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Michel Bonin
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In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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...
Aberthau Permaculture Garden Project since 2015
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!)
2015-2019 Aberthau Garden Project
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?
more community gardens in high density communities, high rise buildings, etc.
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My walk through the Aberthau Demonstration Permaculture Garden in Vancouver

This 4:18 min. video on YouTube illustrates the status of the Demonstration Permaculture Garden, during the month of Harvest (September 2016), 18 months after its creation. Emphasizing regenerative, low maintenance and moisture retentive permaculture design elements, it is uniquely staged behind the Aberthau Mansion located just off of NW Marine Dr, at walking distance from Vancouver's Locarno Beach. It includes a small hugelkultur, an herb spiral, and saving open pollinated seeds, the garden's annual and perennial veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers, including pollinator attractants.
Piloted by Ross Moster, Convenor at Village Vancouver Transition Society, assisted by Mr. Michel Bonin, a volunteer, the Permaculture Garden is part of the Aberthau Garden Project which also includes the West Point Grey Preschool Garden, and (following last year’s Sunflower Garden) the Pumpkin Patch, a new art/garden project by Aberthau artists-in-residence LocoMotoArt: Laura Lee Coles and Rob Scharein.

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Village Vancouver Permaculture Blitz @ Aberthau Garden Project

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

" On 18 April 2015, I was privileged to be one of the participants to the first event of the 2015-2017 Village Vancouver Permaculture Garden Project taking place at…


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