"I contacted Otter Co-op to see if they would be willing to make soy-free feed, and they told me that they 'couldn't make one nutritionally complete' (which is not true; used to use soy-free feed in the US).
If there are enough people…"
We have had some neighbourhood kids (with mama's help) caring for our chickens when travelling. The LOVE it! When we came home in December there were 8 kids in the backyard chasing the chickens and laughing. They…"
"I have people ...random strangers...calling me from all over the Lower Mainland...I have a waiting list for my grains! Can I give them your contact info?
If you just put the word out, I did on Craigslist...and then kinda interview them…"
"Oh my goodness, I have a waiting list of people waiting for mine to grow. I get complete strangers calling me from everywhere ...Vancouver out to Abbotsford even. Can I give them your contact information?
If you just put the word…"
"Hey mama, Strange you should post this...our sister-to-yours Light Sussex hen is also not laying. She was laying for a while but mostly shell-less or soft shelled eggs. I thought she was just foraging too much and not enough…"
"Thank you Leanne,
As stated we are trying for a winter garden as Hasting-Surise donated some wonderful seeds for our project. Have a friend and community urban planner who may be able to get us a truck but am having trouble locating…"
"Good morning Leanne,
We are interested in getting some Mushroom manure for our winter garden for our non-profit housing near VGH. Our community garden is roughly 10 by 10 feet. Called your gentleman farmer however it is out of our price range.…"
Thanks for the Kefir. They are growing well in their new home.:-)
I have some questions about them and the fermentation process.
Friend me so we can have a private conversation or send an email to…"
"I'd be interested in some as well, whenever you have more. Let me know if you still have some available around now (I could pick up on the weekend likely) otherwise I am happy to wait a bit. Thanks for offering to share!"
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, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
As stated we are trying for a winter garden as Hasting-Surise donated some wonderful seeds for our project. Have a friend and community urban planner who may be able to get us a truck but am having trouble locating your farmer's number via this site again. Please re-forward, wonder if its the same supplier Jana used. Their families' garden is inspirational! I am awaiting info from her as well.re mushroom manure suppliers.
We are interested in getting some Mushroom manure for our winter garden for our non-profit housing near VGH. Our community garden is roughly 10 by 10 feet. Called your gentleman farmer however it is out of our price range. Any left over that you'd be willing to share?
I'm just back from vacation - did you see the workshop postings on the events (home)? There's a workshop on Sept 13th in your neighbourhood (HS). If you'd like to register, please let me know. (There are also workshops in Main St/Riley Park on the 20th, and Kits on Oct 6th.)
We should know new workshop dates in a day or two. The best place to look is on the events page. We'll also send you a notice.
There are number of chicken folk in your neighbourhood. Just running out the door now, but will let them know that you're interested in connecting. I'll also suggest starting a coop co-op group in Hastings Sunrise.
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 Villages tab above and 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.
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.
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