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Community Gardening

Build community, reconnect with the ground, capture carbon, and grow something beautiful and edible in a small green space. There is lots to recommend here. Be a part of it. Part of the VV Neighbourhood Food Network. Join VV to join this group.If you're interested in participating in a VV community or collaborative garden or new gardening project please contact commmunitygardening@villagevancouver.ca or…See More
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West End Neighbourhood Food Network

Formed in 2011, West End Neighbourhood Food Network is a diverse network of community members and organizations working together for a just, sustainable, and resilient food system in the West End. Join us at our monthly potlucks, skills building workshops, seed and plant swaps, food scrap drop spots (2012-15), community festivals, and at our other activities and projects.Website: www.foodwestend.wordpress.comContact us: Ross Moster…See More
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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
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Transition Richmond

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West End Transition Village

Imagine a clean, green, sustainable West End. Share your ideas below. Or bring your great ideas to our next meeting.Next Gathering: West End Neighbourhood Food Network March Community Potluck, Sunday, March 15, 1-2:30pm. WECC, Barclay RoomSee More
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*Aberthau Garden Harvest Celebration at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

September 11, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm
Join us in the garden for a harvest party. Free seeds, plant swap, Wild Edible Weeds walk (Lori Snyder) (cancelled due to family emergency), cultured dip tasting (Alyssa Kohlman), Seed Saving mini-workshops (Ross Moster), children's activities - get your picture taken as a bee!, Aberthau artists-in-residence LocoMotoArt (Laura Lee Coles), Harvest Straw Art/Music/Stories (Brian Jones), Permaculture & Pumpkin Patch garden tours, and more. Rain or Shine. All ages welcome!*******Hosted by…See More
Sep 6, 2016
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*Aberthau Garden Harvest Celebration at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

September 11, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm
Join us in the garden for a harvest party. Free seeds, plant swap, Wild Edible Weeds walk (Lori Snyder) (cancelled due to family emergency), cultured dip tasting (Alyssa Kohlman), Seed Saving mini-workshops (Ross Moster), children's activities - get your picture taken as a bee!, Aberthau artists-in-residence LocoMotoArt (Laura Lee Coles), Harvest Straw Art/Music/Stories (Brian Jones), Permaculture & Pumpkin Patch garden tours, and more. Rain or Shine. All ages welcome!*******Hosted by…See More
Sep 6, 2016
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Energy

Current Project:FED-AP. Our Food Energy Descent and Action Plan. (Community Food Resiliency Plan.)See More
Jun 3, 2016
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*Wild Edible "Weeds" Walk (FREE 100 in 1 Day activity) at Village Vancouver Field House in Strathcona Park

June 4, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
What are weeds telling us? What information do they want to share? Are they People Plants? Could they help us in the near future? Are they food? Can we make medicines with them? Come and discover the answers to these questions in this 100 in 1 Day family friendly walk at the Village Vancouver Field House with Lori Snyder from the Metis Nation. Learn to identify the plants that are growing under our feet, how best to incorporate these very beneficial and valuable plants in to your life and find…See More
Jun 1, 2016
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*Wild Edible "Weeds" Walk (FREE 100 in 1 Day activity)) at Village Vancouver Field House in Strathcona Park

June 4, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
What are weeds telling us? What information do they want to share? Are they People Plants? Could they help us in the near future? Are they food? Can we make medicines with them? Come and discover the answers to these questions in this 100 in 1 Day family friendly walk at the Village Vancouver Field House with Lori Snyder from the Metis Nation. Learn to identify the plants that are growing under our feet, how best to incorporate these very beneficial and valuable plants in to your life and find…See More
Jun 1, 2016
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Langara College Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Langara College and Vancouver Locations

May 7, 2016 from 11am to 5:30pm
May 7, 2016 to April 23, 2017Langara College : Permaculture Design ProgramPermaculture looks at how nature is designed, and how we can design our own gardens, homes, businesses and relationships in light of nature’s operating system. It gives you the tools to be healthier and happier, save time, energy and money, get connected to your community and live in alignment with your values.Travel to farms, forests and gardens on a creative learning journey. We will learn how to map and design our…See More
Jun 1, 2016
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*Get Ready for the Canning Season at Strathcona Community Centre

May 31, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
With the bounty of summer just around the corner, now is the time to brush up on your canning skills! Get ready for the canning season with this three-hour, hands-on Village Vancouver workshop suitable for beginners or those needing to refresh their canning skills. We will cover all the basics of boiling water bath canning and make jam and pickles together. All materials are provided; participants take home a jar of jam and handout covering all material presented in the workshop. Instructor:…See More
May 28, 2016
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*Solstice Slaw Vegetable Fermentation at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

June 9, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn to lacto-ferment vegetables using fresh, peak of season local produce in this free Village Vancouver workshop. Probiotic, raw, vegan, and Paleo-friendly. Create the fermentation and take home a jar seasoned with your own custom spice mixture. Wear clothes you don't mind preparing food in. Please bring a wide-mouth 500mL jar, cutting board, large knife, kitchen scissors, and large bowl or tub if you're able to, and wear clothes you don't mind preparing food in. $7 materials fee.…See More
May 28, 2016
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*Water Kefir: home-made fermented sodas at Aberthau

