Hey Emily! Send an email to my favorite chicken lady, Megan: email@example.com. Half of my hens have come from her and I've sent a lot of people her way. She has a good selection of very nice, healthy birds. If you are lucky, she may still have 2 beautiful Rhode Island Reds that were hand raised by 4-H kids and just started laying. Cheers!
Since you have indicated Hastings-Sunrise as your neighbourhood location, I thought I would let you know that we are in the embryonic stages of creating a Hastings-Sunrise village and have set up a Village Group here at Village Vancouver to facilitate that process.
I am aware that there are lots of neighbourhood groups and activities already in place in Hastings Sunrise and hope that in some way a Hastings-Sunrise Village can help to provide some networking between groups rather than competing as another entity, but also can carry out activities that might be of interest to the other groups as well. Really, it's wide open as to what we do as a village entity... but we need participation to determine what that will be!
Please go over to the Groups page and go to the second page - there you will find Hastings Sunrise Village and can join up and participate in the discussion - and also feel free to post Hastings-Sunrise activities and events there for others to see.
Jacqui and James also both live in Hastings, so you have the start of a local village. In other very local news, Village Vancouver, Neighbour to Neighbour, and the Hastings Park Conservancy will be hosting this coming spring a new Hastings Townsite design charrette, a way for the whole community to plan the community, its parkland, cycling routes, community gardens, and commercial areas. We'll let you know more about it in April.
Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.
If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.
A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.