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Seed Savers

Savers is part of VV Neighbourhood Food Networks. Join VV, then Seed Savers.We currently have 25 seed libraries in several neighbourhoods around Vancouver.  (See list below.) Some are accessible during regular operating hours, and some are accessible during workshops and other activities.We run Seed Saving workshops, convene Seed Saver Clubs, hold Seed Packet Parties, save seeds from our…See More
May 20
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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
Apr 29
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*Introduction to Organic Gardening (FREE workshop) and Organic Gardening Open House at Kits Vancouver Public Library (meeting room)

April 21, 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Village Vancouver, Westside Neighbourhood Food Network, and Kits branch VPL present a workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a food garden. You'll learn some simple techniques from Karen Ageson from Farmers on 57th for starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. Be rewarded with the taste of freshly grown veggies this season, and pick up some free seeds for your garden from the Community Seed Library!Cost: Free. Drop in, no registration required.…See More
Apr 18
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Neighbourhood Food Networks

VV's been very active around food resiliency over the past 10 years through our Neighbourhood Food Networks. Focusing on 4 areas: Action,  Education, Planning (the Community Food Resiliency component of our Energy Descent Action Plan), and Collaboration. As a Transition Town Hub and Initiative,  WE CULTIVATE COMMUNITY, WE GROW FOOD, WE HELP BUILD A MORE RESILIENT, JUST, AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM.VV is a member of Vancouver…See More
Apr 16
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*West End Community Potluck (Growing Food on Your Balcony workshop) and WE Urban Garden Club (Plant a Pizza Garden) at West End Community Center (Barclay Room)

April 15, 2018 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Join WE Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Bring something yummy, share some good food and conversation with neighbours, and pick up a 2018-19 West End Urban Garden Calendar. This month's workshop is Growing Food on Your Balcony. We'll have the West End community seed library there - pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds or plants.The Food Network's WE Urban Garden Club meets after the potluck until 3:30. Join us…See More
Apr 14
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Rosina Rugosa joined Village Vancouver's group
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Main Street Neighbourhood Village

Our Transition Town on and around Main Street is at the centre of the city.  We hold monthly potlucks and workshops the first Tuesday of every month at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.Sign-up for our monthly potluck & workshop reminders …See More
Apr 3
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Zero Waste

VV applies community organizing and asset development to waste reduction at all levels. Projects have included our partnership with the West End Neighbourhood Food Network, Recycling Alternative, and others on the 3x/week West End Food Scrap Drop Spots (2012-15), and currently, the monthly Kits Village Plastics Recycling Depot, now in its' 6th year.See More
Apr 2
Rosina Rugosa joined Village Vancouver's group
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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
Apr 2
Mary Bennett commented on Village Vancouver's group Marpole Transition Village
"Hello, It seems this is a small group, but I'd be delighted to talk with any Marpole/Oakridge folk who are on it. I'm very involved with the Unitarian Centre at 49th & Oak--We have a "living labyrinth" that I initiated and a…"
Mar 30
Mary Bennett joined Village Vancouver's group
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Marpole Transition Village

Transition Village for folks in Marpole.See More
Mar 30
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Main Street Neighbourhood Village

Our Transition Town on and around Main Street is at the centre of the city.  We hold monthly potlucks and workshops the first Tuesday of every month at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.Sign-up for our monthly potluck & workshop reminders …See More
Mar 10
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*Kits March Free Plastic Recycling Depot (@Kits Community Centre) and Seed Library at Kits Community Centre

March 15, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Drop off your clean plastics at our monthly recycling depot. Pre-sort your plastics and arrive no later than 6:45. (Please note that we can't accept anything before 6 pm.)NEW: We'll have a Kits Village community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds).Kits Community Centre, 2690 Larch Ave. The depot will be held in the patio outside of the south entrance to the community centre, immediately north of 12th and Larch.Cost: Free.RSVP:…See More
Mar 10
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*Kits March Free Plastic Recycling Depot (@Kits Community Centre) and Seed Library at Kits Community Centre

March 15, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Drop off your clean plastics at our monthly recycling depot. Pre-sort your plastics and arrive no later than 6:45. (Please note that we can't accept anything before 6 pm.)NEW: We'll have a Kits Village community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds).Kits Community Centre, 2690 Larch Ave. The depot will be held in the patio outside of the south entrance to the community centre, immediately north of 12th and Larch.Cost: Free.RSVP:…See More
Mar 10
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*Introduction to Fermenting at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion) Meet in the kitchen.

January 24, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Are you intrigued about fermenting? Learn about several options in this Village Vancouver Eldergreens workshop, including veggie fermenting (sauerkraut and local seasonal ferments), water kefir, milk kefir, and kombucha. Find out what's involved, what equipment you need, where to find supplies and ingredients, and how much time and space it takes. We'll have a community seed library there - pick up some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds. Adults/families w/children 10 yrs+ are…See More
Jan 24

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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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