May 5, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
In this free Village Vancouver Aberthau Garden Project workshop, you'll learn to create home-made fruit "soda pop" from water kefir starter culture: from creating the initial mixture to flavouring and bottling it (secondary fermentation). The result is a highly carbonated, dry, healthful fruit soda. You’ll get to sample the finished product, and take home your own kefir starter grains with printed instructions. Bring a small, leak-proof jar for your grains. $7 materials fee. Instructor: Alyssa…See More
May 1, 2016
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*Japanese Fermentation and Preservation at Strathcona Field House

May 1, 2016 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Part of VV's As We Know It food and culture project.The Japanese have a long history of using fermented foods as part of their everyday life. In part, Japan has so many fermented type of foods due to the country's temperature and humidity levels that are conducive to the reproduction of bacteria and other microorganisms that stimulate fermentation. This workshop will introduce the Japanese preserving method of Koji: a unique fermentation method that has become a cult favorite for quick pickling…See More
May 1, 2016
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*Aberthau Garden Project Open House at Aberthau

April 2, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm
Meet at the garden -- behind the Mansion, just off of NW Marine Dr.Free and open to all ages. Find out what's happening this year and how you can get involved. Village Vancouver will have a seed library present - you can get some free seeds - and Aberthau artists-in-residence LocoMotoArt will be there to tell you about their Pumpkin Patch Project.Hosted by Village Vancouver, the Aberthau Garden Project includes VV's Demonstration Permaculture Garden, the West Point Grey Preschool Garden, and…See More
Mar 28, 2016

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Free wood stakes

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Vision Vancouver has a bunch of wood stakes (from their campaign signs) at lengths ranging from 12" to 8' that "would be excellent for use in garden projects". The wood is free and on a first come basis.  The wood  can be collected from the parking space in the back of their office at 2512 Yukon Street.
They ask that, when picking up, the two parking spaces to the west of the parking area NOT BE BLOCKED as they belong to the Dollar Store business below their office.

City Council Candidates Meeting at Kits House Saturday morning

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:31pm 0 Comments

Village Vancouver, Kits House, and the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce are holding a Candidates Meeting at Kits House on Saturday morning. Eleven candidates, including representatives from several parties, have confirmed.…


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Commenting to the Riot Review

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments





Here's an opportunity to comment to the official Riot Reviewers.Info on how to comment can be found on the riot review website. The deadline for submissions (to receive consideration by the review team) i…
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Vancouver Folk Fest weekend pass tickets available for $121

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Hi all,

We have a few Folk Fest weekend passes (tickets) available for $121. (Currently $150 elsewhere, and $165 at the gate). Email me at ross@villagevancouver.ca.

Cheers,
Ross

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At 12:25pm on November 21, 2011, Brianne Stremel said…

Thanks Ross for reminding me. I was planning to go but turns out I haven't got the money. Will have to change my RSVP.

 

Cheers,

B

At 6:01pm on September 1, 2011, Heather Talbot said…

That works fine.  See you then.

Heather

At 1:31pm on September 1, 2011, Heather Talbot said…

Yes I'll be around over the weekend.  Sunday or monday would be best.  Let me know where/when would suit you and Ill be there :-)

Thanks

Heather

At 5:11pm on August 24, 2011, Shayne Korithoski said…
Thanks for asking. I'm actually just in the transition of re-locating to Vancouver from Calgary. I've been involved in a new company that is looking at setting up bio-regional based green building systems using organic hemp & flax fibres and making them into bio-composite type materials--we are setting up an office in Vancouver for the fall. I'm really interested in permaculture, local living economy movements, and the outdoors. If you know of any good places I could check out where there are like-minded people, please let me know.
At 9:07pm on January 3, 2011, Tannis Zboroluk said…
Thanks very much for the welcome. I look forward to meeting some people in the community, and am especially hopeful a practicing beekeeper might be interested in a volunteer helper (me) in exchange for the education of the experience. Happy New Year to you all!
At 10:26pm on October 30, 2010, Bernadette Keenan said…
It was great to meet up with you Ross. So good to be able to put a face to the name. I really think it is great what you are doing with Village Vancouver.
At 5:16pm on October 12, 2010, Alexandra Brigham said…
Hi Ross,
I'm not yet back in Vancouver but will be in early November. I live in the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood. I'm curious to know, why do you ask?

Cheers,
Alexandra
At 8:22pm on August 3, 2010, Bukko Canukko said…
Hey there! Did I put all my food-related prejudice on something VV-related, or has it leaked over from my UrbanSpoon profile? I didn't think I had blathered so much on VV. I haven't heard of Chowhounds before. Personally, I'm pleased with Terra for breads across all categories, and my wife and I have been picky bread-heads in cities all over the world.

As far as the New York Times, ha! We picked up the Sunday edition two times since we got here, but $10+ for a paper doesn't cut it. It's a shame that Canada has a rightwing newspaper monopoly with CanWest, which means I don't read the local paper (on paper, at least) unless I can get it for free. At least in Australia, where every major business area is essentially a duopoly, there were competing newspapers in every capital city run by the mildly leftish Fairfax group vs. the Hunnishly right NewsCorp (Murdoch's mob.) The real news is online anyway.

Anyway, we hope to meet more Main Street area folks at future potlucks and such. We're good cooks and good talkers. (Not as tendentiously leftwing as I might come across here.)

Rick Buck
 
 
 

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