 2012
Colin Angel left a comment for Elaine
"Hi Elaine, do you still have any water kefir grains to share? I would love to start a batch. colin.angel (at) gmail.com Thanks!"
Jul 31, 2012
Elaine added a discussion to the group Kitsilano Transition Village
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No Tankers BC Town Hall Meeting in Kits

Kitsilano Town Hall Meeting on Tues. July 24 (Info below):The wave of opposition to tar sands exports through the Vancouver harbour is rising. Concerned residents from across BC's Lower Mainland are coming together in opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and resulting tanker traffic on the coast. More citizens are getting involved, and new grassroots groups are popping up in various communities around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.Last week we held our first town hall…See More
Jul 19, 2012
Mia Kalef left a comment for Elaine
"Hi Elaine. Thanks for letting me know and saying hello. I would love to receive a batch. I"m not sure I'll make the potluck, but perhaps we can connect en route or another day? I'm at 604-908-1214 or miakalef@emergingfamilies.com"
Jun 19, 2012
Anita left a comment for Elaine
"Hi Elaine, Yes, I am still interested in getting some water kefir grains. I've acquired some milk grains and really love them! But my daughter is Dairy free, so I would like to have some for her too. I am okay for Kombucha scobies. I read up on…"
Jun 10, 2012
Mary Bennett left a comment for Elaine
"Hi, Elaine, you're becoming the kefir lady. I let mine die after a few weeks of rampant enthusiasm. Can I get some more from you some day? Any chance you're free next Sat June 16 and could bring some to the Kits trafalgar block party - for…"
Jun 10, 2012
Lisa left a comment for Elaine
"Hi Elaine,I was wondering if you still had any water kefir and/or kombucha grains to share? I took a class on making fermented beverages recently and am really looking forward to trying it at home.Thanks!! Lisa(My email is: vinochic@shaw.ca)"
May 2, 2012
Anita left a comment for Elaine
"Hi Elaine, Do you still have water grains to share? I just got some milk grains, but my daughter is dairy free and I'd like to have her try the water kefir.  Thanks, Anita "
Apr 17, 2012

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In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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...
urban agriculture, guerrilla gardening, permaculture, native plants, seasonal harvests, seed saving, beekeeping, community-building, environmental peacebuilding, less consumption, exchange, 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!)
Am interested in learning more about urban agriculture, permaculture, local native plants and foods, seed saving, beekeeping, sewing (transforming old clothes), etc. My background is in environmental law and peace parks (bringing communities together for conservation and environmental peacebuilding), more than willing to share any of that knowledge.
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?
Too new to Vancouver to say....sorry!
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Just want to be a part of the city I've just moved to....and in a good way.

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At 2:02pm on August 23, 2012, Erin Bett said…

HI Elaine - are you still sharing kombucha scobies? I'd love to get one from you if you are!
Many thanks
Erin
erinbett[at]gmail.com

At 10:36am on July 31, 2012, Colin Angel said…

Hi Elaine, do you still have any water kefir grains to share? I would love to start a batch. colin.angel (at) gmail.com Thanks!

At 3:03pm on June 19, 2012, Mia Kalef said…

Hi Elaine. Thanks for letting me know and saying hello. I would love to receive a batch. I"m not sure I'll make the potluck, but perhaps we can connect en route or another day? I'm at 604-908-1214 or miakalef@emergingfamilies.com

At 11:46am on June 10, 2012, Anita said…

Hi Elaine,

Yes, I am still interested in getting some water kefir grains. I've acquired some milk grains and really love them! But my daughter is Dairy free, so I would like to have some for her too.
I am okay for Kombucha scobies. I read up on how to make your own and have since made some whoppers!
Thank you.
Anita

At 9:43am on June 10, 2012, Mary Bennett said…

Hi, Elaine, you're becoming the kefir lady. I let mine die after a few weeks of rampant enthusiasm. Can I get some more from you some day? Any chance you're free next Sat June 16 and could bring some to the Kits trafalgar block party - for sharing and tasting?

At 2:25pm on May 2, 2012, Lisa said…

Hi Elaine,
I was wondering if you still had any water kefir and/or kombucha grains to share? I took a class on making fermented beverages recently and am really looking forward to trying it at home.
Thanks!! Lisa
(My email is: vinochic@shaw.ca)

At 8:25pm on April 17, 2012, Anita said…
Hi Elaine,
Do you still have water grains to share?
I just got some milk grains, but my daughter is dairy free and I'd like to have her try the water kefir. 

Thanks, Anita 
At 5:28pm on March 18, 2012, mundogirl said…

Hello Elaine,

I am looking for some water kefir grains. My mother and I started making our own yogurt and then branched into milk kefir. When I was in France a lady I stayed with introduced me to water kefir and I feel in love with it. Do you have any water kefir grains to share? If so, that would be wonderful. Thanks Zoa

At 4:34pm on December 1, 2011, Ross Moster said…

Hey Elaine,

I was over at Mary's for the lantern making potluck and had some of the kefir drink. Really interesting taste - a good drink for the holidays.

The next Kits Village potluck (along with some discussion about what we want to do in 2012) is this Sunday, hope you can make it.

Cheers,

Ross

At 8:53pm on October 25, 2011, Mary Bennett said…
hI, Elaine, nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again. My email is maryinvancouver@gmail.com to self info about the sugar water.
 
 
 

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