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In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
Downtown East Side, Burnaby
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...
wish to learn beekeeping,to join backyard chickens,seed savers,urban homesteading,energy efficient buildings.potlucks,plant a row-give a row,guerilla shallots and pumpkins
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!)
lets help seniors with food security by weeding and digging their gardens,shoveling manure,planting pole beans,salad greens,
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?
buy beans flour and grains in bulk wholesale,to set up a communal compost pile in each block to harness fallen leaves, grass clippings to grow broad beans clover shallots cilantro dill for bumblebees, to set up a truly extensive permaculture,habitat diversity,species diversity library,to participate in communal batch cooking and potlucks
to join small teams to help jump start an initiative
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At 12:31pm on December 3, 2011, Athenaise said…

Hey Ferenc, I love your ideas about the 22nd stn! They are fabulous, and i think, would contribute greatly to its overall success!

I'm a wee bit injured, but i have to draw up a site analysis and plan in the winter to submit to translink. Would you be interested in collaborating, or even just adding your cool ideas into the mix once its drawn up?

At 5:04am on November 27, 2011, Ferenc De DalnokyFerenc De Dalnoky said…

have just begun composting fallen leaves in burnaby at a neighbor s back yard on frederick st near imperial .now that am laid off will soon begin turning over some sod for a new raised bed on capitol hill and would be very glad to give you a hand near the 22n st ,easy bicycle ride would be glad to begin planting some shallots,clover,mints,could transplant some small goji berry plants .am interested in setting up a pollinator pathwasy ,seattle has done so.interest also in bumble bees,they like borage,clover,chives,etc.what projects do you have now

At 4:44pm on November 30, 2011, chenolan said…

hi, ferenc!


yes, yes, yes!  let's discuss this.  elders and children are both very worthy topics.  it would be great to develop strategies to get both groups more involved in gardening.


see you at the potluck...



At 11:55am on November 30, 2011, Rob miksza said…

Hi Ferenc,


it would be great to have you involved. The site in New Westminster was started last spring as part of a community garden expansion. The site is small but really interest ing to work with . A sunny south faceing slope between a church and a heat retaining wall. So far the initial bed prep has begun. Lots of sheet mulching and some initial plantings of berry bushes. But this winter we are hoping to get a serious group of forest gardeners together to really examine the planting and get things going for spring.


the site in Mount pleasant is still in the planning stages and is also part of a community garden development. So far initial plans have been approved by site parks dept. Next comes the fundraising of which we just kicked-off last week. 



At 5:59pm on November 29, 2011, Athenaise said…


I love Nancy Turner's books! I read about BC native food plants. I collected some seeds this year and plan to germinate annuals this year, and berry plants next year (if they are still feasible)!
Id love to talk sometime about the projects you are into!



At 8:55am on November 29, 2011, Yona Sipos said…

I bet these folks will have lots of ideas and resources for bee gardens!

** Our December Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Potluck will be on Tuesday December the 6th from 6 to 8 PM.  This month's potluck will be an early winter solstice party, wrapping up a great first year of these monthly potlucks and sharing warm, healthy food.

We will be having a beginner's beekeeping workshop starting at 7PM.  Come join us for food and then join two of our neighborhood beekeepers for the basics of beekeeping.

What: Main Street Neighbourhood-Little Mountain Neighbourhood Potluck & Beekeeping Workshop
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 6-8pm:  6pm - potluck, 7pm - workshop
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House (3981 Main St. at 24th)
Why:  Winter is a time of togetherness, warm food, and building community.  Learn to keep your own bees!
Especially Why: Come for the baclava! ***

At 5:07pm on November 28, 2011, Yona Sipos said…

Hi Ferenc! 

Good to hear from you. I don't have too much experience with bee plants, in particular, but there's a LifeCycles resource sheet that looks good here:

Take care and good luck with your many projects!


At 4:00pm on November 28, 2011, Lawrence Boxall said…

It's been a few years since I last saw you. How goes the good fight?


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