Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Justice Schanfarber's Blog (12)

Permaculture residency available at Little Eden (Cortes Island)

Little Eden has four self-contained suites and sits on 2.5 acres of mostly clear land in downtown Mansons Landing, Cortes Island. We have a permaculture inspired vision and want the right people to be part of it.

One suite is currently available to rent. It is furnished, has 2 bedrooms and is approximately 1000 square feet. It is clean, comfortable and…


Added by Justice Schanfarber on October 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

EcoSex symposium - Portland

EcoSex Symposium! (Portland)

Click for Symposium info

"More than 21 workshops on sexecology, sensual & sustainable living, the pleasure of permaculture, EcoMagicks, bees, mycelium/mushrooms, stardust, polyamory, ecoactivism, herbal aphrodisiacs, culture, sexual liberation, plant medicines, embodiment, & more.

More than the Opening Ceremony on Friday, the EcoBall on Saturday Night, or Sunday's Closing…


Added by Justice Schanfarber on June 13, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

An Effort to Bury a Throwaway Culture One Repair at a Time

"At Amsterdam’s first Repair Cafe, an event originally held in a theater’s foyer, then in a rented room in a former hotel and now in a community center a couple of times a month, people can bring in whatever they want to have repaired, at no cost, by volunteers who just like to fix things."


Read the article:…


Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 31, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Food forests in Vancouver?

I'm writing a piece about food forests for a Vancouver magazine.
Do you know of any food forests in the city?
I'm especially interested in getting photos of mature sites...

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 25, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Cheap soil

I have half a yard of soil in the back of my truck. Need to get it gone! Happy to deliver it to your curb for $25 if you're not too far from 25th/Knight :)

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 24, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

FREE concrete pieces (aka East Van paving stones) - Good for a walkway, small patio or permaculture herb spiral.

NOTE - Most of these have now been picked up...

FREE concrete pieces (aka East Van paving stones) from a sidewalk demo. Good for a walkway, small patio or permaculture herb spiral. Help yourself. They're in the alley behind 557 E12th (near cedar hedge). Please don't disturb the residents! If you take them, kindly let me know so I can delete this notice.

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Wild Yards facebook page live! Share Wild Yard photos, stories, tips, questions.

Wild Yards facebook page live! Share Wild Yard photos, stories, tips, questions.

Added by Justice Schanfarber on August 4, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

Dirt: The Movie

Here's a link to watch Dirt: The Movie

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wanted: Photos and stories of WILD YARDS

I'm collecting photos and info on Wild Yards. For my purposes, this means a yard that contains useful plant communities requiring little or no human intervention to thrive. I'm more interested in yards that are loved and used rather than just neglected. Got any photos or stories to share? Know of a local WILD YARD that I should check out? Please let me know. Thanks :)

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 18, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Could Vancouver declare Food Sovereignty like this Maine town?

The town of Sedgwick, Maine, population 1,012 (according to the 2000 census), has become the first town in the United States to pass a Food Sovereignty ordinance.  In doing so, the town declared their right to produce and sell local foods of their choosing, without the oversight of State or federal regulation.  

Read the full article: … Continue

Added by Justice Schanfarber on March 24, 2011 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

Donate or Join VV Transition Society

Join VV Transition Society

Make a donation here or here:

Become a Monthly Donor here or here (click on desired option before hitting subscribe):

Buy Books -- Support Village Vancouver

Village earns 15% on your book purchases from New Society Publishers. Details here.

Latest Activity

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th 

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

© 2022   Created by Yael Stav.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service