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Applications are now available for the 2017 Neighbourhood Small Grants
Bring together a group of neighbours and apply for $50-$500 to work together on small projects that build community and/or sustainability in your neighbourhood!
Submit your applications at www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca
Application deadline is April 4th
Three small grants now open for…Continue
Added by Danielle Gauld on March 2, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Support our pollinators and songbirds!
Put the rake and pruners down and nobody gets hurt! Your "messy" fall garden is teeming with life.
By Justin Wheeler from Xerces Society (home of bee love) You really need to check the link for the photos :-)
It should be welcome news for weary…Continue
Added by Beth Carruthers on October 22, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Locally produced video clips featuring leaders from Transition and Permaculture
Added by Delvin Solkinson on October 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
by Jessica Walliser: Twenty-some years ago, fresh out of college with a horticulture degree in-hand, I started teaching adult education classes at a local botanic garden. For many years, I taught a class called Preparing Your Garden for the Winter. I would show slides (remember those?) of how well-kept gardens should look in January. In the images, every plant was cut to the nub, except for the ornamental grasses and butterfly bushes, and the whole garden was snug under a thick layer of…Continue
Added by Beth Carruthers on October 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The map and design for a permaculture design site in Roberts Creek, BC.
Added by Delvin Solkinson on August 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Permaculture Principles Design Deck
Added by Delvin Solkinson on July 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance"
- Toby Hemenway
As an offering to the Transition, our visionary permaculture Gaiacraft team has created a Workbook of Permaculture Worksheets.
Download free printable files
or purchase hard copy from an on demand printer here :
Added by Delvin Solkinson on April 21, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I have kefir grains to give away. You will need organic milk, plastic strainer and a plastic spoon. Call 604 685 4945
Added by Biljka Knezevic on December 1, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Key quote: “We are far from having the kind of widespread public discourse we will need to fully understand the implications of the challenges ahead—and to plan accordingly so our collaborative problem solving and community education efforts do not fall short at this critical time.”
Do we fully understand the implications of the challenges ahead?
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts,…
Added by Stefan Pasti on November 10, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments
On October 30, 2015, a joint news conference was held by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer on the subject of the unprecedented impacts of conflicts on civilians.
Below are some of the tweets I’ve made to highlight some of their comments—and links to three sources of those comments.
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts, and research and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.
The CPCS Initiative has identified ten critical challenges [see “A List of Ten Critical Challenges” (Oct., 2015)] which will require problem solving…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on October 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Printable posters, cards games, and permaculture learning and teaching tools. Free.
Added by Delvin Solkinson on October 21, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.
The CPCS Initiative is now making accessible an 82 page paper which summarizes work by its predecessor [The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (from…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on July 1, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments
I have 3 laying chickens and their coop that I need to find a new home for. We're moving and unfortunately were not able to find another landlord that would allow us to keep our chickens. Sadly, the house we are in is going to be demolished in a few months, so we find ourselves in this situation.
The coop is large, so would probably need to be dissassembled, but anyone with a truck who is handy could do it. And it's free - also wired for a light in the winter. This is a…Continue
Added by lola on May 21, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Press Release in “Letter to the Editor” format)
May 16, 2015
Contact: Stefan Pasti
Cell: (703) 209-2093 (US)
Proposal for new section in small to mid-sized town newspapers: the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Education (NTNCE) Project
I am writing to share information and resources with you about a proposal for a new section in local newspapers, especially newspapers…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on May 16, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments
I am brand new to backyard beekeeping (so new my bees haven't even arrived yet) and thought I would keep a record of my experiences to share with others. I have no prior experience and don't know anyone with experience to help me...so I'm winging it. My hopes in starting the page are to help spread interest in bees, help others learn from my mistakes and successes, encourage others who may be interested in urban beekeeping but may be reluctant to jump in due to lack…Continue
Added by Michel Bonin on April 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I now have a service to offer Vancouver and Greater Vancouver: custom made Greenhouse/Solarium Fabrication and Installation. These greenhouses are locally made and installed.
Want to reduce carbon emissions? The highest energy return on energy invested of any human endeavour is the greenhouse where you can assist nature in growing food. Whether you rent or own your yard and would like to have a greenhouse to grow food or want a solarium for your hot tub? We offer installed…Continue
Added by Brennan Wauters on January 25, 2015 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Anyone interested in getting together on this in Burnaby?
Added by Jonathan Rider on December 30, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments
This is mirrored from Jak King's blog here:
I just finished reading “Plastic Ocean” by Capt. Charles Moore and Cassandra Phillips. Hard to say much else but that this should be the “Silent Spring” of our generation.
Moore is a seaman who has become an oceanographer and environmentalist. It was his voyages that focused attention on the huge amounts of pollution — mostly…Continue